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About Patterson...
Position: Principal
Room: Front Office
Phone: 480-224-2808
Email: Patterson

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Welcome!

Welcome to PUMANATION!

My Education and Professional Background

Heather Patterson is an Arizona native and grew up in Mesa. She graduated from Red Mountain High School, received her undergraduate degree from Ottawa University, and earned her Master's in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University. She completed her student teaching at Hamilton, the same school where she taught for four years before going into Administration as a Dean for San Tan in 2006. Heather is currently a Principal within the Chandler Unified School District at Perry High School. She has served in that capacity since the fall of 2007. Her responsibilities include Dual Enrollment, AVID Coordinator, Advanced Placement (AP) Coordinator, Foreign Exchange students, Lift Lab, School Profile, Attendance/Discipline for the eleventh grade and AdvancED/School Improvement.

My Educational Philosophy

I believe that all students have potential to bring something unique and special to the world we live in. Each class of students leaves a footprint for others to learn from and follow. Follow me on TWITTER @PerryPumas07
 

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About Ames...
Position: Assistant Principal
Room: Front Office
Phone: (480) 224-2832
Email: Ames

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Welcome!

Activities is the home to all things related to Fine Arts and Student Life. We have a wide variety of events, concerts, plays, and clubs to peak your interest throughout the year. Students are encouraged to be actively involved at Perry in and out of the classroom. Welcome and have a great year!

My Education and Professional Background

Bachelor of Science – Western New Mexico University 1992 ; Master of Arts – Western New Mexico University 1994.

My Educational Philosophy

Education is fluid and changing all the time. Being an active participant in and out of the classroom is key. With close to 100 clubs on campus and a variety of student activities including musicals and plays to become a part of…we are a place for everyone. Every student here has so much to offer and we are excited to see them grow. Become part of the Puma Nation.
 

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About Beauer...
Position: Assistant Principal
Room:
Phone: 480-224-2833
Email: Beauer

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Welcome!

Mr. Beauer enters his 13th year in education, coming to Perry High School in 2007.

My Education and Professional Background

Prior to entering Education, Mr. Beauer spent six years working as an Athletic Trainer in the outpatient Physical Therapy setting. A graduate from the University of Arizona with a B.S. in Exercise Science, he also holds an M.S. in Sports Health Care from A.T. Still University and an M.A.E.D. from the University of Phoenix

My Educational Philosophy

I believe students should take an active role in their education and challenge themselves in an effort to grow to their full potential.
 

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About Burks...
Position: Assistant Principal/Athletic Director
Room: Front Office
Phone: 480-224-2822
Email: Burks

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Welcome!

Welcome to Perry HS, where we believe in 'Pride, Progress and Purpose!' I hope that you take advantage of all that Perry has to offer in academics, athletics, and activities. As the athletic director, I want to invite you to come watch our Pumas in action at any of our sporting events. Please follow us on Twitter @perry_pumas and check out the 'Athletics' webpage for schedules, our history, the clearance process and other information. I hope to see you at an event this year and 'Go Pumas!'

My Education and Professional Background

Jennifer earned her BS in Physical Education and Concentration in Coaching at UW–LaCrosse and her Master's in Ed Leadership from NAU. While at UW-L, she was an 8 time All-American in Track & Field. Prior to becoming Perry's AP/AD in 2011, Jennifer taught PE and coached at Crane JH in Yuma, taught PE at Laird Ele. in Tempe, taught PE and was the head coach for cross country, track, and golf at Higley HS. She eventually became Higley's AP/AD. Jennifer is a member of the AIA Executive Board. She h as been a member of the AIA Women’s Equity, Track Sports Advisory, and Sportsmanship Committees. She was the AIAAA Rookie AD of the Year, was named Region AD of the Year twice, received the AIA Leadership in Girl’s/Women’s Athletics Award, and earned her Certified Athletic Administrator certification. Jennifer loves spending time with family. Son, Cade, recently graduated from NAU where he ran Cross Country and Track, and daughter, Avery, plays Volleyball and Beach Volleyball for the Pumas.

My Educational Philosophy

Get involved, try new things, learn from mistakes, ask for help when needed, and be kind to each other. High School is a time for students to gain knowledge and experience that will help them become well-rounded adults who are successful in whatever path they choose.
 

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About De La Torre...
Position: Dean of Students
Room: Front Office
Phone: 4802242809
Email: De La Torre

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Welcome!

