Welcome to Mr. Speirs' Nogales High School webpage. This is my 14th year teaching at Nogales High School in the Social Studies department. After receiving an A.A. and A.S. at Citrus College, I obtained a B.A. in history from Cal Poly Pomona. This is where I also received a preliminary teaching credential. Immediately after becoming credentialed, I spent two years developing professional skills through the Rowland Unified School District BTSA/Induction program. Through this program I was awarded a Professional Clear Credential in Social Sciences. I recently obtained a Master’s Degree in Education from Cal Poly. This site contains important information to help you get the most out of your learning experience. If there are questions please feel free to contact me.
Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results. ---Machiavelli
The historian must not try to know what is truth, if he values his honesty; for if he cares for his truths, he is certain to falsify his facts. ---Henry Adams
Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past. ---George Orwell
The end of law is, not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom. ---John Locke
Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. ---Aristotle
Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity. ---Aristotle