This is Mr. Neely’s first year at Arcadia. After spending 23 years working in information technology for Hewlett-Packard as a consultant (HP-UX Systems), he decided to explore a new career. Mr. Neely was instantly accepted into the Rio Salado Noyce Teacher Scholar Program which is dedicated to helping STEM professionals transition to careers teaching math and science in high-need secondary schools. Mr. Neely completed his certification in December 2015, and was promptly scooped up to fill a temporary position at Corona Del Sol in Tempe. Now at Arcadia, he is teaching Geometry and Algebra III with Trig.
Mr. Neely was born in Ohio but moved to Tucson, Arizona when he was eleven years old. Later, his family moved to Scottsdale where he graduated from Scottsdale High School. He is proud to be a Beaver alum. After high school, he continued his education and earned:
He said his favorite thing about teaching is interacting with students and getting to know them. Although this is only his first year at Arcadia, Mr. Neely is not shy about getting involved on campus. He is already the Robotics Club Team sponsor. What a great way to get to know students ‘beyond the classroom”! Talk about busy: the Titan Robotics Team just hosted the 2016 Arizona State FIRST Robotics Championship over Fall Break.
When not teaching, Mr. Neely enjoys traveling and entertaining.
He is also a successful business man. He owns and manages three assisted living homes in the Ahwatukee area. However, he says his wife, Marie, is the boss.
WHAT MAKES YOU PROUD?
My children and business.
DOG OR CAT PERSON?
Cats first but I do love dogs.
A RANDOM FACT ABOUT MR NEELY:
Was in the Philippines for a month during summer 2016; has also traveled to Hong Kong.
Submitted Fall 2016
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