About Schultz...
Position: Assistant Principal and Athletic Director
Room: Front Office
Phone: (480) 224-2409
Email: Schultz

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Welcome!

I am proud to be a Payne Panther! As the Assistant Principal, I will oversee 8th grade, transportation, and serve as the athletic director. In both of these areas I will work hard to instill positive character in the students at PJHS.

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About Morgan...
Position: 7th and 8th Grade ELA
Room: E34
Phone: (480) 224-2464
Email: Morgan

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Welcome!

Welcome to English Language Arts at Payne! We are going to have an amazing school year!

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About Westlake...
Position: 8th Grade English Language Arts
Room: E 29
Phone: (480) 224-2459
Email: Westlake

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Welcome to Mr. Westlake's Page!

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About Morgan...
Position: 7th and 8th Grade ELA
Room: E34
Phone: (480) 224-2464
Email: Morgan

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Welcome!

Welcome to English Language Arts at Payne! We are going to have an amazing school year!

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About Jackson...
Position: 7th Grade ELA
Room: B3
Phone: (480) 224-2433
Email: Jackson

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Welcome!

Welcome! It is going to be a phenomenal year.

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About Combs...
Position: Resource Math Teacher
Room: B22
Phone: 480-224-2452
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Welcome!

Welcome to my website. My name is Mr. Combs, a Resource Math teacher and proud ASU Sun Devil!

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About Paus...
Position: Math Teacher
Room: E30
Phone: (480) 224-2460
Email: Paus

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Welcome!

Hello and thank you for visiting my webpage. Please contact me with any questions or concerns.

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About Montenegro...
Position: Spanish teacher
Room: B2
Phone: (480) 224-2432
Email: Montenegro

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Welcome!

Bienvenidos! I am always excited for a new project as it will enhance our learning, contribute to our personal growth, meet new people and beyond. I have high expectations for myself and for my students. Let's try to make this the best school year possible!

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About Bemisdarfer...
Position: 7th & 8th Gifted Science
Room: B10
Phone: 480-224-2440
Email: Bemisdarfer

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Welcome!

Welcome to Payne. I will be teaching 7th and 8th Grade Gifted Science. I will also be the VEX Robotics Coach.

My Education and Professional Background

I graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State University with both my Bachelor's in Elementary Education and my Master's in Literacy Leadership with a focus on Reading. I am fully endorsed in K-8 Reading and SEI. I am also an Adjunct Professor at Arizona State University and Chandler-Gilbert CC where I teach several different reading classes.

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About Bessette...
Position: Band/Oral Expressions
Room: C13/ Band room
Phone: (480) 224-2484
Email: Bessette

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Welcome!

Welcome to band!

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About Griffin...
Position: 7th and 8th Grade Math
Room: E-27
Phone: 480-224-2457
Email: Griffin

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Welcome to Payne Junior High School!

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About Plumb...
Position: 8th Grade Language Arts
Room: E29
Phone: 480-224-2459
Email: Plumb

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Welcome!

Welcome to 8th Grade Language Arts! I look forward to getting to know each and every one of you as we learn and grow together toward success this year!

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About Brenn...
Position: 8th / Math - Pre Algebra & Algebra
Room: E47
Phone: 480-224-2477
Email: Brenn

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Welcome!

Welcome to Mrs. Brenn's 8th grade Math Class. It is going to be an exciting new year.

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About Brigham...
Position: 7th / Language Arts
Room: B7
Phone: (480) 224-2437
Email: Brigham

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Welcome!

Welcome to 7th grade English Language Arts. I am confident that you will have a fantastic year here at Payne. I am excited to work with each and every one of you!

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About Ciero...
Position: 7th / Language Arts
Room: B19
Phone: 480-224-2449
Email: Ciero

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Welcome!

Welcome to 7th grade language arts! I look forward to a great year at Payne and the opportunity to get to know another great group of Payne Panthers!

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About Collier...
Position: 7th and 8th Grade Science
Room: E37
Phone: 480-224-2467
Email: Collier

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Welcome!

Welcome to Payne JHS and to my science class! I love to learn and I love to share my excitement about learning with others. We are going to have a very fun year exploring science through a series of interactive activities.

