Degrees and Certifications:
K-12 Cross-categorical Special Education certified. Secondary General Education certified. Highly qualified by state of Arizona to teach HS Mathematics, Earth Science, Economics, and English.
Mr. Simon Wickens
Current Teaching Assignment
P2: Algebra 2
P3: Algebra 2
P4: Algebra 2
Why I am Committed to Amphi
In over four decades of professional life, I have never been received as warmly, or treated with as much compassion and consideration, as I have been by the Amphi learning community.
Defining Moment in Education
My mother taught me to read before I started school and then introduced me to the local library; I have never looked back.
Core Educational Beliefs
Ubuntu: we are who we are because of those around us.
If I'm not learning, I'm not really living.
1964, London (UK).
2004 - 2007 TUSD HS SpEd Teacher Assistant (VI specialist).
2007 - 2011 TUSD HS Math Teacher.
2011 - 2015 Sky Islands HS Math Teacher & Department Chairperson.
2015 - present Amphi HS Math Teacher.
Math content currently or previously taught: RR Pre-algebra, RR Algebra 1, RR Geometry, RR AIMS Math, RR Intermediate Algebra, Algebra 1, Geometry, Intermediate Algebra, Alghebra 2, Algebra 2 Honors, Trigonometry, Trigonometry Honors, Pre-calculus. I also spent a year teaching ED self-contained Algebra 1, Geometry, US History, World History & Civics, and at Sky Islands I taught Economics as well as Mathematics.
1982 - 1996 Royal Air Force (RAF) Officer; served seven consecutive active duty command tours.
Played field hockey for RAF & Combined Services.
Over 30 years experience in mountaineering including a stint with RAF Mountain Rescue (which was a real trip).
Hobbies and Interests
Cricket, the history of Mathematics, travel, the environment, Economics, and photography.
Favorite Musical Artists
Leonard Cohen, Al Stewart, Simon & Garfunkel, Pink Floyd, and the Moody Blues.
Marcus du Satoy Mathematics documentaries.