Phone: 480-474-3980 ext 6409
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts Secondary Education Earth and Space Science Arizona State University Certified: Earth and Space Science Physical Science General Science
My name is Ms. Willis.
I graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education Earth and Space Science. My specialties are Geology, Astronomy, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Physics, and General Science. I have been trained to teach in the Modeling and Inquiry styles. That means the students will be responsible for forming their own knowledge, while I am the facilitator of helping them find the information they need to know. There will be a lot of hands on projects, group work, and self-learning. Not only will this better help them retain science concepts, but will also teach them important skills that will be used in everyday lives.
I expect students to be engaged in class, to learn with their peers, to participate in dialogue, and to be independent learners. At the end of the year, students will have a strong background in introductory science skills with the ability to learn for themselves what they have further interest in.
While in class, I expect students to work with each other to solve science concept problems. When students need additional clarification, they are encouraged to ask questions as soon as they come up! Parents and students can feel free to email at any time; whether it is about a grade, a homework assignment, or a confusing concept. Communication is very important and I will be available when the students need me.
Please support your child as they have frustrations within this class. Be assured that they are fully capable of learning the material if they participate fully and do the required work expected. Encourage them to stay organized with not only the assignments due in science, but to plan accordingly for their other classes as well. They will have an amazing year and I am dedicated to helping them learn.
Please email at any time! BWillis@GoAJ.org