|Subject / Grade||General Science 8, Accelerated Science 8|
|"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow, The important thing is don't stop questioning."|
|-- Albert Einstein|
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Hello and welcome to my website! I will be teaching your 8th grade students the wonderful world of science as it applies to physics, chemistry, life science and health. Please utilize this website to have up-to-date information on curriculum and helpful links for parents and students to ensure your success here at Andersen Jr. High School.
My Education and Professional Background
I graduated from the Engineering College in 1998 with a major in Computer Engineering. I have a post-baccalaureate in secondary education from Bridgewater State College in Boston, MA. I have an Engineering degree in Computer Science. I worked in the corporate world for 5 years as a software engineer before deciding to become a teacher. I taught 8th grade for 5 years in Boston, MA before moving to AZ. I am certified in Secondary Education (7th-12th) in mathematics and (7th-8th) science and hold an endorsement in SEI. I am also certified to teach (5-12) mathematics and (5-8) science in MA.
My Educational Philosophy
A teacher's effect last throughout the student's life, and she can never tell when her influence stops. This quote sums up my philosophy of teaching. A teacher plays a major role in grooming the kids personality and principles that carry them through their life. My goal is to set an example as a lifelong learner, so that learning becomes exciting, rewarding and worthwhile. When students discover this passion, they take responsibility and ownership which leads to success. I want to imbibe curiosity and thirst for knowledge in the kids through my own curiosity and thirst for knowledge. My overall classroom goal is to provide every student with a safe place to learn where they can reach their full potential. I also believe in making relationships with the
The Choice is Yours! Why Choose AJHS?
Andersen Junior High has been recognized THREE times as an A+ School of Excellence. We offer a wide variety of options that help all types of student learners such as outstanding fine arts and athletic programs. We are able to provide a learning environment with minimal distractions to all students because of the school wide discipline program, Responsible Thinking Process, which helps students make the right decisions and receive a high quality education. The entire faculty and staff here at Andersen Jr. High believe in helping students succeed and strive every day to make a difference in and out of the classroom. I truly hope your son or daughter enjoys being a vital part of the success of Andersen
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