About Painter...
Position: Honors World Histroy and Geography & AP Macro Economics
Room: D103
Phone: (480)424-8700
Email: Painter

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I am excited to begin the new school year and am looking forward to getting to know all of my students and their parents. We are going to have fun, broaden our knowledge, and create an atmosphere that invites participation and civil discourse.

My Education and Professional Background

I have a Master’s in Secondary Education, and two BA Degrees, one in History and one in Anthropology. I am highly qualified to teach all History and Social Studies classes as well as all Language Arts. I am an ASU Alumnus and a huge Sun Devil fan! I have attended numerous Gilder Lehrman and NEH teacher seminars and workshops to advance and enrich my content knowledge and my teaching skills and also was awarded the Barringer Fellowship from the University of Virginia. I have been a Table Leader for AP College Board Seminar for the last five years. Additionally, I have an extensive background in retail and restaurant management and accounting which gives me a “real-world” perspective in Economics.

My Educational Philosophy

I believe that kindness and respect are the key elements to any successful collaboration, therefore, the relationship that exists between students and their teacher must be based upon mutual respect and extreme kindness. I not only promise to respect my students, but to respect their time. Homework is appropriate for learning or extending skills and will be assigned as such. I believe that every one of my classrooms is its own family and I strive to create a warm, safe, and engaging atmosphere that is conducive to all learning styles. I love teaching and I love my students, so it is important to me that my students enjoy my class and that they are deeply engaged in learning and achieving at the highest possible level. I will give my students 100% every day and I expect the same from all of them in return, so the best way to succeed in my class is to be an active participant in one’s own education.

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