Phone: 520-696-6310 ext. 6310
Degrees and Certifications:
BA Communications, DePaul University, Chicago (1999) MA Audio Production, University of Westminster, London (2001) MA Cultural Studies, University of London/ Goldsmiths College, London (2003) Postgraduate Certificate of Education, Open University, London (2004)
Ms. Sara West
Mondays and Thursdays 1:40 pm - 2:10 pm
Ways to get your work turned in:
Turn in the work to your teacher on google classroom!
The 2020-2021 school year will be my 13th year of teaching, and my 3rd year of teaching in Arizona.
BA Communications, DePaul University, Chicago (1999)
MA Audio Production, University of Westminster, London (2001)
MA Cultural Studies, University of London/ Goldsmiths College, London (2003)
Postgraduate Certificate of Education, Open University, London (2004)
2 years teaching High School and Middle School in Tucson.
8 years teaching philosophy, film studies, music production, cultural studies, and anthropology at various colleges inculding Pima Community College.
2 years teaching Secondary School in London, England.
Defining Moment in my Education
My middle school social studies teacher, Mr. Miller, explained his experiences as a soldier in the Vietnam War. He was not only teaching us history, but humanizing it through his own experiences. I wanted to be able to capture the interests of young people the way that he did. He also used film and music to help get his point across, and I do the same today in my classes because of his inspiration.
Why I Teach at AMS
Amphi Middle School has a diverse culture and I want to support it. I feel that Amphi is dedicated to preparing our students for the future through our Portrait of a Graduate vision.
Hobbies and Interests
I love playing my piano and writing music, especially when my daughter and I are working on a song together.
I love learning about people.
I am from Michigan, so I support all my home teams (hoping that the Pistons make a comeback!). I also support all Arizona's teams (GO Diamondbacks!)
I am a published poet and I enjoy reading and writing poetry. I have two very large male tabby cats who bring joy and stress to my life.