As the dean of students, our freshman class is my focus and priority. Starting the high school journey can be scary and exciting. I am looking forward to partnering with our parents and supporting our students throughout the next four years. Communication is key to this partnership; we will regularly update our freshman page on the website and our Twitter,@PHS_FROSH, with any information that pertains to our freshman class. Together, we will make this experience a positive and memorable one.

My Education and Professional Background

Jennifer graduated from Arizona State University and began her teaching career in Chandler in 2001. She has spent the majority of her 20 years as an educator in CUSD teaching special education, coaching, and serving as the department chair for special education. Jennifer is married to an educator in CUSD and the proud mother of three children, 2 are CUSD graduates, and one is an incoming freshman. She is excited to join the Perry High School family as the dean of students and continue with the traditions of pride, progress, and purpose.

My Educational Philosophy

I believe that to learn and progress a student must feel comfortable and accepted in the educational environment. It is our responsibility, as educators, to support the whole student in order for them to reach their full potential.
 

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About Aitken...
Position: Precalculus, Algebra 2
Room: F100  Google Classroom
Phone: ((480)244-2900
Email: Aitken

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Welcome!

Welcome to my website, you should be able to find all of the information about my classes. Do not hesitate to contact me!

My Education and Professional Background

I received my undergraduate and graduate degrees from Northern Arizona University in Mathematics Education.

My Educational Philosophy

I believe that all students have the right and ability to learn. I believe that students need to have a safe and comfortable environment in order to successfully learn mathematics. Learning should be hands on and interactive.
 

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About Arrington...
Position: World History and US History
Room: C203  Google Classroom
Phone: 480-224-2800
Email: Arrington

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Welcome!

Welcome to Mr Arringtons History courses. Where we will be exploring topics from around the world both anciently and more modern in an attempt to better understand; who and why we are the way we are. Because to truly know ourselves we must also know where we have been.

My Education and Professional Background

I attended Arizona State where I received my bachelor's in teaching and History. I have been teaching for thirteen years now one year at a middle school and the rest at Perry High School. Where I have taught both US and World History.

My Educational Philosophy

My educational philosophy is that every one can learn and succeed they/we just need to discover what method works best for them. Every student can reach their dreams and it is my goal that I can help them in some way to acheive those goals, through the lessons they learned from my class.
 

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About Bader...
Position: Spanish 1
Room: C401  Google Classroom
Phone: (480)224-3121
Email: Bader

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Welcome!

¡Bienvenidos a la clase de español!

My Education and Professional Background

This is my 33rd year teaching Spanish and my 4th at Perry.

My Educational Philosophy

Every student is unique and special in their own way and can be a life long learner.
 

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About Barry...
Position: Special Education Self-Contained 9-12
Room: C111  Google Classroom
Phone: 480-224-2851
Email: Barry

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Welcome!

Welcome to the Self-Contained Special Education Program Located at Perry High School.

My Education and Professional Background

I have a Bachelor's degree in Special Education from ASU and a Master's degree in Elementary Education from NAU. I have experience working with students with learning disabilities, emotional disabilities, autism, developmental disabilities, and other health impairments. I have 23 years experience teaching special needs students. This is my 7th year at Perry High School.

My Educational Philosophy

I believe that for any child to learn they must have stimulating information, actively involved teachers, and a comfortable place in which to learn. I will provide your student with all of these things.
 

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About Barth...
Position: English/Honors 9th and On Level 12th
Room: C101  Google Classroom
Phone: 480 244 2841
Email: Barth

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Welcome!

Welcome! Thank you for taking the time to visit my page! Throughout this website you will find important information that will help you to succeed this year; please use the resources provided.

My Education and Professional Background

My passion for literature and education led me to obtain my BA in Secondary Education English from Arizona State University (Go Sun Devils!) and I feel very fortunate to be able to bring literature to life in the classroom. I am proud to say that I am an Arizona native and a product of the Chandler School District. I look forward to giving back to the District that gave so much to me, and am thrilled to get the opportunity to celebrate literature with your student!

My Educational Philosophy

I believe the classroom should provide a safe space for students to interact with the world (past/present) using the pages of a book as their vehicle for exploration. In my classroom, literature serves as inspiration for new ideas, growth, and life lessons. I strive to create a warm classroom community where my students can safely express themselves, and embrace reading/writing, creating a lifelong passion for English.
 

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About Bear...
Position: 11th ELA
Room: C309  Google Classroom
Phone: 480-224-3109
Email: Bear

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Welcome!

Hello! I'm so happy to be here at Perry! I am ready to work hard and work together for the best year yet!

