Mrs. Cynthia Gelfan
Mesa High English Teacher
1st Semester - Fall 2017
1st Hour - AP Language and Composition
2nd Hour - AP Language and Composition
3rd Hour - AP Language and Composition
4th Hour - Prep Period
5th Hour - Creative Writing
6th Hour - Mythology
Fossil Creek - Spring 2015
A Little Bit About Me...
Education: I am a graduate of Arizona State University. I have a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business, with a minor in Supply Chain Management.
Before entering the world of education, I was a senior buyer with a large furniture manufacturer for 11 years. I pursued a Post-Baccalaureate Teaching Certificate
from a program through Rio Salado College. After completing my required course work, I changed careers, became a teacher, and then continued my education
once more, by obtaining a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education from Plymouth State University, in New Hampshire.
Professional Experience: This is my thirteenth year as a teacher at Mesa High, and my thirteenth (lucky 13) year teaching overall. I teach Juniors and Seniors, and my classes currently include Mythology, Creative Writing (Fall 2017) and AP Language and Composition. I am the sponsor for the National Honor Society, a service learning coach, and a library supervisor for the extended library evenings.
Personal Highlights: I am originally from Dallas, Texas, but, I have been living in the Phoenix area for thirty-five plus years. I enjoy spending time with my family. We like to travel and have vacationed in Mexico, Alaska, and Canada. We spend a week at Lake Tahoe in July and usually run over to San Diego for a few days, right before school starts. Formally, (BK-Before Kids) I was active in dog sports, including agility, herding, and obedience. I love reading and belong to a book club. My husband, of thirty-four years, is a firefighter with the City of Scottsdale. I have two graduating seniors this year. Samantha is finishing her college degree in Philadelphia while being an outstanding student athlete and leader on the volleyball court, and my son is a senior at Dobson High this year where he is also an excellent student athlete.