Mrs. Rhonda Featherston
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I was born and raised in Clifton, New Jersey. I moved to Mesa, Arizona in the summer of 1977, attended and graduated from Mountain View High School the following year.
This is my 38th year in Education. My teaching experience includes: 6th grade (10 years), 7th grade (23 years), 8th grade (one year), Special Education (Cross Categorical/LD and ED - one year each) and two years at Westwood High School.
My education includes: 2 years at Mesa Community College, a Graduate of Arizona State University where I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Education with Minors in Learning Disabilities and Emotionally Handicapped. Also, a Graduate of University of Phoenix where I earned my Master of Arts in Educational Administration and Supervision degree.
The certificates and endorsements I hold are: Elementary K-8, Special Education LD K-12 and ED K-12, Secondary Education - Social Studies 6-12, Structured English Immersion Endorsement (SEI) K-12 and lastly, Administration and Supervision.
While teaching Middle School, I was honored to create and teach a successful Special Education program for the incoming 7th grade students who had behavior problems but did not qualify for an ED class.
In 2013-2014, I was nominated for Arizona Middle School Teacher of the year representing Supai Middle School in the Scottsdale Unified School District.
During my teaching career, I held many professional roles: Committee Facilitator, Team Leader, Mentor to Other Teachers, Buddy Teacher for Discipline Students, Liaison Between ASU and Student Teacher Placements, Sponsor of End-of Year Grade Level Events, Co-Sponsor and then Sponsor of Student Council and National Junior Honor Society, Administrator Intern in Collaborating with the Development of a School Wide Tardy Policy, Liaison for School Wide Tracking of Committee and Professional Development Points, Spearheaded the Development and Managed the School Wide SOAR Program and filled in as an administrator when Administration was off campus.
As a veteran educator, I believe all students can learn and be successful! We have the remember: Education is not a one-size-fits-all type of instruction. Therefore, we should do our best to tailor our classes to meet the specific learning needs of each student. By doing this, we can incorporate our teachings to the real world because our students today are our leaders of tomorrow!!