Degrees and Certifications:
M.Ed., 2010, Teaching & Teacher Education, University of Arizona B.A., 2007, Geography & Spanish, University of Arizona
Mr. Ellis "Elías" M. Harper
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Don't forget to practice your vocabulary for at least 30 minutes a week. (A+ students practice at least 15 minutes a day.)
Defining Moment in my Education
I developed a passion for learning languages and travel when I was a foreign exchange student in Spain, between my sophomore and junior year in high school. I decided to become a teacher after going to a conference in college on endangered languages.
Core Education Beliefs
My goal is to help all of my students prepare for college and the workforce.
I believe all students can thinking critically, and will need this skill in the 21st Century.
I believe that everyone needs to see how they can use what they have learned in the classroom in real life.
I also believe that learning an additional language is a vital skill.
♦Aug. 2010 – May 2014
Coolidge High School & Hohokam Middle School
Spanish Teacher, Student Government Adviser, TAP Mentor
♦Oct 2008 – Jun 2009
Volunteer Center of Southern Arizona
AmeriCorps Member – Youth Volunteer Corps Team Leader
♦Sep 2007 – May 2009
Wells Fargo Bank