My Education and Professional Background

This marks the beginning of my 16th year teaching. I taught in a neighboring district, as a middle school English Language Arts and Drama teacher and am excited for this new experience in high school. My undergraduate and graduate degrees are from ASU (Go Devils!) in English Education.

My Educational Philosophy

First and foremost, every child can learn and grow. If school has been a struggle, this year we will be successful. We will work together and keep trying no matter what.
 

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About Bell...
Position: Honors Biology and AP Biology
Room: F220  Google Classroom
Phone: (480) 224-2970
Email: Bell

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Welcome!

Welcome to my website! My name is Jerry Bell and I teach Honors Biology and AP Biology. I have been a member of the PHS faculty since the 2007 opening.

My Education and Professional Background

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Biology from Northern Arizona University and a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Arizona State University. I am currently in my 28th year teaching science/Biology.

My Educational Philosophy

To reach every student with engaging lessons and stimulate their desire to better themselves through learning.
 

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About Benton...
Position: Spanish 1 and 2
Room: Room C404 ( new C)
Phone: (480)224-3124
Email: Benton

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Welcome!

¡Bienvenidos! Welcome to Spanish 1 and 2! I am so elated to see you make growth and progress throughout the school year as you become bilingual! It will take dedication, effort, hard work, and above all: PRACTICE! I'm looking forward to a memorable year!

My Education and Professional Background

I am a native Arizonan, growing up in the scenic Old Pueblo, otherwise known as Tucson. I graduated with a Bachelors in Elementary Education, with a focus on Bilingual Education from the University of Arizona in 2000. I later graduated in 2006, from the same amazing university, with a Masters in Language, Reading, and Culture. Bear Down, Wildcats! I have been an educator since the year 2000, with many different grades, which has widened my experience and perspective. In Tucson, and Chandler, I have taught kindergarten, second-fifth grades, a kindergarten-sixth grade English Language Learner pull-out in the Kyrene District, and sixth-eighth grade Spanish in Tempe.

My Educational Philosophy

I am a strong believer in the power of having a Growth Mindset when learning anything NEW in life. Making mistakes is natural, and learning and growing from them is what makes a person successful. Putting forth effort, dedication, and not giving up are essential! Every student is capable and has potential to do their best! I will be here to guide you, support you, and be your biggest cheerleader!
 

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About Berg...
Position: SPED English
Room: C312  Google Classroom
Phone: (480)224-3112
Email: Berg

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Welcome!

Welcome to Perry!

My Education and Professional Background

I started teaching in 2010 at Cesar Chavez High School. In the Fall of 2012 I started to teach at Dobson High School. Soccer and teaching have always gone hand in hand, coming to Perry in July of 2018 I will continue to teach and coach soccer for the Pumas!

My Educational Philosophy

Every student deserves an opportunity for education. You never too old or too young to learn something new.
 

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About Bernier...
Position: CTE/9-12
Room: F-305  Google Classroom
Phone: 480-224-3074
Email: Bernier

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Welcome!

Welcome to Perry High School. Home of the Pumas.

My Education and Professional Background

BA Broadcast Journalism Walter CronkBA School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University 1999 MA Secondary Education University of Phoenix 2003 Worked as the Associate Director of Video Production with the Arizona Cardinals and USC Trojans. Also taught Social Studies at Marcos De Niza HS and PE and Osborn Middle School

My Educational Philosophy

In the day of standardized testing, I believe that the student's ability to express themselves creatively is one of the most important rolls a teacher can have.
 

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About Biemond...
Position: Sculpture I, II, III, AP 3D Studio 9-12
Room: D101  Google Classroom
Phone: 480-224-2955
Email: Biemond

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Welcome!

Welcome to the Sculpture webpage!

My Education and Professional Background

I have a Masters of Education from Northern Arizona University, and a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Art Education and Painting from Ohio University. I opened Perry High School in 2007 as one of the original faculty.

My Educational Philosophy

My philosophy for success in any level of Sculpture is simple. Making visually pleasing, or perplexing art, is a learned skill. Practice, time, repetition, good craftsmanship and imagination are the cornerstones for success. A growth mindset is required in Sculpture. Showing up and working every day, no matter if you are inspired, is what makes the magic happen.
 

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About Billings...
Position: Special Education Resource
Room: F Lounge Office  Google Classroom
Phone: (480)224-2941
Email: Billings

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Welcome!

Welcome to a wonderful learning environment.

