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Ms. Michele Theisz

I am originally from New Jersey. I graduated from Westwood High School back in Jersey. From there I went on to Elmira College where I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Adolescence Education and History. After that I went on to Grand Canyon University for my Master of Education degree in Special Education. I am sure your all thinking that must be what started me with Arizona but nope! My mom was born and raised in Tucson so I always had Tucson on my mind, I just never thought I'd end up here. However, after my masters degree was finished I searched for jobs and one day I came across a posting for a job in Tucson. Something in me made me think that could be really cool so I submitted an application. It was that application that brought me out here in 2011 and I haven't looked back since!! I love being out here and while of course, I'll always be a Jersey girl at heart, I like to think that I'm becoming an Arizonan too. I am so excited to be a part of Amphi High School.

Experience
  • Gráfico Amphitheater High School

    Special Education Resource History Teacher

    Amphitheater High School

     - Present

    United States

  • Gráfico Sahuarita Unified School District

    Special Education Transition Teacher

    Sahuarita Unified School District

     - M

    Sahuarita High School and Walden Grove High School

    When a Special Education Student turns 16 they have to have a Transition Plan in place. This Transition Plan describes how that student is going to transition from high school to life after, be it college, trade school, work or something else. In my job, I met with the student and then wrote the transition plan. In addition I helped the student carry out the plan and worked with them to get ready for life after high school. I also worked closely with the student's guidance counselor and teachers to best support the student.

  • Gráfico Sunnyside Unified School District

    Special Education Teacher

    Sunnyside Unified School District

     - May 1 year

    Chaparral Middle School

    • Assisted Special Education Students in mainstream classes through co teaching
    • Monitored Students and Developed IEP’s
    • Case Manager for 16 Special Education students
    • Conference with Parents about student development and progress
    • Supervised Reading Plus and Lexia reading programs

  • Gráfico Chicanos Por La Causa

    High School Social Studies Teacher

    Chicanos Por La Causa

     - M8 meses

    • Developed entire Social Studies Curriculum (US/AZ Government, US/AZ History and World History)
    • Provided instruction grades 9-12 for all courses above as well as Current Events and Service Learning
    • Completed Promethean Board training course and incorporated it’s use into all courses
    • Developed and taught a Current Events elective around National and Local News

Education

  • Grand Canyon UniversityGráfico Grand Canyon University

    Grand Canyon University

    Master of EducationSpecial Education

     - 

    Kappa Delta Pi

  • Elmira CollegeGráfico Elmira College

    Elmira College

    Bachelor of Arts Adolescence Education and History

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