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My name is Michael Conway and I live in Mesa, Arizona. I have lived in Arizona since 1981 so I guess Arizona is my home. I have also lived in Michigan, New York and New Jersey. Each state is wonderful but it's hard to beat the beauty of the Southwest.
I graduated with a degree in Political Science from Arizona State University in 1987 After several years,in advertising, I knew that I was ready for a change. As a child, I had wonderful teachers and a great educational experience. As a result, I pursued a degree in education.
I graduated from Ottawa University with my teaching credentials and was hired in Queen Creek to teach 6th grade. While in QC I also taught 7th and 8th grade history. I have many great memories of my time there, but in knew I wanted to teach within my community. I began teaching for Mesa Public Schools in 2000. It was an experience moving from a small district to one with around 70,000 students.
I have worked in three different elementary schools within Mesa. Each is a designated English Language Learner school. My experience with English language learners varies from monolingual Arabic to children who speak Navajo as their home language. Each child has been a joy and challenge.
While working in education I have obtained two masters. One is from ASU in Educational Media and Computers, and the other from NAU in Education Leadership. In the past, I have taught English Language Arts to 7th and 8th graders. I made the move to Social Studies in 2016. This will mark my 23rd year of teaching.
While I am not working or going to school I enjoy cross training, going to the movies, traveling and anything involving the ocean. I love to share my travel experiences with my students and hopefully get them inspired and excited to work hard and see the world.
I look forward to working and learning with all of you and remember, there is nothing that cannot be learned.