About McCurdy...
Subject / Grade World history/World Studies
Room: F201
Phone: 480-221-2263
Email: McCurdy
"If the people do not have enough information to wield power correctly, do not take away their power, give them the information"
-- Thomas Jefferson

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My Education and Professional Background

I began teaching 16 years ago in South Phoenix and moved to Basha when the school opened with only freshman on the San Tan campus 13 years ago. I have loved facilitating open minded freshman courses ever since. Although originally from Fort Wayne Indiana, I grew up in Chandler, AZ. I started as a Galveston Gazelle, but ended up a Corona Del Sol, Aztec. I received a Bachelor's Degree in History from Ottawa University and a Master's Degree in Education from ASU in 2003. I plan to serve as an AZ State Legislator one day and represent our community.

My Educational Philosophy

There is a human element to history, and when students are made to feel a part of it, they flourish. By relating the past to our everyday lives, we begin to understand history better. As we make connections between our own lives and the lives of the billions of humans before us, we begin to value the decisions and progress they made, equipping ourselves to make decisions for our future. Many past students say this is a philosophy class instead of a typical history course.

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