Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Jim Horyza

  I am excited about teaching students Government and American National Government (POS 110).  The two subjects that kids love! POS 110 is a Dual Enrollment course partnered with Rio Salado College. This is my 8th year at Sandra Day O'Connor and it is my fourth year teaching Social Studies .  I have taught World History, American History,  Algbebra 3-4,  Probability/Statistics and was a special education math and science teacher.   Prior to teaching,  I was in the workforce for the past 25 years.  I worked in Real Estate here in Arizona and also in the insurance field.  I am originally from Minnesota and I am a huge Vikings fan!  I graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelors degree in Political Science and just completed my Masters degree in Special Education. I am the assistant girls varsity basketball coach here at O'Connor along with the assistant boys golf coach.