What is STEM?

PBHS Teacher Highlight

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    I am originally from the Northern Suburbs of Chicago.  I earned my Bachelor’s Degree from Carthage College located in Kenosha, Wisconsin in 2005.  While there I played on the Softball team all four years and played 141 of 142 games at third and first base.
    After college I began applying for police and dispatch jobs.  I was hired as a dispatcher for the Lake Zurich Police Department in Illinois where I worked both fire and police dispatch for a year.  After this I was hired as a police officer for the Village of Morton Gove in Illinois.  I spent seven and a half years there and in that time I was certified in and completed the following:  Firearms Instructor, Ballistic Shield Instructor, TASER Instructor, MEGITT Instructor, OC Instructor, Rifle Instructor, Scenario Based Training Instructor, Rifle Armorer, Glock Armorer, Field Training Officer, Evidence Technician, Tactical Medical Instructor, Sex Crimes Investigation, Breathalyzer Operator, Homicide Investigation, Trained in hidden compartments, Advanced Homicide Investigation, Juvenile Law and Investigation Certification, and Death Investigation Certification.
    I was part of a homicide task and a detective for three and a half years and the rest of my years of service were done in patrol.  Though I enjoyed what I did as a law enforcement officer, I decided to make a change and obtained my Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Phoenix while still working as a detective and patrolmen.  I retired from the police department and began my teaching career as a student teacher at Poston Butte high school in the second semester of the 2014-2015 school year.
    During this time I taught both honors and general biology and coached the Freshman Girls Softball team. I was then hired to stay on as a full time teacher having completed my teaching certification and degree from the University of Phoenix. This is my fifth year as a teacher here at Poston Butte.  In this time I was an assistant varsity softball coach for two years, this is my third year as the STEM coordinator, and my fifth year as the STEM Biotechnology teacher.  I currently teach honors biology, honors biotechnology 1, honors biotechnology 2, and honors forensic science.
    Becoming a teacher was one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life, and with my four different lab classes I am constantly on my feet and no day, or class period, is ever the same!



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    Here comes the bus icon Hello FUSD Parents and Guardians,
    This year, FUSD is excited to launch Synovia’s “Here Comes The Bus.”   This new program will soon allow parents to follow their student’s bus ride information including notifications when they enter/exit the bus.

    We will be rolling this program out in phases.  Phase 1 will begin on July 17th and will include the issuing of student ID cards with unique barcodes for each student.  Beginning in the first week of school students will be required to scan their badge as they enter and exit the bus to make sure the system is working correctly.

    Phase 2 will include a Parent App containing real-time information about their student when they are on the bus.

    If you have any questions about this program, please contact our transportation department at (520) 868-8800.

    Shannon Weber
    Director of Transportation

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    AZ Tax Credit Icon If you have filled out and submitted an AZ Tax Credit Form for a Florence Unified School District student, or school, please note:
    In accordance with Extracurricular Activity (ECA) Tax Credit Statute 43.1089, the Arizona Department of Revenue is now requiring taxpayers to report the school’s County Code, Type Code and District Code & site Number (CTDS) on their Arizona income tax return.  In order to comply with this requirement, the attached letter has been prepared so that each site can provide this information when requested.

    CLICK HERE for more information and to get the code you will need for your tax purposes.

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