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Mrs. Merry Gordon


Welcome to my classroom! I'm Mrs. Gordon: a teacher, a wife, a mother, an editor, a writer, a director, an armchair history junkie, a bass guitar player, a connoisseur of coffee, a lover of books, a student of moral philosophy, a quoter of Ted Lasso, Star Wars and Broadway musicals, and a bona fide geek. I believe that what I do matters, and I believe that you matter too. This year will be my 25th year at Ridge—yep, it's very possible I taught your parents—and I'm also an adjunct faculty member at Rio Salado College. I graduated from the University of Arizona with a B.A. in Secondary Education-English and a theatre ed minor and then went on to earn my M.Ed. from Northern Arizona University in Secondary Ed.  

I am teaching Theatre 1-2, ELA 3-4H and English 101/102 this year. I hold my students (as well as myself) to a high standard of accountability and integrity and hope to create an open, dynamic and fun learning environment for everyone. I use a variety of instructional methods from the traditional to the digital and aim for a diverse, rich curriculum. This year, expect laughs, mistakes, growth, success, new perspectives and little miracles.