Phone: 623-445-3133


Degrees and Certifications:

Degree from Ottawa University: Major in Education. Minor in History. Certifications: English as a Second language. Cross Categorical Special Education

Mr. Gary Horowitz


I am entering my 16th year at Barry Goldwater High School. I will be teaching 11th grade American history and 12th grade government. I have previously taught 10th grade World History. I was chair of the campus Anti-Bully Committee along with coaching freshman and JV girls’ basketball.

I have earned a dual Bachelor’s of Arts degree in education and history from Ottawa University in Phoenix.  I have a Standard K-12 Secondary Education Certificate in history with an endorsement in Structured English Immersion (SEI). I received a cross-categorical special education certificate from the University of Phoenix. I also received extensive training and professional development in leading and facilitating Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), Response to Intervention (RtI) and Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), and teaching and learning for cognitive rigor using questioning and inquiry-based facilitation.

I am a history buff who also enjoys Star Wars, Marvel, all things New York Yankees and Phoenix Suns. I have traveled to Aurba, Bora Bora, Tahiti, Moorea, Mexico and Israel (twice).