Name: Tom Brewer
Subjects / Classes Taught: Physical Science
Degree(s): AA, BS, MEd.
Room # 220
I'm available before school at 7:30 and after school until 3:30. You are also encouraged to travel during Advisory for extra help or to make up tests.
You will need a Physical Science textbook for home use. To make up missing assignments I assign work for you to do out of your book. If you do not have a Physical Science book at home; simply show your ID card to the bookstore personnel and they will check a book out to you for home. Be sure and let them know if you are in a Regular or an Honors class.
I attended Sunnyslope High School here in Phoenix, graduating in 1969. I graduated from Glendale Community College in 1972 with an AA degree. From there I went to ASU. I graduated from ASU in 1975 with a degree in Environmental Science. I received my Masters of Education degree from Grand Canyon University in 1995, graduating Suma Cum Laude.
Before entering education as a profession I worked construction. I also was a Veterinarian Technician and managed an Animal Hospital in Glendale, AZ. for 5 years, serving both large and small animals.
I taught for 1 year at Tolleson High School and at Leveen Elementary before coming to Carl Hayden in 1990. I began my career at Carl Hayden teaching Ecology / Conservation in the Agribusiness Magnet. I won the City of Phoenix "Mayor's Environmental Award for Education" in 1991 and 1992. In 1993 the Phoenix Union HS District asked me to start the Marine Science Magnet. I was the Magnet Program Manager for 7 years. During this time I established the curriculum, field trips and many of the traditions that are still in place today. Since 2000 I've taught Earth Science and Physical Science. I was the Science Department Chair for 5 years and have been the Chair of the Graduation Committee for many years.
I've always had the philosophy that the classroom should be fun and exciting. If it is... learning will be a natural by-product.
I'm married to my high school sweetheart. We've been married for 43 years. I have 2 children, Chris and Trisha. I also have been blessed with 2 granddaughters.