Phone: (602) 467-6806


Degrees and Certifications:

Highly qualified ELA teacherCertified in ELA and CTE: Emerging and Industrial Technologies

Alison McGowan

Greetings! I've been a Skyhawk since 2005 and every year has been better than the year before. I've taught Sophomore English, Junior English, Senior English, Communications, Creative Writing, Journalism, Newspaper, Digital Communications, and Creative Media. I particularly love teaching upper classmen, but I'll take anyone who has a good sense of humor. My teaching philosophy is that we should make the most of free, quality, public education; we should do something or learn something every single day of school. That doesn't mean school shouldn't be fun though!
For part of the day, I teach Creative Media. Working with students to produce photos, news stories, and films is an adventure every single day and nothing is more satisfying than seeing students have their work published. 
I am also the department chair for English Language Arts and teach junior English for the other part of the day, so I can say with certainty that Deer Valley High School has assembled a talented, creative, and caring group of English teachers. Our shared goal is to successfully guide our kids on their path to becoming highly skilled readers, writers, and communicators.