My Education and Professional Background

I have been teaching for seventeen years and I love what I do. I am a Nationally Board Certified Teacher. 7 years teaching at Perry High School in Chandler, Arizona, 8 years teaching at McClintock High School in Tempe, Arizona 1 year teaching at Gadsden High School in Anthony, New Mexico

My Educational Philosophy

All students can learn. I have high expectations of all students who enter my classroom. I hope you will keep an open mind and learn new concepts in class this year. It is going to be a great year and I look forward to completing the journey with all of you.
 

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About Blackwell...
Position: Special Education Self Contained 9-12
Room: C108  Google Classroom
Phone: (480) 224-2848
Email: Blackwell

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Welcome!

Welcome to Perry High School!

My Education and Professional Background

I graduated from Northern Illinois University with a bachelors degree in Special Education. I have worked with children in various different settings and roles. I am lucky to be here at Perry and love being in our classroom!

My Educational Philosophy

My goal is to promote independence and confidence by providing skills and opportunities that will further students in life. Learning should be fun and meaningful to each individual need.
 

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About Boone...
Position: Phys Educ/Athletic Strength and Conditioning
Room: weightroom  Google Classroom
Phone: (480) 224-3005
Email: Boone

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Welcome!

welcome

My Education and Professional Background

BA in secondary phys educ, MS work in exercise science, Arizona State University. Professional certifications: NSCA-CSCS, ACSM, USAW

My Educational Philosophy

To help the student-athlete improve strength, speed, fitness, agility and all facets of physical and mental training to perform better in sports. Most importantly, to equip young people with the tools, knowledge, and experience to carry on a healthy and fit lifestyle after high school.
 

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About Bundy...
Position: Resource Algebra 1
Room: F127  Google Classroom
Phone: 480-224-2927
Email: Bundy

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Welcome!

I grew up in Gilbert, Arizona, and a proud graduate of Gilbert High School. I was awarded a Softball and Volleyball scholarship to Glendale Community College, then earned another softball scholarship to Western New Mexico University.

My Education and Professional Background

While at Western New Mexico I earned a B.A. in Special Education and in Elementary Education. After graduating I spent two years teaching in Cincinnati, until my husband and I moved back to Gilbert. I taught one year at Gilbert High School before moving on to Queen Creek High School where I became the head varsity softball coach and taught in a self-contained program for emotionally disturbed students for nine years.

My Educational Philosophy

Greatness is the way of life
 

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About Butler...
Position: CTE-Graphic Design 9-12
Room: F404  Google Classroom
Phone: 480.224.3080
Email: Butler

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Welcome!

Welcome to Graphic Design. This is a 3-year program designed to teach you the basics of graphic design and get real-world experience at creating products for digital media and print.

My Education and Professional Background

I have a BA-Secondary Ed - Mathematics from ASU, an M Ed. Educational Media & Technologies from ASU, have taken the Principal Certification Courswork from NAU, I hold a CTE Certificate in New Technologies and an Industrial Arts Certificate. I have worked in a variety of service and product industries prior and during my 18 years of teaching. I have worked in restaurants, electronic firms, the credit card fraud departments, as well as co-owned a graphics business specializing in engraving and large format printing such as signs & banners.

My Educational Philosophy

My goal is to prepare students to be successful in the workplace no matter what field they end up in. My CTE course specializing in graphic design stresses the importance of effective communication in the workplace, responsibility and integrity, understanding the importance of legalitites and ethics in the graphics industry. We use various types of equipment so students learn about safety rules and procedures in the workplace. In graphics they learn to use a variety of industry software such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. They create digital images for various outputs and plan jobs and layouts according to customer specifications.
 

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About Cambra...
Position: English 11
Room: C102  Google Classroom
Phone: 480-224-2800 ext. 2842
Email: Cambra

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Welcome!

Please use this site as a tool to help you throughout the year. Should you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me. I am looking forward to working with you and aiding in your success.

My Education and Professional Background

I spent the first 10 years of my teaching career in the Tempe Union High School district where I taught freshman English, junior English, and English Language Development. I then made the switch to the Puma Nation and joined the Perry team. I take a great deal of pride in my job and love what I do. When I am not teaching, I am juggling my two active little ones Kyla and Cayden and sponsoring the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) here on campus.

My Educational Philosophy

My philosophy on education is that students will learn when they are comfortable and most often when they don't even realize they're learning. My intention is to provide a positive, safe environment for all students to enjoy as they are engaged with the curriculum and learn life lessons along the way.
 

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About Cambra...
Position: English 9
Room: C-120  Google Classroom
Phone: 480-224-2860
Email: Cambra

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Welcome!

Welcome!

