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Posted May 8, 2014

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Mike Geissler, Eldorado HS

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10. Mike completed his student teaching under the guidance of Lucille Taylor at Madison Middle School in the fall of 1987. He credits her with giving him the tools to be an exceptional teacher.

9. Geissler began his APS career as a boys’ basketball coach at Eldorado in the fall of 1987. He started his Eldorado teaching career in the fall of 1988 in the English department, where he taught English 10 and Communication Skills.

8. His family is from Pittsburgh, and he hopes to purchase the home his great-grandfather built there.

7. He owns over 100 RUSH shirts, and he has seen them in concert about 45 times.

6. He started a band, Anthym, with his children. (His son and daughter are Eldorado graduates.)

5. He has sported five different hairstyles during his career, including “poufy”, “slicked back”, and “spiked”.

4. His favorite book to teach is "Anthem" by Ayn Rand.

3. He always plays in the teachers versus boys’ basketball team at the fall sports assembly.

2. His favorite literary character is Atticus Finch.

1. Mr. Geissler has taught over 4,000 students. Students always speak of his engaging classroom activities, his genuine love of teaching, and his ability to connect with them. His classroom has been a place where students know they will be inspired and respected.

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