• Name: Nathan Balzer
    Subjects / Classes Taught: English 5-6 and English 7-8
    Degree(s): BA English MA Curriculum and Instruction - English/ESL


    Hello and welcome to my English class website.  My name is Nathan Balzer but, most studentsjust refer to me as Mr. B.  I’ve spentthe last 12 years as an employee in the Phoenix Union High School District andthis is my first year as a Champion here at Cesar Chavez High school.  I teach both Junior English 5-6 as well asSenior English 7-8.  If you ever have anyquestions or concerns, the best way to reach me is by email. 


    I am a product of the Phoenix Union High school district,graduating from Central High School in 1997. At Central I was actively involved in sports, newspaper, InternationalStudies Magnet, and yearbook.  It was inthose programs and activities that I realized the connection between student involvementand success.  I graduated from Ottawa Universityin 2001 with my Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education–English.  Afterwards I received my Masters of Arts inCurriculum and Instruction –English/ESL. I am especially passionate about teaching and helping young peoplerealize and achieve their dreams in college, career, and life. 


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    • Office Hours 1:40 - 3:30
    • Textbook(s) Name(s) McDougal Littel Literature
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