Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, Geology with a minor in Education – BA
Texas State Certification Board, Austin, Texas – ESL Certified Educator
Texas State Certification Board, Austin, Texas – Generalist Certification
Olympic certified trainer, Athens, Georgia
Mark started teaching elementary (grades 3-6) in Dallas, Texas immediately after graduting university at SMU (Southern Methodist University) in 2002. He was mostly a science teacher in the elementary school but was also self-contained (taught all subjects to one class) for 3 years. He was also the head basketball coach for grades 4-6 and science fair coordinator for the DISD (Dallas Independent School District). After teaching in Dallas for 8 years, Mark decided to move to Prague, get married, teach English and be a part-time basketball coach. He started out in Prague at Charles University, teaching English in the science department, but soon after, got an opportunity to work for PORG. He has been a part of the school since 2009 and has absolutely loved the journey. Mark looks forward to continuing at NOVY PORG well into the future!
In his free time, Mark enjoys playing all kinds of sports, especially basketball. His true love is weight-lifting and he takes every chance he can to pump some iron! It keeps me out of trouble and helps me to stay focused!