Psychology I & II
The two courses I teach are American/Arizona Government and Psychology I and II.
Government is a state requirement for high school graduation. This course will introduce students to the concepts of American democracy and the curriculum has been designed to be challenging and rigorous, as I have high expectations for all students. The class will provide students with a comprehensive introduction to American government and politics—its foundations, institutions, organizations, and policies. Additionally, this course will guide students toward a greater understanding of their own capacity for political growth.
Psychology, an elective course, will provide students with introduction of basic principles in the field of psychology. The course has been design provides students an overview of what psychological science has discovered about human behavior and mental processes over the past century. An evolutionary, functional perspective will be applied across the many fields of psychology. Students will gain an understanding of the psychological phenomena that occur in daily life as well as the practical applications of psychological knowledge.
I have been teaching in the Gilbert Unified School District for over 20 years, most of which has been spent at Highland High School. I matriculated at Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University where I earned bachelors and master’s degrees respectively. My wife and I live in Mesa and have been married for nearly 30 years. We have one adult son who also lives in Mesa. I am very passionate about my profession as an educator and I enjoy every day I am in the classroom.