• Name: Ms.Bailey
    Subjects / Classes Taught: Enrichment Seminar and College and Career Readiness (Dual Enrollment)
    Degree(s): BA: English LIterature and Secondary Education, Grand Canyon University; M.Ed.: Educational Leadership/Curriculum & Instruction Northern Arizona University; Ed.D.: Educational Leadership (pending December 2023), Grand Canyon University
    Email: mbailey1@phoenixunion.org
    Phone: 602-764-0050
    Room: 125

    Instructor Bio and Welcome Message:

    My name is Ms. Bailey, and I am a Phoenix, Arizona native. I earned my B.A. in English and Secondary Education from Grand Canyon University in 1998, though I have been working in the field of education since 1990. I earned my Master’s Degree from Northern Arizona University in 2002, in the field of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Leadership. I am currently working on my doctorate degree from Grand Canyon University, and I hope to graduate in December 2023. My area of study for my dissertation is Curriculum and Instruction along with Educational Leadership, and my research topic is on the impacts of traumatic grief on high school students. I have taught students from kindergarten through the University level. In addition to teaching at Linda Abril Educational Academy, I also teach courses at Phoenix College and Arizona State University. I recently moved to the Central Phoenix area after living in the South Mountain area of Phoenix for almost 20 years. I love hiking, swimming, reading, traveling, and spending time with my pets and family. Teaching is my passion, and I am here to guide you through a successful semester of Enrichment Seminar. Welcome to class!

    What is "Enrichment Seminar?"

    I am excited to be your instructor for the Enrichment Seminar course! Enrichment Seminar is an English Elective, so by the end of the course, you will receive one-half elective credit. This course focuses on critical thinking and critical reading skills to help prepare students for their futures beyond high school. By the time students exit the Enrichment Seminar Class, they are ready to move on to college, career, and life!

    What is CCR or "College and Career Readiness?"

    CCR is a dual enrollment course. This means that students who enroll in CCR will receive one-half high school elective credit AND three college credits upon successful completion of the course. The course focus is on strategies for college success. This course is required for all students entering college or university, so it is a valuable class to take. Even if you don't think you want to attend college, please consider taking this course because it is a good way to get your first college experience in life. During the class, you will enroll at Phoenix College, sign up for CCR at Phoenix College (the class is called AAA150 for Phoenix College), apply for the Maricopa Grant which will pay for your college class, and get your Phoenix College student ID. 

    Additional Information:
    • Room #125
    • Office Hours: Monday - Friday, before and after school; other times by appointment only (message me through TEAMS to schedule a time)
    • Curriculum: We will work from a variety of texts and articles, as well as the Achieve3000 critical thinking system, Google Classroom, NearPod, Quizlet, and more.
    • Plan for Success: Plan for Student Success: Enrichment
    • Plan for Success: Plan for Student Success: CCR
    • Plan for Success: Plan for Student Success: Advisory
    • Expectations: Everyone and everything is deserving of respect at all times no matter what. Turn off cell phones and put all electronic gear in your backpacks or purses before entering the class. No food or drink in class. Be safe. Make strong choices. And remember that I love you.
    • Classroom Policies/Rules: See Plans for Student Success 
    • Clubs sponsored: The Reading Club