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Mr. Jim Horyza

  I am excited to be teaching students U.S and World History this year.  The two subjects that kids love!  This is my sixth year at Sandra Day O'Connor and it is my third 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.