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Teacher Tuesday: Mike Schneider

Mike Schneider, Upper School Health/Physical Education Teacher and Softball Program Director

How long have you been at ESD?

"36 years"

What's your favorite class or project?

"Mountain Biking"

What was your favorite subject in school?

"Physical Education"

What's your favorite spot on campus?

"Depends on the time of year! Fall - everywhere we ride a mountain bike. Winter - anywhere there is a fireplace with a fire in it. Spring - the softball field!"

What's your favorite candy or sweet treat?

"Milk Chocolate"

Did you always know you wanted to be a teacher?

"No. I thought I wanted to be a lawyer. But then one day in the summer between my sophomore and junior of college, I was in the lobby of a law firm and saw lawyers running in and out. It was literally a front-row seat to the rat race. I started my PE major that fall, and the rest is history!" 

Fun Fact.

"My favorite movie is Mary Poppins."


"I love to be active. Hiking, walking, riding, playing, projects around the house - use it or lose it! I think this is the key to a happy life!"

What do you love about ESD?

"The relationships I have developed with so many teachers and students. I think of all of them as members of my family."

What's 1 tip you would give to students?

"Appreciate your teachers - even the ones who are hard on you. They really do care about you and want you to be successful in life."