Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Susana Perez-Abreu
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Why am I commited to Amphi?
In my 10 years of teaching, I had never felt more at home as I felt when I first worked at Amphi in 2013. I love everything about this school. The students are genuine and appreciate what one has to teach them and are respectful. I had nothing but the most amazing experience and when I decided to return to teaching, I made sure to seek returning to Amphi. I may have not graduated from this school, but I am a Panther at heart. #PantherPride
Defining Moment in Education
When I was in 8th grade, my Spanish teacher, Mr. Sanchez, asked to speak to me after class. I was worried he was going to tell me that I had done something wrong or had a bad grade. After class, I sat down and he proceeded to tell me that I was one of the best students he had ever had. He said that he saw a lot of potential in me and strongly believed I could make it to college. At that point, college wasn't even on my radar; my dad did not let my older sisters go so I assumed I wasn't going to be allowed either. He gave me very specific tips, including making sure I took some honors courses and made sure to consistently visit my counselors throughout high school in order to ensure I made it to college. Honestly, as a first generation immigrant student in a low socio economic title I school, this changed the course of my life.
Core Educational Belief
I believe that all individuals, given the right environment can succeed and reach their full potential. As and educator and a therapist, my passion and practice centers around preparing adolescents for their futures and enabling their ability to utilize their internal resources to tap into their potential. I believe that as teachers, it is our responsibility to provide a caring and nurturing environment where rigor and high expectations are at the corner of academic achievement.
Spanish I for Native Speakers: Nogales High School 2007-2012
Spanish I for Non-Native Speakers: Tucson Magnet High School 2012-2013
Spanish I for Non-Native Speakers: Amphi High School 2013- 2014
Trauma Therapist for Children, Adults, and Families: Las Familias, Arizona Children’s Association Nov 2013-May 2016
Spanish I and II for Non-Native Speakers: Amphi High School (current)
In September 2014, I graduated with a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I was hired to provide trauma therapy to individuals (children, families, and adults) impacted by sexual abuse. Through this endeavour, I became a National Certified Counselor through the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) and I was trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR).