Office Hours: 2:15-2:45 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
My name is Tommie Byrd and I've taught English at Higley High School for 15 years, and there is truly no other place I'd rather be. Sharing the heart wrenching and heartwarming literature of the world and guiding students to become global thinkers as they take their reading and writing skills to the next level. I also teach online classes for Rio Salado and I have written Literature and ACT English curriculum, as well as published a writer’s guide and workbook, "Writing Essays Made Easy."
In this day of advanced technology, the ability to communicate via the written word is extremely powerful and a necessity. Equally important is the ability to seek out, recognize, and value diverse cultures and perspectives. I feel blessed to have the opportunity to help students expand their understanding and enhance their abilities so they can use reading and writing to advance their education and their careers and to enrich their personal lives in ways they don't yet realize are possible.
Education: Prescott HS - 1989, Northern AZ University - 1995 (BA in English), Northern AZ University - 2001 (English Education Certification), University of Phoenix - 2006 (M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction), Grand Canyon University - 2020 (M.Ed. in Educational Administration)