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Subject / Grade French 2 and English 12
Room: E209
Phone: (480) 883-5194
Email: Hamilton
"Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore."
-- André Gide

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My Education and Professional Background

Bachelor of Arts in French from Arizona State University; a European Studies Diploma from Université Stendhal in Grenoble, France; and a Master’s Degree in English from Northern Arizona University. I earned my Secondary Teaching Credentials at Oakland University in Rochester, MI. Over the years, I have taught French, English, Journalism, and Structured English Immersion. I have taught 7th grade through college level students.

My Educational Philosophy

Intelligence is not fixed. With patience and perseverance, anyone can experience success at something new in their academic or personal life. My very favorite saying is “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore” (André Gide), because a big determiner of whether or not you will succeed at something is your willingness to take a risk and try something new. You might make mistakes at first, but mistakes are the best way to learn! ! I hope you will join me in stepping outside of your comfort zone in class this year—you will be surprised at what you can accomplish when you do this! I will be there every step of the way to guide you on your path to success in my class and in the world beyond this year!

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