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About Cress...
Position: 8th / Math
Room: E32
Phone: (480)-224-2462
Email: Cress

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Welcome to Mr. Cress' Math Class

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About Davis...
Position: 7th and 8th Grade Girls/Boys PE and Volleyball Coach
Room: D7
Phone: 480-224-2494
Email: Davis

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Welcome!

Welcome back Panthers! It is going to be a great year full of success and fun.

My Education and Professional Background

BS from Grand Canyon University 2003; Elementary Physical Education '04-'11; Payne Jr. high '11-present Boys and Girls Volleyball Coach 7th and 8th grade '11-present; EVJ Club Volleyball Coach '03-present

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About Durst...
Position: 7th & 8th Boys PE
Room: D7
Phone: (480) 224-2492
Email: Durst

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Welcome!

Welcome to 7th and 8th grade Physical Education

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About Emerich...
Position: 8th /Science
Room: E37
Phone: (480)224-2467
Email: Emerich

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Welcome!

Welcome to Science! I'm looking forward to a wonderful year of learning.

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About Torre...
Position: 8th Grade Pre Algebra / Algebra
Room: E44
Phone: (480)224-2474
Email: Torre

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Welcome!

Welcome to another exciting year at Payne Junior High! I am looking forward to teaching your child this year in Math and anticipate an enjoyable and rewarding year for us all.

My Education and Professional Background

I attended Arizona State University where I received my Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Elementary Education (k-8) with an endorsement in Mathematics. I have been teaching since 2009 and started teaching junior high math in 2010.

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About Eyanson...
Position: 8th / Science
Room: E40
Phone: 480-224-2470
Email: Eyanson

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Welcome!

Welcome to Science with Mr. Eyanson! It's going to be a great year expanding our knowledge within the different topic areas.

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About Roessler...
Position: 7th / Language Arts
Room: B17
Phone: 480-224-2447
Email: Roessler

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Welcome!

Welcome Payne Panthers! I am filled with enthusiasm as we enter the new school year. We have a lot of exciting things happening this year so be sure to check this site daily. If you are absent please refer to the classroom calendar to see what you missed. Also, be sure to check the back bin when you return to school. I'm looking forward to an exciting year with all of you!

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About Giaramita...
Position: 7th & 8th / Gifted Language Arts
Room: E28
Phone: (480) 224-2458
Email: Giaramita

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Welcome!

Gifted students require a special type of education where they are challenged, taught to use their intelligence in an effective manner, and exposed to new ideas. I have devoted my teaching career to furthering these goals by tailoring the teaching of reading and writing to the unique audience of gifted children.

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In my classroom students will be presented with challenging problems and learn how to strategically think about them as well as articulate their ideas in powerful language. They will often read dense, abstract text and learn how to interpret, understand, and make connections between their world and the written page. I will teach your students everything I know about reading, writing, and thinking. I will expose them to new ideas, challenge them daily, and foster a supportive environment to help them grow.
 

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About Gillette...
Position: Project Lead the Way/Digital Media
Room: B9
Phone: 480-224-2439
Email: Gillette

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Welcome!

Welcome to an exciting year of learning!

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I am excited to start my 21st year of teaching. I started teaching at Payne Jr. High in 2016. I taught 10 years in Kyrene and 7 years at Hope Christian Academy. Junior High is a great time for kids to experience a variety of disciplines through electives. You never know where they'll find their passion or where it might take them!
 

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About Glashagel...
Position: 7th / Special Education teacher
Room: B5
Phone: 480-224-2435
Email: Glashagel

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Welcome!

Welcome from Ms. Glashagel....I look forward to another great year at Payne. Be ready for a new and positive year at Jr. High.

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About Grimes...
Position: 7th Science & Accelerated Science
Room: B11
Phone: 480-224-2441
Email: Grimes

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Welcome!

Welcome to Science with Mrs. Grimes! It's going to be a great year expanding our knowledge!

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About Hansen...
Position: Gifted Science 7th and 8th
Room: B-10
Phone: (480) 224-2440
Email: Hansen

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Welcome!

