Degrees and Certifications:
•Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction •Bachelor's in English Education - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) •California Teaching Credential •Iowa Educator's License •Missouri Educator’s license
Mr. Schwartz-Doyle here, welcome to my bio page!
This past year, I had the pleasure of teaching ESL and coordinating the elementary-level redirection program at Davenport Community School District in Davenport, Iowa. Previously, I taught seventh and eighth grade English Language Arts and English Language Development in Fresno, CA. This is my seventh year as an educator, and I love it! I couldn't ask for a more rewarding career.
By the grace of God I hold a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction, a Bachelor's in English Education, with an emphasis on Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), along with a California Teaching Credential, an Iowa Educator's License, and a Missouri Educator’s license.
Most students don't believe I have a life outside of school, but I do! I'm married to the love of my life, have two beautiful and creative daughters, and frequently play ringmaster with a sweetheart Chihuahua and rambunctious young tabby.
A few of the things I enjoy doing in my free time are reading, fishing, camping, hiking, motorcycling and traveling. These things make me happy.
Currently, I am reading all the informational articles I can get my hands on, listening to a set-apart playlist, and loving how-to videos on YouTube.
If I had to sum up my teaching philosophy, it would be that teaching is about developing strong relationships that tap into students' passions and provide relevance that allows them to make connections with the curriculum. I champion what is best for students in all decisions, and I model lifelong learning in my personal and professional life.
Nelson Mandela is one of my heroes, so I will leave you with one of his quotes that inspires me:
“Without language, one cannot talk to people and understand them; one cannot share their hopes and aspirations, grasp their history, appreciate their poetry, or savour their songs.”