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Welcome to a brand new year! Before we know it, we will be leaving another school year behind us- Time flies, so don't waste your time- Do something great and enjoy high school. I hope everyone can get involved and do something fun. It's a wonderful time in your life, so take advantage of all you can. I hope you are excited for the new year and all it can offer. I really hope you are excited about learning some new things and meeting some new people. Each year is a fun and interesting journey.  

I graduated in 1996 from Northern Arizona University and have been teaching here at Mingus since 1997.  I am currently teaching Mathematics but have also taught English earlier in my career. This year I am teaching Honors Geometry, and Geometry, and will once again be teaching the 8th grade Algebra 1 Students. I love getting new students each year, and enjoy it even more when I get to teach students more than one year. I hope we can make it a great year- There are some great new things going on at Mingus this year, including advisory classes. I'm super excited to meet them and keep track of this group for the next three years! Power Hour is also new, and I feel it will be a great intervention strategy to help more students be successful. My power hour is the second block from 11:55 - 12:21. You can also catch me in the mornings before school.

I will be the first ever Girls Golf coach this Fall and enjoy watching how all the sports teams do. I spent many years coaching Freshman and J.V. Baseball, Freshman and J.V. Football. I also coached J.V. Basketball for 2 years, and 1 year as an assistant coach for track. They were all great years and I love seeing ex-students and athletes. I hope you get involved in some sport, activity, or club while here at Mingus. It will help make your high school experience that much better! Have fun here at Mingus- It's a great school!

Mr. Kitchen

Mr. Kitchen