Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. Political Science M.Ed. Teacher Training & Education
Mr. Brad McQueen
Welcome to Mr. McQueen's 5th grade class web page. This year I will be starting my 17th year of teaching. I have taught fifth grade at Wilson K-8 and Painted Sky Elementary in the Amphitheater School District and have taught in both the Catalina Foothills and Tanque Verde School Districts here in Tucson. I have also taught in Austin, Texas and Asheville, North Carolina. I am looking forward to an exciting and fun filled year!
Defining Moment in Education
I've had multiple career paths and jobs in my life, but it was when I took a substitute teaching job in Tucson that I realized my calling as a teacher. I found that I really enjoyed explaining complex ideas in very simple easy to understand language. I substitute taught for a year in evey grade from kindergarten through 12th grade before deciding to obtain my M.Ed degree in Education. I have been teaching ever since.
Core Educational Beliefs
If a child feels safe, secure, and accepted in their classroom they are more willing to take risks and thereby become more confident learners and people. My goal is to ensure that EVERY child in my classroom reaches their fullest potential both as a learner and as a person.
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