Welcome to C.A.T.S. Science! This year is going to be filled with opportunities to explore our natural world through Geology, Astronomy, Genetics, Chemistry, Physics, and Biology. I am a mom to four children, one currently attending high school in Chandler. I have lived the challenges of educating C.A.T.S. as a parent and as a teacher. Teaching is not just a calling, but a passion. I am a lifelong learner who is always working to perfect my skills and grow as a teacher.

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I utilize a variety of best teaching practices and methods of classroom management. High expectations, differentiation, student centered teaching, and knowing my student's individual needs form our classroom instruction. Because of my STEM and science background, I implement project/problem based learning to enrich our classroom experiences My primary goal is to help form lifelong learners who are productive citizens of a global community. Students will learn 21st Century Life Skills: Critical Thinking/Doing, Creativity, Collaboration, Cross-cultural Understanding, Communication, Computing, Career and Self-Sufficiency. Good science acts as the platform to launch your student toward responsible citizenry.
 

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About Heady...
Position: 7th & 8th / C.A.T.S Social Studies
Room: B26
Phone: (480) 224-2456
Email: Heady

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Welcome!

Welcome to 7th and 8th Grade CATS Social Studies with Chris Heady. We're going to have a fun and exciting year learning about American History, while hopefully having a great deal of fun in the process.

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About Herz...
Position: 7th / Math
Room: B18
Phone: 480-224-2448
Email: Herz

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Welcome!

Welcome to 7th grade Math at PJHS!

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About Heschke...
Position: 8th Grade Social Studies
Room: E33
Phone: 480-224-2463
Email: Heschke

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Welcome!

Welcome to 8th grade Social Studies! Here you will find everything you need to catch up, refresh and be in the know! We're going to have a great year!

My Education and Professional Background

I began teaching in 2002 after graduating from Iowa State University where I obtained my Bachelor of Science degree in Curriculum and Instruction. I earned my matster's degree in Curriculum & Instruction from Northern Arizona University in 2007. I began teaching in 2002 and have taught 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th math, 7th social studies and 8th social studies.

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About Jacques...
Position: Media Specialist
Room: Media Center
Phone: (480)224-2401
Email: Jacques

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Welcome!

Welcome to the new school year at Payne Jr High! I am excited about starting a new year and the media center has great things planned for this year, so be sure to stay tuned!

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About Kussy...
Position: 8th / Social Studies
Room: E48
Phone: (480) 224-2478
Email: Kussy

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Welcome!

Welcome to Mr. Kussy's Social Studies class. I am so excited and honored to be your teacher. This year we will be studying the American Revolution, and World War II through the Modern Day.

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About Lamberth...
Position: Choir
Room: C10
Phone: (480) 224-2483
Email: Lamberth

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Welcome!

Welcome to Choir! My name is Mrs. Lamberth and I teach Choir at Payne JHS. In Choir, students learn healthy vocal technique, sight-reading skills and learn to sing a variety of choral literature.

My Education and Professional Background

I received my Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Missouri-Kansas City-Conservatory of Music, and my Master of Music in Music Education from the University of Florida. I began my career in 2001 teaching general music in Texas. After two years, I moved to Arizona and began working for the Phoenix Children's Chorus as the Prep Choir Director and the Music Literacy Instructor. I worked for the Phoenix Children's Chorus for four years. In 2008, I began teaching elementary music at CTA-Independence for seven years. In 2015, I began teaching choir at Payne JHS. I am certified in Kodaly Level 1 and Orff Level 1. I am also the Junior High Repertoire and Resource Chair for the Arizona Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association.

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About LeBaron...
Position: 8th / Science and Investigative Science
Room: E39
Phone: 480-224-2469
Email: LeBaron

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Welcome!

Welcome to 8th Grade Science! I am excited to lead you in scientific discoveries.

My Education and Professional Background

I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education specializing in Secondary Education in Biology from Arizona State University. I taught 8th grade science for 5 years in Tempe and have been teaching at PJHS since 2008. I also coach track and field and teach for Chandler Online Academy. Mrs. LeBaron’s Science tutoring is on Friday mornings any time after 8:30. Students can also make an appointment for tutoring for any other morning or after school.

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About Loftis...
Position: 7th Grade Science
Room: B13
Phone: (480) 224-2443
Email: Loftis

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Welcome to 7th Grade Science!