My Education and Professional Background

I will be entering my 21st year teaching and 6th year at Perry. I have taught at both public and private schools here in Arizona and in Hawaii. This is my third year at Perry High School. I earned my bachelor's degree in English from Willamette University and my master's degree in Secondary Education from Chaminade University of Honolulu.

My Educational Philosophy

When the teacher's role is to guide, providing access to information rather than acting as the primary source of information, the students' search for knowledge is met as they learn to find answers to their questions. For students to construct knowledge, they need the opportunity to discover for themselves and practice skills in authentic situations. Providing students access to hands-on activities and allowing adequate time and space to use materials that reinforce the lesson being studied crea
 

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About Carrasco...
Position: Math 9 - 12
Room: F113  Google Classroom
Phone: (480) 224-2913
Email: Carrasco

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Welcome!

Welcome to Perry High School. I am very excited for the upcoming school year. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two children. My husband (Mark) and I met while we were both working at Willis Junior High. I have a daughter who will be a freshman at NAU and a sone who is in 8th grade at Queen Creek Middle School. We are very involved in softball & baseball.

My Education and Professional Background

I am an Arizona native and graduated from Chandler High School. I received my undergraduate degree from ASU and my masters degree from NAU. I have been teaching in the Chandler School district for 23 years. Before coming to PHS, I taught at Willis Junior High and Chandler High School. In addition to teaching math, I coach swimming at PHS.

My Educational Philosophy

I believe that every student can learn. I am here to help you, just ask!
 

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About Castillo...
Position: Mathematics
Room: F107  Google Classroom
Phone: (480) 224-2907
Email: Castillo

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Welcome!

Welcome to my Class

My Education and Professional Background

BA from Ottawa University. 10 years experience

My Educational Philosophy

Ask a better question
 

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About Celaya...
Position: Math (Algebra 1 and 2)
Room: F110
Phone: (480) 224-2910
Email: Celaya

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Welcome!

Hello and welcome to my math class! I look forward to getting to know you and helping you succeed in my class.

My Education and Professional Background

I received my bachelor's degree from Arizona State University. Go Devils!

My Educational Philosophy

I believe every student has the right to learn in a challenging, engaging, and safe environment.
 

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About Celaya...
Position: Math (Algebra 1 and 2)
Room: F135  Google Classroom
Phone: 480-244-2935
Email: Celaya

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Welcome!

Hello! My name is Veronica Celaya and welcome to my class.

My Education and Professional Background

Three different colleges were part of my journey to obtain a higher education. For one year, I attended Yavapai Community College on a basketball scholarship, before continuing my basketball and academic career at Scottsdale Community College. I was then fortunate enough to be offered a scholarship that would allow me to continue to play basketball and complete my bachelor's degree from Western New Mexico University. In the winter of 2014, I graduated from WNMU with a double major in Secondary E

My Educational Philosophy

My favorite quote, 'A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite imagination, and instill a love of learning' by Brad Henry, truly encompasses the meaning of education for me. I believe that teaching is having knowledge to share and giving your time to students to help them grow and prosper academically, as well as in their personal lives. Sharing my passion and love for math with my students is no easy task. As an educator, developing curriculum that fosters the passion to learn and gives students t
 

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About Chesley...
Position: math 9-12
Room: F-104  Google Classroom
Phone: 480-224-2904
Email: Chesley

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Welcome!

Welcome - I have been teaching for over 20 years and I look forward to working with you this year.

My Education and Professional Background

ASU Bachelor of Arts in Education – secondary math NAU Masters of Education in education leadership

My Educational Philosophy

Every student can learn and I am here to help you.
 

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About Clifford...
Position: Film Studies/ Speech & Debate
Room: C-217  Google Classroom
Phone: (208)351-3658
Email: Clifford

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Welcome!

Hello Perry High School! My name is Mr. Clifford and I am the new Film Studies teacher and debate coach. I am so excited to be away from Idaho winters and to meet the wonderful students and parents of Perry High School. This year will be the year!!

My Education and Professional Background

I have been a High School Speech, debate, drama, and history teacher in different location in Idaho and Utah for the past 12 years. . I have a B.S. in Theater Arts from Southern Utah University and I have a Master's degree from the University of Idaho

My Educational Philosophy

Every Student should be given the equal opportunity to learn.
 

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About Cook...
Position: Special Education Self-Contained
Room: C114  Google Classroom
Phone: (480)224-2854
Email: Cook

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Welcome!

Welcome to the Special Education Self-Contained program at PHS!

