About Josh Edwards ...
Position: 7/8 Gifted Science
I am excited for my 2nd year here with Payne Jr. High's gifted program. I look forward to meeting you all and enjoying a rigorous class full of collaboration, critical thinking and growth.
My Education and Professional Background
This will be my 10th year with CUSD. I spent 5 years working in 8th grade general science; the last two of those years adding a section of PLTW engineering classes. I then took an opportunity to work in gifted mathematics for Willis Jr. High's STEAM program, for three years. I moved to be closer to my growing family and have enjoyed the community and support at Payne Jr. High. I am grateful to be entering my second year as the gifted science teacher here and look forward to another great year.
ASU - Bachelor of Science - Kinesiology
NASM - Corrective Exercise Specialist
ASU - Master of Education - K-8
NES - Middle Grades Mathematics Certification
NES - Middle Grades Science Certification
K-12 Gifted Endorsement
K-12 Physical Education
PLTW - Design and Modeling Certification
PLTW - Automation and Robotics Certification
My Educational Philosophy
I believe in what I do and the positive impact a teacher can make on each student. I aim to make each student feel valued in my classroom. I am mindful of facilitating a class that will give students the best chance for a successful path, wherever they choose to go.