Phone: 208-350-4200


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors Elementary Education Brigham Young University-Idaho Master Degree-Curriculum and Instruction Northwest Nazarene University EdS-Educational Specialist-Educational Administration and Leadership

Mr. Black (Coach)



Hello! My name is Mr. Black, I am fortunate enough to be the Health/P.E. teacher at Chaparral Elementary! GO COUGARS! 


Galt, California (20 min south Sacramento)

Family (My Pride and Joy)

I have four sons and one daughter. Kael (18), Jett (12), Jake (10), Jaxyn (9), and Kameron (7)


Ricks College, BYU-Idaho, Northwest Nazarene University


BA Elementary Education 2004

MA in Curriculum and Instruction 2008

E.dS. in Educational Leadership 2010

Masters Degree in Clinical Counseling 2021

Year I started teaching and where:

2004, West Ada School District

Grades taught: 5th, 2nd, 3rd, P.E. and Health Preschool through 5th. 

The best part of my career:

Students are the best part of my job and why I became a teacher. 

Goals as a teacher:

My daily goal is to get students moving and help them to develop a love for physical activity.  My hope is to create lifelong habits that increase the quality, length, and happiness of student's lives. 

An important part of physical activity that is sometimes overlooked? The benefits to your mental and emotional health, not just physical. I call working out my therapy. ;-) 


Quality time with my family and friends (same best friend since 3rd Grade(Craig), eating yummy food/cooking, going to the movies, hiking (Zion’s Park), working in my yard, home improvements, lifting weights, and music.

I love to travel, I spent a week in London, England in Jan of 2020. I frequent Galt, Ca and St. George, Utah. Future trips: Ireland, and Sweden.

Favorite treats/foods

Mexican food (tacos), sushi, steak, asparagus with bacon and parmesan cheese, Snickers, cheesecake, apples with peanut butter.