Robert Laliberte' » Mr. Laliberte' - Senior English

Mr. Laliberte' - Senior English

About Me:
My name is Robert Cyril Laliberte' III and I was born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. I have lived in Oklahoma, Texas, Montana, and Arizona.  I have lived in San Tan Valley for most of my life, and I love this community and the Valley of the Sun.  I enjoy reading, playing board games, and eating all types of food.  I have an older sister, Jennifer, and two younger brothers, Joshua and Connor.  Jennifer is a Marine Environmental Manager, Joshua is an Executive Chef, and Connor is studying to be a Veterinarian.  I live every day of my life to serve the future of our Valley and Nation, and it is my goal to make every one of my students successful.    
Educational Background and Experience:
Combs Middle School ('98)
Seton Catholic High School ('02)
Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Arizona State University ('06)
Masters of Education in Educational Leadership and Admin from Capella University ('10)
I started my career as a 5th grade long term substitute, and have taught in the Combs District for 13 years.
I have taught 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Language Arts, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade English, Speech and Debate, Psychology, and Sociology.  I am highly qualified in English and hold an Administrative Certification.
Educational Philosophy:
I believe that the best way to learn is from one another.  It is my goal to use the Kagan Cooperative Learning model to increase student engagement, decrease the achievement gap, and create socially conscious students who can critically read and analytically write.  Every kid can be successful, all he or she needs is the intrinsic motivation to try and the equality of opportunity in education.
Kagan Cooperative Learning
To Learn Is To Go Beyond Knowing.
                   - Emily Greer
A Wise Man Once Said Nothin' At  All.
                            - Aubrey Graham 
Respect and Diversity Statement:  All individuals have a right to an educational environment free from bias, prejudice and bigotry.  As members of the Combs High School educational community, students are expected to retrain from participating in acts of harassment that are designed to demean another student's race, gender, ethnicity, religious preference, disability or sexual orientation.  Students at Combs High School will respect each other.