Mr. Wharton



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Mr. Wharton

My name is Mr. Wharton. I am teachingPre-AP Algebra 1,2 and Pre-AP Geometry with Statistics.

I was born in Tucson. I am starting my 1st year as a Cactus Shadows math teacher and my 9th year teaching math overall. I have a bachelor’s degree in math from University of California Santa Cruz and a MAEd from NAU. Before teaching math, I taught chess for rather a long time. My chess students have become creative problem solvers and part of this worldwide community. Many of them have also competed successfully at the levels ranging from local to world championship.

I am married and our three children are: a swim coach in Seattle, a 21year old and a 8th grader. My wife is from Delicias, Chihuahua, so we spend some time in Mexico. You might run into me hiking around Phoenix and although I occasionally fish, you probably will not run into me fishing as I often end up where one is more likely to encounter a bear than another person.