My Education and Professional Background

B.A. in Psychology North Park University, Chicago, IL Post Baccalaureate Teacher-in-Residence Program in Special Education, Rio Salado College

My Educational Philosophy

Every child is unique, special and talented. With cooperation and collaboration, opportunities and freedom, patience and guidance, all children have the potential to be their very best.
 

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About Courvisier...
Position: Medical Professions Educator, Registered Nurse
Room: F303
Phone: 480.224.3072
Email: Courvisier

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Welcome!

Welcome to Medical Professions! Med Pro 1 is designed to introduce you into the numerous options that exist in the medical field while laying the foundation to complete your CNA/LNA while in high school. Med Pro 2 is focused on preparing you to meet the requirements to sit for your nursing assistant exam through learning the necessary skills and applying those skills in the clinical setting with patients/residents.

My Education and Professional Background

I am excited to combine my love for nursing and my passion for teaching high school! Before attending nursing school at The University of Arizona, I was a high school Biology, Honors Biology, and Anatomy and Physiology teacher for ten years. Six of those years were spent here at Perry when the school first opened. I have also taught as adjunct faculty for nine years between MCC, CGCC, and Arizona College. After graduating with my RN, I have worked as a hospice RN, a home health RN focusing mostly on wound care, as a clinical educator for two hospitals, as the Arizona Market Director of Clinical Education, and Interim Director of Telemetry. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Human Biology and Athletic Training from Grand Canyon University (GCU), my Masters of Education in Secondary Education from GCU, and my Masters of Science in Nursing from The University of Arizona.

My Educational Philosophy

To allow students to be able to explore their learning styles to find optimal ways to retain and recall large amounts of material. I also strive to assist students in learning compassion and empathy to apply in their future medical careers.
 

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About Crump...
Position: Algebra I and II, Geometry Resource / 9-12
Room: F124
Phone: 14802242924
Email: Crump

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Welcome!

Welcome to Perry!

My Education and Professional Background

I graduated from Grand Canyon University (Summa Cum Laude) with a Dual Bachelor of Science in Special Education K-12 and Elementary Education (2015). I began my teaching career in the Mesa Public School District at Dobson High School (3.5 years) teaching resource math, credit recovery, and study skills. I then continued my career teaching for Queen Creek Unified School District at Eastmark High School (2 years), and excited to be here in Chandler Unified School District at Perry High School. I have Coached Cross Country at Track for Tempe High School (9 years), Dobson High School (3 years), and Eastmark High School (1 year). I enjoy supporting student athletes at events/games/races and looking forward to supporting the Perry Athletes.

My Educational Philosophy

Everyone can do difficult things, even math! You are never too old or too young to learn something new.
 

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About Cullen...
Position: American History, Arizona Hisory and Criminal Justice
Room: C204  Google Classroom
Phone: 480-224-2874
Email: Cullen

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Welcome!

Let me first introduce myself! My name is Nicole Cullen and I have been working in CUSD for 17 years now. Remember everyone…this is a team effort! I, as your teacher, and you, as the students, WE need to work together in maintaining a comfortable and safe learning environment for all. It is expected that all students respect and understand the rules and policies of Perry High as well as the class syllabus. I’m looking forward to another great year and many more to come!

My Education and Professional Background

I am a former graduate of Chandler High and attended Arizona State University. During my time at ASU, I was a Maroon & Gold scholar-athlete, played softball, and earned my degree in Criminal Justice. I completed my Masters in Secondary Education: Curriculum and Instruction from Northern Arizona University. Prior to becoming a teacher, I was a bailiff in drug/criminal court for two years at the Superior Court of Arizona. I have been a teacher at Perry High since its opening and am highly qualified in American History, American Government, and Criminal Justice. Prior subjects I have also taught include World History, Advanced Placement American Government/Politics, and Criminology. In addition, I taught at Chandler High and Hamilton High for 3 years collectively having coached ladies’ JV softball and basketball. I formerly coached basketball, softball, and cross country for Perry High as well.

My Educational Philosophy

I believe in encouraging young people to find their niche in life, and to use the skills and knowledge obtained from school even beyond their high school years. I feel it is imperative to instill a sense of pride and integrity so that students can succeed and find out where their passion lies.
 

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About Dahlem...
Position: Computer Science
Room: F407  Google Classroom
Phone: (480) 224-3083
Email: Dahlem

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Welcome!

Welcome to Perry High School, to the STEM program, and to Computer Science.

My Education and Professional Background

B.S. Computer Science, Arizona State University, B.A. Theatre with an Emphasis in Design and Technology, Arizona State University

My Educational Philosophy

Good teaching is more a giving of the right questions than a giving of the right answers.
 

