Phone: 520.696.5536 Prep Time: 1:25-2:25 p.m.
Degrees and Certifications:
BA Adrian College: History & Speech Communication MA University of Arizona: Secondary Education
Ms. Debra Van Sice
I have been teaching at Amphitheater High School for 38 years, so I am committed to this school and our community. I also have had the privilege of having many former students' brothers, sisters, as well as children -- Wow!!! It's been an amazing experience.
Defining Moment in Education
My defining moment in education was when I had an terrific World Civilizations Teacher in college; he (Dr. Weeks) really captured my interest. At that point, I was hooked. I knew then I wanted to pursue History further. Needless to say, I wanted to share what I have learned with others and decided what better way to do this than to become a teacher.
Core Educational Beliefs
I like having classes where students are actively involved in their own learning. Emphasis of my course include challenge and rigor, which is why I love having debates and current event discussions.
Apache Junction High School: History/Government Teacher (1979-1983)
Amphitheater High School: History/Government Teacher (1983-Present)
Hobbies & Interests
Hobbies & Interests include: hiking, traveling, singing, and visiting with family & friends. Of course, as a Government teacher, I am a political junkie.