Education: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Master of Education in Literacy. Endorsed in K-8 Elementary Education, K-12 Reading and K-12 ESL.
Biography: Currently I teach the EDTE463/563 Reading in the Content area, and EDTE 331/531 Reading, Writing, Communication II. My professional focus is in teaching K-3 literacy and Reading Recovery for Spokane Public Schools. In addition to working as an Adjunct for the University, I enjoy my role as Director of the Saturday Literacy Tutoring Program here on campus. I am fortunate to be married to the most wonderful woman and have two incredible boys. When we steal some time together, we enjoy outings to the symphony and rooting on the Zags.
Education: Masters in Initial Teaching, Gonzaga University, 1997; BA English, University of Washington, 1995
Biography: Shortly after completing my MIT from Gonzaga I was lucky enough to land a teaching position at Mt. Spokane High School in the English department. While teaching English and doing a short stint as newspaper advisor occupied me for my first five years, I kept my eyes peeled for something that would help foster deeper and more lasting effects within the parent/student relationship. When I was introduced to a program called AVID in the fall of 2003, I was hooked. I felt this intensive, student-choice college prep program was just what a population of our students needed to accomplish their long-term goals. After a lot of hard work by administrators, teachers and students our first AVID class graduated in the spring of 2009, and I'm proud and happy to say I was their AVID elective teacher. With the graduation of Mead School District's first AVID class, I felt it was time for me to focus my energies on other passions: guiding GU's teacher candidates before they head off to student teaching, and caring for my one-and-a-half year-old daughter among them.
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Visual Arts & Master's in Teaching/Art, Gonzaga University
Biography: I have taught art in private schools in Spokane for the past thirty years. I began my teaching career at Marycliff High School and have been at Gonzaga Preparatory High School for the past twenty seven years. I have been chair of the Fine Arts Department for the past twelve years and have been an adjunct professor at Gonzaga University in the Organizational Leadership Masters Program lecturing in the course Leadership and Imagination. I have taught Art Methods in the School of Education for the past six years.
Philip Angus Nunes
Education: Master of Education from Lesley University 2002. Bachelor of Arts Education: Music from Eastern Washington University 1997, with endorsements from the State of Washington in K-12 Music; K-12 Choral Music; K-12 Instrumental Music; K-12 Spanish.
Biography: I began teaching Elemental Music in Spokane Public Schools in the fall of 1997 at Linwood Elementary School on Spokane’s north side. There I taught elemental music to students ranging in age from kindergarten through sixth grade, band and orchestra classes to fifth and sixth graders, and zero hour open chorus to fourth, fifth and sixth graders. In 2003 I changed my assignment and began teaching fifth and sixth grade orchestra classes at eight Spokane Public Schools on Spokane’s South Hill. Currently I teach fifth and sixth grade orchestra classes at Hutton, Jefferson, Lincoln Heights, Moran Prairie, Mullan Road, Roosevelt, Sheridan and Wilson Elementary Schools. I play the double bass in the bass sections of the Gonzaga University Orchestra and the Coeur d’Alene Symphony Orchestra. I’ve been teaching the Elementary Methods: Music class in the School of Education at Gonzaga University since the fall of 2005.