|Subject / Grade||Social Studies 8|
|"We must dare to be great; and we must realize that greatness is the fruit of toil and sacrifice and high courage."|
|-- Theodore Roosevelt|
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Hello and welcome to 8th Grade Social Studies! I am excited to be able to work in such a remarkable district with incredible students.
My Education and Professional Background
I am an Arizona native and a product of the Chandler Unified School District. I attended Goodman Elementary, Andersen Elementary, Andersen Jr. High, and Chandler High School. After graduating from Chandler High, I attended Arizona State University for Secondary Education and American Military University for my Master's degree in American History. Before teaching at AJHS I had the privilege of working at Higley High School where I taught U.S./Arizona History, Geography, World History, and Education 2020 (online distance learning). In 2014 I moved with my wife to Illinois for a year and worked as a long-term substitute in a 7th grade classroom before returning back to Arizona in 2015.
My Educational Philosophy
I believe that every child has the potential to be successful in the classroom. It is the duty of the teacher to not only find a means to develop their abilities but to create strong foundations of citizenship. By creating an inclusive classroom in which students feel comfortable to share opinions and new knowledge the educator enables their pupils to become thriving individuals.
The Choice is Yours! Why Choose AJHS?
Our area of Chandler offers you many choices for your child's education. Andersen Jr. High School has many valuable aspects to offer you and your child as they transition from elementary to junior high. We offer READ180 and a school wide discipline program (RTP) which provides consistency and safety across the school day.
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