About Teacher

Phone: ext. 8669


Degrees and Certifications:

Public Notice of Qualifications: Education & Honors: -M.Ed: Secondary Education with emphasis in English (NAU: Awarded December, 2002) -Post Graduate Certification: Secondary Education (ASU: Awarded December, 1996) -B.A.: Communication & Performance Studies (ASU: Awarded December, 1987) -Attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (Pasadena, California, 1984) -2012 Teacher of Excellence (Arizona English Teachers Assoc.) -Professor of Academic Composition (Paradise Valley Community College, 2012-2017) Certifications: -Secondary (7-12) Communication/Performing Arts (HIGHLY QUALIFIED) -Secondary (7-12) English (HIGHLY QUALIFIED) -Endorsed: Middle Grade (5-9) -Endorsed: Structured English Immersion (SEI) (K-12) -Endorsed: Gifted Instruction -Specialized Training in Cognitive Coaching -Specialized Training in Differentiated Instruction and Project-Based Learning

Mr. Chris Hazeltine

English / Language Arts

I am an extraordinary member of that elite group of teachers who thrive on working with middle school students. It is my belief that the best way to teach writing is to be a writer. As a writer myself, I combine my unique skill set of theater, rhetoric, and writing skills to provide an intellectually rich and creative environment for my students. My classroom is a truly different kind of “school.” In my writing lab, I encourage students to compose original poetry, stories, and novels, and I develop them to ever-higher achievement in all types of academic writing tasks.

I treat all students with the utmost respect, helping them with humor, grace, and patience to become the best people they can be.

Contact Me: Chris Hazeltine

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