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About DeCristofaro...
Position: High School VISUAL ARTS 9-12th grade
Room: C301  Google Classroom
Phone: 480-224-3101
Email: DeCristofaro

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Welcome!

Hi, my name is Lorena DeCristofaro. I have been teaching at Perry since it opened, and have loved every minute of it. I love seeing what kids can do artistically, especially when they usually come to me, with a sense of having No artistic ability. The change and final projects I get are so very rewarding. Take a look at the students art work samples I have in my website. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

My Education and Professional Background

I received my HS from a very small prestigious private High School in Guadalajara Mexico. My BA is in graphic design from the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara. My Masters degree is in International Education from Framingham State college. I have taught since the school year 1991-1992 . I started teaching kindergarten, 2nd grade to non English speakers, I have taught HS Spanish and have taught HS art for the last 11 years straight. I am very happy doing what I do.

My Educational Philosophy

I am a strong believer that even if you don't have natural artistic ability I can teach you art skills and techniques that will make your art work look like you were born with talent.!
 

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About De La Torre...
Position: Spanish 1 y 3 9-12
Room: C415  Google Classroom
Phone: 480-224-3135
Email: De La Torre

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Welcome!

¡Bienvenidos! Welcome to Spanish. A language that is as easy or as difficult as you want it to be. With some effort, a PMA (positive mental attitude) and dedication, anything is possible when learning this language. Here's to a great year, great discipline, great motivation and lots of learning!

My Education and Professional Background

I am a product of the Chandler District. I went to Weinberg Elementary, Bogle Junior High and I am a proud graduate from Chandler High School. WOLF PACK ATTACK! I then attended CGCC, graduated with my AA and AGS, transfered to ASU where I earned my Bachelors in Secondary Education with a specialization in Spanish. Recently I have earned my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from GCU. I started teaching in 2003 at Basha High School and tranfered to Perry in 2008. I have been here ever since.

My Educational Philosophy

I believe each and every student is capable of so much when they put their mind to it. Students can accomplish and gain so much knowlege and experience when they put forth their best effort. Every child can learn how to work at their optimum level.
 

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About De Valle...
Position: Strategies
Room: C319  Google Classroom
Phone: 480 224 3119
Email: De Valle

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Welcome!

Welcome to my website. I am excited to be a part of the Puma Nation and look forward to an exciting year.

My Education and Professional Background

Received my BA in Special Education from Arizona State University. I taught Special Education in Marana Arizona and US Marine JROTC in Casa Grande, Guam and Iwakuni, Japan. Returning to the United States I decided to take up the challenges of teaching. This is my first year at Perry High School.

My Educational Philosophy

Every student is capable of learning provided they have an opportunity.
 

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About Diaz...
Position: Spanish Teacher / High School
Room: C409  Google Classroom
Phone: (480)224-3129
Email: Diaz

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Welcome!

Bienvenidos/Welcome to Señor Diaz Spanish class 2020-2021 school year. I am from Venezuela and Spanish is my first language. I want to bring the Spanish Language to Perry High School on four important subjects Vocabulary, Grammar, Culture, and Communication. In addition, I will bring a different tool on how to learn another language that will prepare students for the future career or open other doors on how to learn other languages than Spanish and English.

My Education and Professional Background

I have a Bilingual Education and Spanish degree from University of Arizona.·Certified in Spanish High School Subject.·For six years, I have taught Spanish classes in the college level at University of Arizona. I have been teaching Spanish in High School for 4 years·This is my second year at Perry High School.

My Educational Philosophy

Mr. Diaz likes to see the most effort from the students to try to learn another language. I believe it is my job to teach foreign language in a way that is meaningful to the students everyday world. I want to make my students aware that language is a key to unlock other cultures. Understanding another culture broadens perspectives, opens up minds, and empowers students to succeed and take part as responsible citizens in the world. I also believe that every student learns differently, therefore, differentiating the material is essential in every lesson. Learning through movement, art, music, and visuals helps all students have a chance to grasp concepts they might not understand through lecture/note methods of teaching. I believe that laughter and games are a natural part of a foreign language classroom because, as they learn things that most of them have never been exposed.
 

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About Dopp...
Position: Orchestra and Film Studies - grades 9 - 12
Room: D105  Google Classroom
Phone: (480) 224-2961
Email: Dopp

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Welcome!

Welcome to the Perry High School Orchestras. We are excited to make beautiful music of many genres to uplift our spirits and gladden our hearts.

My Education and Professional Background

Bachelors degree in Psychology, Chapman University. Masters degree in Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Chapman University. Masters degree in Music Education, Arizona State University. Doctorate degree in Music Education, Arizona State University.

