• About Mandy Wright...

    Position: AP Human Geo, AP & US-AZ Government

    Team/Department: Social Studies

    Room: D101

    Phone: 480-424-8700 x 8851

    Email: Mandy Wright

     Mandy Wright

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    Welcome!

    I have an open-door policy for students/parents and welcome an opportunity to work together to make this a great year.

    My Education and Professional Background

    I earned a BA in History from the Univ. of Missouri-Columbia (Go Tigers!) and have a MAEd from UOP. I've been fortunate to teach a variety of Honors and  Advanced Placement classes including Human Geography, World and US History, plus participating in the We the People government program.  I've been a classroom teacher since 2006.  

    My Educational Philosophy

    My educational philosophy is simply this; An engaged student of history is one who will learn to question not merely the dates and places, but the why, how, and "how does this impact me" perspective. I'm an advocate of differentiated instruction (which is a fancy way of saying I like to mix it up when I'm teaching). Each day should bring something a little different so that all the students will stay connected to what we are learning. Reading, discussion and active participation are critical! Students of the 21st century must have the flexibility and skills necessary to thrive in a plugged-in or pencil and paper world. Finally, I think students deserve to understand expectations placed on them so they have the opportunity to achieve and feel safe in the classroom environment.