Feature Teacher Week 2

Ms. Jones:

Assistant Principal 

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Q: What is your position at Red Mountain? What do you do on a day to day basis?

Jones: I am the Assistant Principal in charge of Registration. I am responsible for building the master schedule for the teachers and students at Red Mountain High School. I work with department chairs to determine what classes we will offer each year. We work to build a schedule that provides students the most options possible when selecting classes. I also oversee all new student enrollments, transcripts and anything to do with student records. Additionally, I work with our AVID, STEM and Advanced Placement programs on campus. There are some exciting things happening in each of these areas, and I am fortunate to work with the amazing staff members that are part of each of these programs.

Q: Why did you choose Red Mountain?

Jones: Red Mountain High School is the place to be in Mesa. The Red Mountain Way exemplifies my philosophy of education and of life. I want to work with people who have the Courage to stand up for what is right, to take risks and to be better tomorrow than we were yesterday. I believe that Respect is the highest compliment that you can pay to yourself and to others; and that we can accomplish anything if we are guided by our respect for ourselves, our community and our belief in one another. As a member of the Red Mountain Family, I hope that I can be part of Influencing a positive future for our school and our students. It’s an exciting time in education, and Red Mountain is leading the way. I feel fortunate that Mr. Ryan has given me the opportunity to be part of the Red Mountain Family.

Q: What unique characteristic do you bring to Red Mountain?

Jones: I’m not sure I have a lot of unique characteristics, but I may bring a unique perspective. I have 25 years of experience in education, but most of that comes outside of Mesa, so I may see things from a different vantage point or offer new ideas to our discussions. I have always enjoyed collaborating with educators and students who have experiences outside of my school and district because I think we can learn a lot from others and how they do things—both in education and in life.

Mr. Hudak

Automotive Technology 

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Q: What made you decide to be a teacher?

Hudak: I have always enjoyed working with the youth and seeing them learn and excel at things they are passionate about. I enjoy watching students get excited about leaving and seeing them accomplish things they didn’t believe was possible.

Q: What unique characteristic do you bring to Red Mountain?

Hudak: This is my third year teaching at Red Mountain. I had previously been teaching auto and welding and wanted to just teach automotive as it is what I am passionate about. I am an avid classic car enthusiast and restore cars outside of school for myself and others. I also have a background working with at-risk youth and previously have been a social worker and the at-risk youth coordinator at EVIT.

Ms. Bonewell

American History and Current Events

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Q: Why did you choose Red Mountain?

Bonewell: I have been working at Red Mountain for 13 years. I chose Red Mountain because it is the best high school in Mesa and because of Dr. Slemmer.

Q: What made you decide to be a teacher?

Bonewell: I want kids to enjoy my class; so I always keep them in mind in every lesson plan. My father and sister are teachers, so it’s in my blood to teach. I love kids and America.

SPECIAL CONTRIBUTION BY MANAGING EDITORS: TAYLOR GUZIK AND TAYLOR PAGE

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