Mr. Tate LamoreauxMr. Lamoreaux smiles in front of Weaver's Needle

Email: tklamoreaux@mpsaz.org 

Phone: 480-472-3105

Office Hours: by appointment

What's My Education

  • Master of Education in Secondary Education - Arizona State University - 2020
  • Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (English & Technical Communication) - Arizona State University - 2019
  • Associate of Arts - Mesa Community College - 2017

How Long Have I Been Teaching?

  • The 2020-2021 school year is my first year as a certified teacher--and I couldn't be more excited!

Why Be An English Language Arts Teacher?

Mr Lamoreaux shivers aboard a small boat to see a glacier

  • The old John Donne poem says that "No man is an island," which I believe to be true: you, me, them--we're all sharing the same planet. All of us are connected by one way or another. So, if we're all sharing the same place, then isn't it important for us all to effectively communicate? Better knowing English language arts helps us live in a better connected world. And if we're all "better connected" through language arts--if I better understand you, and you me, and we them--then I think that our world would be an even better place to live in.

Where Am I From?

    Mr Lamoreaux holds his son while standing next to his wife
  • I was born in Tucson, AZ but moved when I was four years old.
  • I lived in Phoenix, AZ from the age of four to sixteen.
  • I have lived in Mesa, AZ ever since. 

What Do I Like & Do?

  • Most of my time is spent with my wife, Rochelle, and son, Wilde.
  • I love time in nature--camping, hiking, etc.
  • I am addicted to media:
    • Books (too many to list, obviously): 
      • Cloud AtlasI Know Why the Caged Bird SingsThe House on Mango StreetThe Kite RunnerThings Fall ApartTheir Eyes Were Watching God1984The HobbitFrankensteinWhite FangDesert SolitaireThe Picture of Dorian Grey, East of Eden, Into the Wild, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Twelfth Night, Endurance
    • Music: Mr. Lamoreaux's infant son sits in a knitted outfit
      • Bon Iver, Boygenius, Chance the Rapper, Brand New, Otis Redding, City & Colour, Childish Gambino, Right Away Great Captain!, Beirut, The Format, Death Cab for Cutie, Bleachers, The Killers, Modest Mouse, Manchester Orcehstra, Natalia Lafourcade, etc.
    • Films: 
      • Sing Street, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Into the Wild, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, When Harry Met Sally, Midnight in Paris, Groundhog Day, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, It's a Wonderful Life, Up, Dan in Real Life, Moonrise Kingdom, etc.
    • Television:
      • Atlanta, Fargo, Better Call Saul, Mr. Robot, Parks & Rec, Kim's Convenience, Lost, Breaking Bad, Legion, The Office, Scrubs, Arrested Development, Stranger Things, superhero stuff, etc. 
    • The occasional video game
      • Breath of the Wild, Animal Crossing, Mario Odyssey
    • Podcasts: 
      • Lexicon Valley, The History of the English Language, A Way with Words