Ms. Sara West

Phone: 520-696-6310 ext. 6310

Email:

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

Office Hours:
 
Wednesdays 10:45 am - 11:45 am and 1:40 pm - 2:10 pm
Mondays and Thursdays 1:40 pm - 2:10 pm
 
Google Classroom codes:  Join the class you are scheduled in and use the correct code please. You must use your @student.amphi.com account to join. 

Homeroom/ Advisory:                 lw3k3js

2nd Period:                                   y665y6k

4th Period:                                    msz6lby

5th Period (elective/life skills):  uiq2thv

6th Period:                                    u7qedgv

8th Period:                                    tc5mvqp

(Zoom information is in each google class.)

Ways to get your work turned in:

Turn in the work to your teacher on google classroom! 

Teacher Information

The 2020-2021 school year will be my 13th year of teaching, and my 3rd year of teaching in Arizona.

Education

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)

Prior Experience

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.