Tracy Weaver

Tracy Weaver

Tracy Weaver

Room: B-112

Parents and Students,

I feel honored to teach at Mesquite High School.  I teach Freshman English and Speech and Debate Honors Class, and coach The Wildcat Speech and Debate Team,

I look forward to school each and every day. It is amazing to see students grow into young adults who will, in turn, become life-long learners and the next leaders of our country.  It is great to be a Wildcat where honor is everything.  Remember, we are all marked by honor.

I have made a personal commitment to ensure the highest quality of standards and ethics while serving as an educator and coach at the high school setting, as a member on state boards, and as an official on state and national committees. I value the commitment of unity and teamwork, and I believe it is vital to any situation to maintain a high level of cohesiveness to ensure a strong quality of leadership for all involved.

Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to help shape your child into the adult he/she is becoming.  I know no greater honor.

My lines of communication are always open.  Please contact me with any question you may have.  Your student has received information to contact me in the evening if s/he needs help.

Calendars for Homework assignments are to the left, as well as pages for Freshman and Speech and Debate Classes, which have my class information on them.

About Me

I was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona. After graduating from Mesa High, I attended Arizona State University and received my BA in Secondary Education English.

I taught English, Theatre and Forensics at Red Mountain from 1994 to 2003. During this time I received my MAEd from Northern Arizona University in Secondary Education/Speech Communications.

Both of my parents were/are educators, so I thought I would never be one. Little did I know it was running through my veins.  I discovered one day that I was not happy working for a large company and not really doing anything of importance, so I went back to school and got my education degree from Arizona State University.  I have never once questioned why I am a teacher. I wish I could do more than I do right now. I truly believe we need to help each other in the world. I will do whatever I can to help students be successful.

In 2003 I moved to Ohio with my husband and daughter where I taught English, Theatre and Forensics at Berea High School and coached Forensics at Barberton High School.  After my daughter graduated from high school and moved on to Defiance College in Ohio, We returned to Mesa in 2008 to be closer to my roots and my parents. I am glad my daughter has returned to continue college and her career here. She has a wonderful culinary career, first at The Phoenician, then The Camelback Inn, and now at The W and Sushi Rocu Restaurant.  

My husband works at an online high school in Chandler. Before moving to Arizona, he was in charge of nine Little League Baseball Travel Teams, coaching one.

Ever since my first year of teaching, and there have been twenty-four, I have been coaching Speech and Debate.  I received my third Diamond Coach Award the summer of 2011, and still have a ways to go for my fourth diamond. Since coming to Mesquite H.S. two years ago, and taking over The Speech and Debate Team, we have had a great deal of success. Last year I had one State Champion, and two National Qualifying students-one in Oratory and one in Worlds School Debate.  

Our state tournament is coming up this week, and I am looking forward to a bit of success.

​Every summer I travel to the Midwest (somewhere) to read for the College Board. I have been reading the AP Literature essays. Even though I am reading over two thousand essays in a week, I feel this is the best professional development I can receive.  Hanging out and talking with like-minded English teachers, discussing what and why we teach, and how we look at the essays in front of us is no better feeling. My roommate for the last two years will not be with me this year. I am going to miss her.

This upcoming school year I have been asked by my Administration to head up the return of The Link Leader (crew) program.  I am really excited to start doing this again. Teaching upperclassmen to empower underclassmen is truly rewarding. We are going to have so much fun. We will also be asking them to help us select and write our school's first ever Honor Code. Talk about empowering.

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