|Position:||AP World History, AP US History, and Academic Decathlon Teacher / Grades 9 and 11|
Welcome to the home page for Mr. Charles Johnson, History Teacher and Tennis Coach at Basha High School in Chandler, Arizona. This site is meant as a resource for students, athletes, parents, and colleagues.
My Education and Professional Background
I am in my 14th year of teaching (All at BHS) and this year I teaching 9th Grade AP and College Prep World History, AP US History, and Academic Decathlon. I am a native of the Valley of the Suns, graduating from Maryvale High School in Phoenix in 2002. I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education History from Arizona State University in 2008, a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Northern Arizona University in 2010, and a Master’s Degree in Education Leadership and Administration from Northern Arizona University in 2020. In 2017 I earned recognition as a National Board Certified Teacher. In addition to my work in the classroom, I serve as the Freshman, JV, and Varsity Girls Tennis Coach here at Basha, having held those positions for 13 years. My wife Brittney and I were married in 2006 and we have three sons, Maxwell (12 years old), Quentin (10 years old), and Levi (3 years old) and a daughter, Eden (6 years old). We currently live in Queen Creek.
My Educational Philosophy
It is my goal that all students who enter my classroom will understand the power and responsibility that they have as decision makers. I want my students to realize that the choices that they make have an impact not only on their own lives, but on their family, friends, community, city, state, country, and the world at-large. Furthermore, because their personal choices and actions are significant, I want my students to feel that they have a responsibility to promote equity, mutual respect, cooperation, and appreciation for people from all walks of life.
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