Miss Szczepaniak
Economic Choices & World History
Deer Valley High School & Academy
Glendale, AZ  85308
United States
Phone: 602-467-6843
About me
This is Kathleen Szczepaniak, teacher at Barry Goldwater High School, Deer Valley e-schools, and Deer Valley Academy.  I have been a teacher for more than 17 years teaching American Government, Economics, World History, U.S. History, Language Arts, Service Learning, Leadership,Student Government, Psychology, Sociology, Science, General Math, Today's Teen, Street Law, Law in Society, and MANY other electives.  I L-O-V-E Teaching! I L-O-V-E Learning!

I am a teacher scholar with the Teaching American History Grant, National Endowment for the Humanities,Foundation for Teaching Economics, Thomas R. Brown Foundation, U.S. Marine Corps, and the Gilder-Lehrman Institute.I find that the more I, myself, learn the better my teaching is and the more my students will learn and remember.  So, I travel and learn as much as I can.

I attended college at Glendale Community College, Arizona State University, Colorado State University at Colorado Springs, NOVA Southeastern University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Arizona, Chapman University, New York University, and several others. As an opportunity arises for me to learn and study I take the chance. That is why I have attended so many colleges.

I have taken on MANY roles in addition to my duties as a teacher.  I have been Student Council advisor, Students Against Destructive Decisions advisor, Head Dive Coach, Assistant Swim Coach, Language Arts Level Chairperson, Social Studies Level Chairperson, Prevention Cooridinator, Senior Institute Advisor, e-school Online Learning Course Developer, Curriculum Development Coordinator, and member of MANY committees.

I have been awarded numerous times and recognized for the work I have done with and for the students.  Some of the awards I have won include the Cox Communication Excellence in Education Award, National Endowment for the Humanities Teacher Scholar, Gilder-Lehrman Summer Intern, Street Law Intern, Deer Valley USD Teacher of the Year, Arizona Association of Student Councils "Most Spirited and Active Advisor," and MANY other awards.

I am here to assist the students in learning, instilling a love of learning, and gaining a knowledge of the world they live in. I strive to teach by example. The more I learn and can relate to the lives of the students the more they will learn and want to continue to learn. Wouldn't it be a better world if everyone was a life-long learner?