“My philosophy is to educate students at Mesa High School by teaching them the social sciences supporting the acquisition and retention of knowledge in the fields of both American and World history.”
-Mr. David Brockmeier
Students will show up to class prepared and on time!
Students will be required to provide and keep a History notebook. They must bring this notebook with them, to class every day! Students should also bring a writing implement- pen, pencil, (mechanical pencils are preferred).
Students should regularly check their portal in order to keep up with the progress of their grade. Grades are updated regularly and are an accumulated total of the student's Semester grade.
Students are required to read aloud and give oral presentations on demand. Any concerns regarding this should be communicated to me-in advance of any incident.
Homework: Students are generally given time to complete assignments in class but there must be an understanding that sometimes work must be completed at home due to unforeseen occurrences and time restraints. Studying for tests and quizzes is required as homework.
All work is due, following the day it is assigned, unless specifically directed by the teacher. Any late work that is accepted may have penalties attached, as determined by the teacher. All formal papers are due on their respective due dates and will be penalized by 10% for each day they are late- (the late penalty will not exceed 40% until a final cutoff date is determined by the teacher at which time the student will receive no credit).
Tests: Students will review for the test in advance of the testing date. If a student misses the review- they will be given the day they return to review for the test, (to be given the following day). If the test is not made up, the student will not receive credit for that test.
My classes are easy to pass- but they are also easy to fail. The assignments and other work are intended to reflect the relationship between responsibility and reward that the student will find when he leaves school and enters the adult world. There is a concerted effort to focus the knowledge and skills acquired in this class so that it has an application to real-world living. A summary of my philosophy as a teacher is, that- I am here to help the student not only gain knowledge and skills, but to instill a perspective and to help them gain wisdom for the intelligent use of those skills and of that knowledge.
About Mr. Brockmeier:
Education: Bachelor of Arts, Western New Mexico University, May 1994. High Honors.
Associate of Arts Degree,
Eastern Arizona College,
High School Diploma, Thatcher Unified Schools,
Certification: Standard Secondary Education 7-12 / Highly Qualified: English & Social Studies
Experience: Teacher at:
Morenci Unified School District #18-
August 1994- May 2007
Mesa Unifies School District
August 2007- Current
Senior English 3 years
Junior English 16 years
Freshman English 6 years
Weights/Athletic Development 4 years
8th Grade English 2 years
Sophomore English 1 year
Creative Writing 3 years
World History/Geography 1 year
American History 2 years
Audio & Visual Arts 1 year
Junior High Science 1 year
Substitute Teacher, Thatcher High School/
Middle School, Thatcher, AZ. spring 1994
Student Teaching: Thatcher High School, fall 1993
Ed. Shamey, cooperating teacher
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Coaching Experience: Football:
Mesa High School:
Varsity Assistant Head Coach: 2006-2008
Junior Team Head Coach
Varsity Running Backs Coach
Morenci High School:
Varsity Head Coach 2002- 2006
Defensive Coordinator: 1999-2002
Junior Varsity Head Coach: 1998-2000
Junior Varsity Assistant Coach: 1994 1998
Mesa High School:
Varsity Assistant- Boys and Girls Distance 2009
Varsity Assistant- Boys and Girls High Jump 2008
Morenci High School
Varsity Assistant, Field Events Coach, 2002
Girls and Boys Junior High Track:, 2003-2007
Junior High Wrestling: 1994-2001
Coaching Achievements: Varsity Football- Record (24 wins, 15 losses)
Coach of the Year, (Division 2A-east Conference) 2002 Arizona All-Star Assistant Coach 2002 & 2006
Division 2-A East, Conference Champions 2002
Division 2-A East, playoff representatives 2002 & 2003
Junior Varsity Football- Undefeated (7-0 in 1994)
Junior High Wrestling:
1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2002
Junior High Boys Track, Conference Champions:
2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
Junior High Girls Track, Conference Champions
Additional Experience: College Football, Eastern Arizona College,1990
High School: Football, Basketball, Baseball, Wrestling and Track, Thatcher High School- a 3 sport, 3 year letterman, as well as a 3 sport captain (senior year)-Thatcher High School, Thatcher, AZ.1983
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If you have any questions or concerns-
Please feel free to contact me by phone through the school @ 480-472-5716 or through my e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
The best time to reach me is in the am. 7:15- 8:00.
BIOGRAPHY OF MR. BROCKMEIER:
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