Ms. Ronda McWhortor (Dept. Chair)

Phone: 623-445-3100


Degrees and Certifications:

B.Ed. from ASU 1989 M.Ed. from ASU 1993 IB English certification

Ms. Ronda McWhortor (Dept. Chair)

Ronda McWhortor

ELA Dept. Chair 
IB English 7-8
ELA 1-2 and ELA 1-2H



   I am the ELA Dept. Chair, Speech and Debate Coach, and an IB/Honors teacher. I have been teaching at Goldwater since 1989 and IB classes since 2002.  I also have 3 boys who graduated from Goldwater, so I know what it's like to be a BG parent. I graduated from ASU with both my undergraduate and graduate degrees (GO DEVILS!), and have completed summer coursework (studying Shakespeare) from Georgetown University. I am also a DVEA rep. When I am not teaching, I am usually found at a sporting event or at the theatre. I am also an avid traveler and roller coaster enthusiast. At ALL times I am an advocate for our students at BGHS!