About Josh Edwards ...
Position: 7/8 Gifted Science
I am excited to be joining Payne Jr. High's gifted program for the 2022-2023 school year. 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 9th year with CUSD. I taught for 8 years at Willis Jr. High. 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 the past three years.
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
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.