• Greeting Students and Parents, I'm happy to have the opportunity to serve as a Guest Teacher for Mrs. Daly. I am in contact with her on an as needed basis. Her expected return date is still fluid at this time. The anticipate return date is December 8th, prior to semester and quarter grades. I will continue to consult with her regarding assignments and grades. If you, student/parent are in need of assistance in meeting the class requirements for the coming quarter, please don't hesitate to call/email/text or arrange an appointment for conference. I'm available to meet almost any morning before school or after school until 3pm. I will maintain the core curriculum and standards Mrs. Daly has set to insure your success. My goal is student achievement and success with honor. Let me introduce myself. I'm a retired teacher with 11 years of secondary Ed. experience in English and the Social Studies. I was a late bloomer in the field of education. I spent the first 25 years of work in the public sector in a variety of city, county, state and federal positions. In 1993 I was working as an elementary school Instructional Assistant in Mesa. For some reason I fell in love with education and the idea of becoming a teacher. I was never much of an academic but, found myself enrolled in college classes for the first time at the age of 37. Two years later I had completed a four year degree. Yes, I said 4 years of education jammed into 2 years. It was a 24/7/830 labor of love that consumed me every waking moment. My family was so supportive that with their encouragement, I immediately began a two year Post Grad degree with was successfully completed in 12 months. This type of drive is what I hope to instill in you.(student) To achieve the impossible when others tell you it can't be done. This will be an exciting quarter. So, grab a seat and buckle in. It's going to be an exciting ride. Mr. Gaines For a direct link to Mrs. Daly's Faculty Web Page, ClickHere Click to Report a Website Problem| Email the Teacher