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 and 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), and one Olde English Bulldog, Piper. (3)
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 that this love will last for the rest of their lives, that their lives will be prolonged, and increased quality and happiness.
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, walking my dog, and music.
I also 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.
Mexican food (tacos), sushi, steak, asparagus with bacon and parmesan cheese, Snickers, cheesecake, apples with peanut butter.