Mr. Harding

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Associate's in Aviation Maintenance Technology Associate's in Occupational Therapy Assistant Arizona Department of Education CTE teaching certificate

Mr. Harding

 

About Me

Welcome to my page.  My name is Kevin Harding but most people on campus call me Mr. H.  I'm thrilled to say I teach Auto/Diesel at Amphi High.  My main focus in the classroom is to provide as much hands-on experience as possible for each student and to prepare them for a career in automotive/diesel if that is their goal.  

I attended the following schools in Casa Grande:

Saguaro Elementary

Casa Grande Jr. High School

Casa Grande Union High School

I am a 23 year retired veteran of the United States Air Force where I worked as a heavy aircraft mechanic.  The attention to detail and critical thinking I learned during my service days continues to serve me well.  I've always had a passion for cars and grew up in my dad's garage and a cousin's body shop.  I really tested and honed my automotive skills while serving and had a handful of project cars, a motorcycle, and Jeep.

 Defining Moment in Education

While serving, I amassed 7,000 classroom hours teaching new troops how to work on heavy aircraft.  Years later, I still receive messages from former students telling me what an impact I had on their career.  

 Core Educational Belief

To be the best teacher I can be, I must be as moldable as the students.  Everyone learns differently.  It's my job to recognize and apply a different teaching style based on each student's needs.

 Prior Experience

 - Instructor, KC-10(A) Heavy Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice Course 2003-2007

- Special Education Paraprofessional 2019-2020