After graduating, in December 2003, from Emporia State University in Kansas, Eric moved to Florence, Arizona, mid school-year to teach algebra and freshman through senior sciences. He moved to Bisbee, Arizona in 2010, taught sciences at Buena High School for one year then accepted a position teaching seventh and eighth grade sciences at Lowell Middle School in Bisbee where he also coached cross country and track and field teams. In the fall of 2015 Eric was selected as a “Best of Bisbee” elementary/middle school teacher of the year. His philosophy hinges on establishing a rapport with students, essential to both teaching and coaching where “success is dependent on improvement, not just performance.”
Patricia Acosta is a Tucson native who studied English Literature at the University of Arizona and has a Master's in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University. She worked as a high school English teacher for 8 years and was instrumental in creating the first Multicultural Literature course for English credit at Flowing Wells High School. Patricia also served as the English Department Chair at Pueblo Magnet High School for several years before she began her work as a middle school administrator for over 10 years. Patricia is currently working as an educational consultant specializing in culturally responsive pedagogy and methodology and also a Clinical Instructor/Teacher Supervisor for the University of Arizona South.
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