Ms. Victoria Blake
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Room 234 Periods 1, 3, 4 and 6 and Room 282 Period 2
I grew up in northern Illinois. This is my 9th year at Red Mountain High School. I teach SLD Essentials of Reading and Writing, Study Skills and assist Mr. Brad Kaufman in Principles of Economics SS57.
Teaching is what I like to call my semi-retirement career. I have a background in teaching pre-school and in the hospitality field where I learned through osmosis, by attending the school of hard knocks. Most of my experience comes from working in a multi-generational daycare facility and at Six Flags Great America, Gurnee, Illinois. My thirteen years at Great America prepared me for my new career as a teacher. I supervised and trained employees for my department. Their ages ranged from 15-92.
It took me 30 years after my high school graduation to earn a bachelor's degree in Business Management (BSMB). My first two years of teaching were in Coolidge on an emergency certification (a program through Pinal County) while working on my masters in special education (MAE-SPED).
Teaching has been my life, from student teaching 8th graders math as a junior and senior in high school, to raising my two children. I enjoy what I am doing and look forward to teaching for the next few years until time to retire.
My two children have blessed me with 3 grandaughters. My daughter Amanda has twin girls who are almost 8. My son Brandon's daughter is 4 and his son is 3.
In my spare time I enjoy the outdoors. Hiking is one of my favorite outdoor sports. I have hiked to Phantom Ranch twice and have made 5 treks to Havasu Falls. As the weather begins to cool, we plan to get conditioned to once again to Havasu Falls.