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About Mr. Chism

This will be my 14th year in Education, my 11th year teaching and I am really excited about teaching Robotics in to our Middle School 7th and 8th graders and also teaching Digital Audio and Visual Design to our 9th and 10th graders this year at Compass Academy Charter School.

I have been married to my wife, Stacy, for over 19 years and we have 2 boys, Zane who will be a 6th grader here at Compass Academy and a wonderful 5 year old that will be a 1st grader here at Compass Academy as well.
When I am not at Compass Academy, I really enjoy watching Braves baseball, Dallas Stars or Los Angeles Kings Hockey, Jackalopes Hockey or any Harry Potter movie I can get.

I was born in Englewood, CO but was primarily raised in Odessa, TX.   I spent my sophomore and junior years in Dalton, GA and that was an awesome time for me.  I graduated high school from Permian High School here in Odessa, TX.  I graduated from Odessa College with my Associates of Art and from South Plains College with an Associates in Computer Information Systems.  I then graduated from The University of Texas of the Permian Basin with my bachelors in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics.
To teach in Texas, I have a Generalist Certification to teach Core Subjects grades 4-8.  I also have my Tech Apps EC-12 Certification as well.  I am also certified to teach Pre-AP classes as well as GT classes.
Professionally, I have my CompTIA A+ certification and I also have my MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional) certification as well.
I have spend the past 11 years teaching 7th grade Science, 7th Grade Texas History,  and Technology Applications.  I have a strong passion for helping students learn.
I know that everything happens for a reason and I am super excited for this opportunity to help Compass Academy.

My Favorites:
* Color:    "GREEN".
* Food:     Rosa's
* Drink:    Cherry Limeade and Dr. Pepper
* Snacks:   Kettle Korn Popcorn, Brachs Candy Corn (Yellow, Orange, White), and Plain M&M's
* Season:  Winter
* Store:    Amazon
Here's to another awesome school year!!!