|Subject / Grade||AP Government & Politics, U.S. Government, and Economics|
|"“The purpose of government is to enable the people of a nation to live in safety and happiness. Government exists for the interests of the governed, not for the governors.”"|
|-- -Thomas Jefferson|
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Welcome to Mrs. Popham's Page! Here you will find info for Economics, Government & AP GovPo courses. Each course has a main tab, as well as documents library & course calendar. I have also included a “useful links” tab, which has info useful for civics concepts.
My Education and Professional Background
I have been at Perry High School since 2016, and started teaching in the Phoenix Union School District in 2009. At Perry, I have taught primarily, economics and government courses, although have also taught Psychology. Over the years, I have taught most social studies courses, as well as all four levels of English. I have a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Arizona State University, specializing in political parties, elections, and international security. I also have my Master's degree in Secondary Education Curriculum and Instruction from ASU.
My Educational Philosophy
Teachers are part of a team, along with parents and the community, which helps students to become better versions of themselves. I hope to help foster a curiosity, and love of lifetime learning. Overall, I want to help give them tools to help them to become better humans, and successful in their futures, wherever they may go.
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