My Educational Philosophy

It is my belief that all students can learn to play a string instrument. It takes good direction, lots of practice and hard work, but the end result of beautiful music is worth all the effort. Music can become part of your identity; who you are; someone who creates. Learning and performing many genres of music opens your mind and heart to many cultures and peoples who value those genres. Our goal is to uplift everyone with the gift of music.
 

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About Duane...
Position: Physcial Education
Room: gym  Google Classroom
Phone: 480-224-3003
Email: Duane

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Welcome!

Welcome to Physcial Education. Lets make it a great year.

My Education and Professional Background

BS. Exercise Science from Grand Canyon University. Masters in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University

My Educational Philosophy

To help instill the qualities that allow our students to be positive contributors in society.
 

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About Evola...
Position: Special Education: Strategies/ Inclusion Teacher
Room: C315  Google Classroom
Phone: 480-224-3115
Email: Evola

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Welcome!

Welcome to my website! I was born in San Diego, CA but spent my childhood growing up in Portland, OR. I attended college in Corvallis, OR and Billings, MT. I am excited to be down here in Arizona! This year I will be teaching two strategies classes. I will also be team teaching in Investigative Science with Briana Merino and Brian Pomerantz. This website includes links to the school calendar, course paperwork, and contact information. Along with teaching, I will be coaching volleyball.

My Education and Professional Background

I graduated from Montana State University – Billings earning a Bachelor's of Science in Special Education and Elementary Education. Prior to MSUB, I earned transfer credits at Linn-Benton Junior College and Oregon State University. At Linn-Benton/Oregon State and Montana State University – Billings I had the privilege of playing collegiate volleyball. This is my first year teaching at Perry and I have been in Chandler since June 2015. I am thankful for the opportunity to be a Perry Puma and I am looking forward to the 2015-2016 school year.

My Educational Philosophy

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I may learn. Include me and I will learn.
 

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About Feula...
Position: US Government, Economics, and We the People
Room: C215  Google Classroom
Phone: (480) 224-2885
Email: Feula

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Welcome!

Welcome to my website. Here you will find lots of information about the courses I teach here at Perry. Feel free to contact me with any questions.

My Education and Professional Background

I am a graduate of the University of Central Florida, where I received a BA in Journalism. I received my Masters Degree in Secondary Education from the University of Phoenix. I am highly qualified to teach US Government/Political Science, Economics, and History.

My Educational Philosophy

Attitude determines altitude. My philosophy is to come to school every day with a positive attitude and respect for my subject material and students. I expect the same in return from my classes.
 

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About Figueroa...
Position: Algebra 1 9th/ Algebra 2
Room: F114  Google Classroom
Phone: 480-2242914
Email: Figueroa

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Welcome!

Welcome to my Perry Website! I am so excited to be your teacher this year! Please email me with any questions or concerns.

My Education and Professional Background

I have been teaching Math for 19 years. Proud Puma since 2013!

My Educational Philosophy

All students can learn
 

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About Fireng...
Position: Investigative Science
Room: F218  Google Classroom
Phone: 480-812-7000
Email: Fireng

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Welcome!

Welcome to Perry High School and Investigative Science. This year you will get chances to explore the world around you in a very exciting and meaningful way. This inquiry-based course is designed to investigate chemistry, physics, biology, and earth-space concepts in order to develop your analytical skills and problem-solving techniques. Concepts explored in the course develop foundational knowledge that ensures success in subsequent high school science classes.

My Education and Professional Background

I graduated with a BS in Biology in 1994 and then went on to graduate with distinction in 1998 with a Masters in Curriculum Development from ASU's TEAMS (Teaching Excellence in Math and Science) program. My graduate program had the goal of bringing scientists into the classroom. In 2009 I received a Master's of Education in Educational Leadership. I have been teaching science to students from 7th-12th grade for 17 years.

My Educational Philosophy

Science has always been a subject that excites and intrigues me. From the outer reaches of the cosmos, to the microcosm of the cell or the atom, the grace with which a bird can propel itself through air, the apparent balance found within and among living things, the miracles of modern technology - The natural world is full of beauty, patterns, and mystery waiting to be discovered. It is only natural to be curious and ask the questions why and how and to want to understand the universe. My main goal is to get my students to think critically, scientifically, and creatively in order to solve problems and answer questions about the world. I challenge my students to come to appreciate and understand things which sometimes we take for granted. I hope to pass on my excitement and incite the natural curiosity in my students.
 

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