• Mr. Handran
    5th Grade: Math & Science

    This is my 15th year teaching fifth grade for EASD.
    I also taught Kindergarten for one year in North Carolina when I first graduated from college. 
     mrhand
     
     


    I was born in....
    Arkansas City, Kansas

    I went to school/college....
    Freedom Elem. (Cincinnati, OH) / General McLane H.S.(Edinboro, Pa) / Indiana
    University of Pennsylvania (Undergraduate), Penn State Harrisburg (Masters)

    My family....
    Married to my wife, Joy, for 16 years. I have three fun and energetic children. Elleyana is 11 years old and is in 6th grade. Everett is 10 years old and will be attending 4th grade. Cameron is 5 years old and will be attending Rheems. Our newest addition is Belle, our yellow labrador puppy.
     
    My mom lives in Florida and my father passed away in 2019 from brain cancer. I have an older sister (Heather) and a brother-in-law (Brian) that live on the Florida panhandle. I have a twin sister (Bria) and a brother-in-law (AJ) that live near Charlotte, North Carolina. 

    When I was in school....
    Math and Spelling were my favorite subjects.

    If I were not a teacher....
    I would have been a youth pastor or professional photographer for National Geographic. (I would say tornado chaser.....but my wife wouldn't like it) 


    I became a teacher because....
    I love working with children and want to make a positive impact on our future generations.

    My favorite teacher was....
    Mr. Keller, because he respected us and made learning fun.


    I am interested in ....

    My favorite book is the Bible.

    My favorite movie is Dumb and Dumber.
    My favorite singers are Jeremy Camp & Toby Mac
    My favorite sports teams are the Minnesota Vikings and Pittsburgh Steelers.

    Hobby....
    Any kind of sport or competitive yard game! Music: I play the saxophone and guitar.  I also love to go swing dancing.

    I love to vacation....
    I love traveling around the world and visiting different countries. I've been to Canada, Indonesia, New Zealand, Singapore, Japan, Austria, and Jamaica.

    My favorite food....
    My favorite food is fish tacos and I love to eat at The Melting Pot (a fondue restaurant). I also can't get enough dark chocolate in my "diet".  

    I would most like to meet....

    James Dobson