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About Luongo...
Position: Art & Ceramics
Room: B12
Phone: 480-224-2442
Email: Luongo

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Welcome!

Welcome to Art & Ceramics at Payne Junior High!

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About Manning...
Position: Language Arts/Math & Co-Teacher/Strategies
Room: B22
Phone: 480-224-2452
Email: Manning

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Welcome!

Welcome to Payne Junior High School, home of the Panthers. I co-teach with a team in language arts and math and lead a Strategies class.

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About Martinez...
Position: Resource 7th and 8th
Room: B16
Phone: 480-224-2446
Email: Martinez

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Welcome!

My goal this school year is for my students to think about education with a positive mind set. I want my students to come to school ready to show off their asets and ready to grow. Every child deserves to learn the way that supports them and it's my job to support their growth to the best of my abilities.

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About Mattison...
Position: 7th Grade Social Studies
Room: B1
Phone: (480) 224-2431
Email: Mattison

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Welcome!

Thanks for visiting my webpage. Please use the links provided to find information and assignments related to my classes. Email me anytime with questions.

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About McVay...
Position: 7th & 8th / Resource
Room: E52
Phone: 480-224-2482
Email: McVay

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Welcome!

Welcome to Payne Junior High School, home of the Panthers. I co-teach with a team in language arts and math. I also lead a Strategies class.

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About Messenger...
Position: 7th & 8th / Social Studies
Room: E45
Phone: 480-224-2475
Email: Messenger

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Welcome!

Welcome to the place of learning!

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About O'Roark...
Position: Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1 & Geometry
Room: E27
Phone: (480) 224-2457
Email: O'Roark

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Welcome!

Welcome to Geometry and Algebra!

My Education and Professional Background

I graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University in 2001 with a double major in Elementary Education and French. I completed my Masters in Teaching and Learning in 2005 at Saint Xavier University.

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About Penland...
Position: 7th / Language Arts
Room: B3
Phone: (480) 224-2433
Email: Penland

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Welcome!

I am Andrew Penland and I would like to welcome everyone to 8th grade Language Arts. This year is going to be a fun, challenging experience designed to be interactive and thought provoking. You are going to be asked to complete many different reading and writing activities that will help provide a solid educational foundation you will need to not only be successful in high school, but college and the real world as well.

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About Tambone...
Position: 7th and 8th grade Spanish
Room: B2
Phone: 480-224-2432
Email: Tambone

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Welcome!

Welcome to Spanish! I am very excited to be here at Payne. This year you will learn a lot! Be prepared to give your best every day, learn to problem-solve and make firends. It's going to be a great year!

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About Emrick...
Position: 7th Grade Math: Pre-Algebra and Algebra
Room: B6
Phone: (480)224-2436
Email: Emrick

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Welcome!

Welcome to Ms. Emrick's 7th grade Math Class! I'm hoping my love of math becomes contagious!

My Education and Professional Background

I started my teaching career in 1995. I graduated from Arizona State University in 1996 with a degree in Special Education. I also received a Master's in Elementary Education from Northern Arizona University. Currently I hold the following certificates: Elementary Education, Learning Disabilities, and Sped. Mild Moderate Mental Handicap. Prior to coming to Chandler in 1999, I taught in the Laveen School District. Since being in the CUSD district I have had the pleasure of teaching at Knox Elementary, CTA Goodman, and now Payne Junior High. I have always carried a love for math, and now I am fortunate enough to focus on my true passion.

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About Schlechty...
Position: 7th / Science & Accelerated Science
Room: B25
Phone: (480) 224-2455
Email: Schlechty

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Welcome!

Welcome to 7th Grade Science and Accelerated Science. I look forward to having each child in the classroom. We will engage in as many hands-on and cooperative learning activities as possible this year.

My Education and Professional Background

I have a Bachelors of Education degree for science. I also possess Masters of Education degrees in guidance counseling and curriculum and instruction for English language learners. I addition, I have a Reading Specialist Endorsement. I have been teaching since 1998. Most of my teaching experience has been at the junior high school level.

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My educational philosophy is that all students are capable of learning. The teacher must tap into the learning style of each student. In addition, students must learn to collaborate and become good citizens.
 

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