Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. Secondary Education - Mathematics M.A. Educational Policy M.Ed Educational Leadership (pending Dec. 2021) Minors: Spanish & Political Science
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Hello my name is Mr. Ambriz! I am one of the math teachers at Wilson College Prep (WCP). For the 2019-2020 school year, I will be teaching Geometry, Pre-Calculus and the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Elective. If I can ever be of any help, please do not hesitate to contact me via email (best method of contact) or by phone at any time. I am available for tutoring and additional academic support before school, Wilson Time and/or after school. I look forward to a year filled with academic growth and success!
Background: I am first generation and was born and raised in West Phoenix. I am the oldest of three with family roots from Michoacan, Mexico. I am the product of J.B. Sutton Elementary, Holiday Park Elementary, Desert Sands Middle School and graduated from Trevor G. Browne High School in 2009. During high school I took dual enrollment courses through the Achieving a College Education (ACE) program at Glendale Community College (GCC).
Upon graduating high school, I continued my education at Arizona State University (ASU). As an undergraduate student, I joined Tau Psi Omega Multicultural Fraternity Inc. a community-service based fraternity with values focused on family, culture, education and servitude. As a college student, I first became acquianted with AVID after being hired as a tutor. I worked and collaborated with AVID students and teacher ranging from 9th - 12th grade. During the summer of 2011, I was selected from a nationwide pool of applicants to participate in the Congressional Internship Program through the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI). CHCI exposes undergraduate Latino students to experiece life on Capitol Hill in our nation's capitol. There, I participated in weekly professional and leadership development and civic engagement through community service projects. While an intern, I worked in former Congressman Ed Pastor's (AZ-07) office. Then the following summer I worked in Congressman Pastor's Downtown Phoenix office. A year later, I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Education - Mathematics in 2014, thereafter in August of 2014 I returned and began my teaching career at Cesar Chavez High School.
After beginning my teaching career, I returned to ASU and graduated with a Master of Arts degree in Educational Policy in 2017. Since then, I have returned to ASU for a third time and I am entering my second year as a Doctoral student (Ed.D graduation pending for December 2021).
Favorite Quote: "I hated every minute of training, but I said, don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a CHAMPION." -Muhammad Ali
Office Hours: Most days before school (7:15-7:55), during Wilson Time (2:44-3:30), after school (3:30-4:15), or by appointment.
For additional course information, please visit my Canvas site at: https://pxu.instructure.com. Parents and guardians who wish to enter the Canvas Learning Management system can obtain an observer account for their student's courses. Please contact me, or click here for more information.