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Mr. Jose A Coca

Dear Parents,


I decided to write two different letters because I'm aware that parents and students have different expectations from me. This cuts into my teaching philosophy. I will do my best to meet you and your student where you are so you and I can get your learner where we need them to be. I look forward to meeting with you to discuss the needs of your child. So, without further ado here is a short summary about me.


I struggled in school as a child and I feel that my struggles have made me a better teacher. I'm from Raton New Mexico and as soon as I was able I joined the United States Army I was off. I spent eight years traveling around the world representing the United States and teaching others how to be better soldiers.


When I left the Army, I moved to Phoenix and received a B.A. in Medieval history from ASU. I later received a master’s degree in secondary education from the University of Phoenix.  During this time, I developed a love for teaching and working with others.


This is my 5th year at Kyrene Middle. I did my student teaching in Gilbert Arizona and I have taught in west Phoenix for nine years. I am very excited to be at KMS and take what I have learned and expand that here with you.


                                                                     Sincerely at your service,


                                                                                 Jose Coca

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