Mike Schneider, Physical Education Department Chair
"Health and Wellness class is all about living life to its fullest and being the best you can be. Is there a more important lesson for anyone to learn?"
What motivated and inspired you to teach?
I started coaching young kids while I was in college and really enjoyed watching them learn, grow and enjoy being active. I was hooked.
Why are you excited to come to ESD every day?
I always feel like I can make a positive difference in students' lives. The connections and relationships I have with students are priceless. And I love the people I work with. They give ESD their hearts and souls and I am inspired by them.
Beyond your subject-area or discipline, what life lesson do you want your students to learn in your classroom?
Health and Wellness class is all about living life to its fullest and being the best you can be. Is there a more important lesson for anyone to learn?
Tell us a fun or interesting fact about yourself!
I love Disney musicals. Mary Poppins is my favorite movie. I love playing sports outside of school- especially softball and basketball with some of my old students.
What is your favorite book and why?
Any Agatha Christie or Sherlock Holmes book. I love a great mystery.
If you could have dinner with three people, alive or not, who would they be and why?
My dad, Martin Luther King, and Abraham Lincoln. Men of integrity who did the right thing even if it was the tougher decision.