About Melissa Adams...
 Subject / Grade: 11 AP / Dual Enrollment: Language and Composition, English 10
Room: A - 48
Phone: (480)424-8178
Email: Melissa Adams 
"No matter what your ability is, effort is what ignites that ability and turns it into accomplishment."
-- Carol Dweck

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Welcome to Mrs. Adams English Class! I am so excited to spend the year growing with you!

My Education and Professional Background

I hold an Associates of Arts in Liberal Arts, a Bachelor of Science in Business Management, a Master of Education in Secondary Teaching and a Masters of English with a focus in Literature, Rhetoric and the Teaching of Writing from Northern Arizona University. I am a life-long learner! My ultimate goal is to earn a Doctorate in English Education or Educational leadership. I began my career in Education at the administrative level of Post-Secondary and Early Childhood Education. In 2007, I made the decision to pursue my love and the career I had always dreamed of – teaching! I am highly qualified and certified to teach Honors, Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment English Language Arts as well as CTE Business and Family and Consumer Science at the junior high, senior high and university levels. I absolutely love teaching here at Casteel.

My Educational Philosophy

My goal is to be a “Superteacher.” Superteachers are people who possess an optimistic, growth mindset, and these instructors see the maximum potential in everyone. As long as a student puts in the necessary effort, he or she can work to do well and learn material. This isn’t an act; a superteacher truly exudes confidence and encouragement because this is a way of thinking, a mindset. A superteacher knows his or her job is to cultivate learning, to be a curator of knowledge, and in order to see students grow, the teacher must believe the students can improve and develop their skills.“From the perspective of a fixed mindset, failure indicates a lack of ability, and therefore a lack of capability or intelligence. People who have a growth mindset, however, view struggle or failure as a natural part of the learning process and an opportunity to improve”

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