Mr. Duncan
Applied Transition Facilitator Phone 480 472 4431 Room #52


This is my 5th year at Westwood, my 11th year working for Mesa Public Schools, and my 14th year teaching. I grew up in Colorado and moved to Arizona nineteen years ago.  I graduated from ASU with a Bachelors Degree in Special Education.  I also have an Associates Degree of Applied Arts in Criminal Justice from Colorado Northwestern Community College, and an Associates Degree of Applied Business in Golf Course Management and Instruction.

I have experiences with students with disabilities ranging from kindergartners to post-high school.  I have taught kids in SLD, MIID, MOID, Autism, and ED programs.

Information about Applied Learning Programming

The purpose of Applied Learning Programming is to provide students, through individualized programming, with lifelong knowledge, skills and behaviors needed to maximize their independence and success in integrated academic, personal management, workplace, and arts and recreation/leisure settings.



Career Exploration: Students will be learning about different jobs. Taking career interest inventories. Sampling different jobs in the classroom. Field trips to local businesses. Job application writing practice. Job interview practice. Gaining experience on a variety of workplace skills.

Life Skills: In class and on campus work experiences. Cooking, laundry skills, home skills, office skills, basic home tool use practice. Weekly or Bi weekly community based instruction.

On the Job Training: Daily volunteer work experience at local businesses. Students will experience a variety of skills and tasks while out in small groups with teacher and instructional assistant.


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