|Subject / Grade:||American Sign Language 1 and 4|
|"Be Yourself; Everyone else is already taken."|
|-- Oscar Wilde|
Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year! Hello! My name is Lisa Dobson and I am excited to be a teacher at Casteel High School. This year I will be teaching American Sign Language and sponsor the GSA club. This is my 10th year teaching high school and my fourth year working for Chandler. I am looking forward to a great school year! Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
My Education and Professional Background
I am a proud graduate of Phoenix College where I received my degree in Sign Language Interpreting. After a career as an interpreter for over 8 years, I obtained my B.A in Education from Ottawa University and a Masters Degree in School Counseling. I have been teaching for 7 years and enjoy every minute of it!
My Educational Philosophy
I believe that every child has the right to receive the best education possible. I believe that the special people chosen to provide that education must make sure everything they teach, say, do and believe comes from the heart. I believe that along with education comes personal growth, self respect, and respect for others and a yearning for knowledge that stays an entire lifetime. I feel that a great teacher learns just as much from each of their students than their students learn from them. I believe that a successful classroom is a classroom that doesn't know the difference between work and fun, their work IS fun. A successful teacher doesn't teach to a book, they teach to the day. They are flexible, energetic, understanding and seize each day as a new opportunity to impact the lives of their students.
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