Degrees and Certifications:
BA PsychologyMA EducationCertification - English and Language Arts (8-12)
Mr. Christopher Fatheree
AP LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION
Going into my 14th year at Pearland High School, I am excited to see how the 2018/2019 school year unfolds!
My ultimate goal as an educator and the goal of this course is to facilitate an increased aptitude in both compositional and analytical applications of language across a variety of topics and issues. A greater capacity for the use and manipulation of language will undoubtedly catalyze an array of abilities that stem from such a proficiency and pay enormous dividends to those seeking academic recognition. Experience has shown, however, that any significant degree of success is mostly determined by the individual student's willingness to commit the time and intellectual energy needed to fully engage the process. Without such commitment, the process lacks purpose and the results are predictable.
My professional philosophy is to welcome all students who are willing to challenge themselves to succeed, and I'll do my best to provide each individual student with the tools and opportunities needed for success. But ultimately, as with most of our endeavors, success is a byproduct of an individual's level of interest combined with the intensity of his/her effort. No doubt, persistence and dedication on the part of the student can pay enormous dividends down the line - despite the difficulties of the curriculum or the demands of a given assignment.
In my personal life, I have a variety of hobbies and interests reflecting a fascination with the arts and different forms of creative expression. I have an equal love of philosophy and politics (especially when it might be called "conspiracy") and enjoy finding new ways to evaluate the world in which we live. Admittedly, after 14 years of marriage to my wonderful wife, Jorrie, I have become accustom to being wrong, so I'm usually humble in the face of any challenging or complex issue. And I never dominate the remote control.
....Unless it's absolutely necessary!