Mr. Damon Peterson

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Mr. Damon Peterson

Welcome: 

My name is Damon Peterson.   I have been a teacher for 26 years, all at MacArthur.  I am a proud San Antonio native, having graduated from Alamo Heights High School in 1977.  My college background includes a BBA in Petroleum Land Management from UT-Austin in 1981 and a MBA from UTSA in 1988.  Prior to my teaching career, I spent 14 years in the oil and gas and banking industries.

From a personal standpoint, I have been married for 28 years to my wonderful spouse, Minerva.  We have two children, Rob and Isabella.  Rob graduated from UT-Austin in May of 2018 and works in Austin.  Isabella just graduated from UT-Austin last May.  Both of my children were band kids, playing the alto and baritone saxophones, so I relate well to the commitment that it takes to both be a band student and especially a parent.

At present, I teach seniors in Advanced Placement Government and Politics, Advanced Placement Macroeconomics, On-Level U.S. Government, and On-Level Economics. Previous teaching assignments include World Geography, World History, and U.S. History.

My goal for my AP students is to learn the material at a high level of difficulty in order for them to pass the AP Exam in the spring with a grade of 3, 4, or 5.  Accordingly, I will review twice a week after school from 4.20 p.m. to 5.20 p.m. in my room (S109) for the AP Exams starting one month before the test.  That is, four times a week, twice for AP Government and twice for AP Macroeconomics.  In addition, during the two weeks of AP Exams in May, I will conduct Saturday reviews from 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. for AP Macroeconomics and AP Government.  I want to reach every student I can during this time period. 

For my regular economics students, my goals are to have each student master the required curriculum and graduate.  In both AP Macroeconomics and On-Level Economics, I want each student to gain useful knowledge of personal finance and life skills.   We will also conduct a on-line stock market game to introduce those types of investments. Please contact me at dpeter1@neisd.net if you need anything.  For On-Level U.S. Government we will cover the development of democracy in the U.S., the Constitution, Branches of Government, political ideologies, parties, and elections.

 

 

 

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    Period

                 Time

    Class

    Blended Learning Time

    8.00 a.m. to 9.50 a.m.

     

    A DAY

       

    1st Period

    10.00 to 11.00 a.m.

    Monday/Wednesday/Friday

    On-Level U.S. Government

    2nd A Period Lunch

    11.00 - 11.40 a.m.

    Monday/Wednesday/Friday

    Lunch

    2nd A Period Class

    11.50 - 12.50 p.m.

    Monday/Wednesday/Friday

    AP Macroeconomics

    3rd Period

    1.15 am. - 2.15 p.m.

    Monday/Wednesday/Friday

    AP Macroeconomics

    4th Period

    2.25 p.m. to 3.25 p.m.

    Monday/Wednesday/Friday

    Conference

    Blended Learning Time

    3.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.  

    B DAY

       
    Blended Learning Time

    8.00 a.m. to 9.50 a.m.

    Tuesday and Thursday

     

    5th Period

    10.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.

    Tuesday and Thursday

    On-Level U.S. Government

    6th A Period Lunch

    11.35 am. to 12.15 p.m.

    Tuesday and Thursday

    Lunch

    6th A Period Class

    12.20 p.m. to 1.50 p.m.

    Tuesday and Thursday

    AP Macroeconomics

    7th Period

    1.55 p.m. to 3.25 p.m.

    Tuesday and Thursday

    AP Government and Politics

    Blended Learning Time

    3.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.

    Tuesday and Thursday

     

    Tutoring Times:   9.00 a.m. to 9.45 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  All other times by appointment.