• UA

    Jillian Watkins

    Welcome to 2022-2023 at Ironwood Ridge High School! My name is Jillian Watkins. This is my 14th year teaching, and my 9th year at Ironwood Ridge! I love being part of  the Nighthawk family and I’m looking forward to a great year with you! 😊

    This year I will be teaching:

    2nd Period—Prep

    3rd Period—RR English 12

    4th Period—RR Study Skills

    5th Period—Advocacy

    6th Period—RR English 10

    7th Period—RR English 10


    Contact Information:

    Class phone: 520-407-4147 

    Email: jwatkins@amphi.com

    Bachelor of Arts Degree from Lewis University-Romeoville, IL

    BA, Criminal and Social Justice
    Post-Baccalaureate Teaching Certificate from Pima Community College-Tucson, AZ
    Special Education Cross Categorical, K-12

    Registered Yoga Teacher, RYT-200

    Prior Experience:
    Ironwood Ridge HS, Amphitheater Public Schools
    Cross Categorical Program
    Roadrunner Elementary, Marana Unified School District
    Cross Categorical Program
    Thornydale Elementary, Marana Unified School District
    Early Childhood Special Education Program
    Core Educational Beliefs:
    My teaching philosophy is that all students, regardlesss of their strengths and needs, are capable of learning, and of achieving success! Keeping that in mind, I continuously strive to find a balance between meeting my students at the levels at which they are currently functioning, and challenging them to make progress and meet their goals. I endeavor to create and maintain a positive, encouraging learning environment in which my students feel comfortable and confident, and are truly engaged in the learning process. A belief of mine that guides my teaching is that all students should be respected for the unique individuals they are, and that all students deserve an individualized education that will encourage them to reach their full potential. I also place a strong emphasis on helping my students learn life skills, so that all of them are able to be as independent as possible, to take the skills they have acquired and demonstrate them in a variety of settings, and to contribute to their communities in a positive way.