/ Modified jan 24, 2013 5:26 p.m.

Teachers' Voices with Amanda McCarley and Dr. John Hosmer

A University High School student asks her history teacher to reflect on teaching some of Tucson's best and brightest

teachers voices hosmer and mccarley spotlight University High School student Amanda McCarley and her AP history teacher Dr. John Hosmer (PHOTO: Steve Riggs)

In cooperation with Tucson Values Teachers, Arizona Spotlight presents a special series called Teachers' Voices. These conversations between educators, administrators, and students gives them a chance to share personal stories about the struggles and triumphs of their daily school experience.

University High School in Tucson has been rated among the top ten best public schools in the nation, according to a 2012 survey conducted by U.S. News and World Report. The new rating places UHS at #4 in the country, and #1 in Arizona, which is a big jump from being rated 21st in 2011.

UHS is a school that has around 800 students, and a student / teacher ratio of 18 to 1. To qualify for admission, students must have had a 3.0 GPA in middle school, and pass an admissions test.

A part of the reason for UHS's academic success is educators like Dr. John Hosmer, who teaches Advanced Placement History, known as one of the school's most demanding classes. Next, Dr. Hosmer discusses the different approach at University High School with one of his students, Amanda McCarley...



Teachers' Voices will air bi-weekly throughout 2012 on Arizona Spotlight, funded in part by the College of Education at the University of Arizona and Cox Communications.

MORE: Tucson
By posting comments, you agree to our
AZPM encourages comments, but comments that contain profanity, unrelated information, threats, libel, defamatory statements, obscenities, pornography or that violate the law are not allowed. Comments that promote commercial products or services are not allowed. Comments in violation of this policy will be removed. Continued posting of comments that violate this policy will result in the commenter being banned from the site.

By submitting your comments, you hereby give AZPM the right to post your comments and potentially use them in any other form of media operated by this institution.
Arizona Public Media broadcast stations are licensed to the Arizona Board of Regents. Arizona Public Media and AZPM are registered trademarks of the Arizona Board of Regents.
The University of Arizona