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My name is Mark Gorton. I have had the privilege of working with children for over 35 years in a variety of educational settings. The 2022-2023 school year marks the beginning of my 26th year of teaching in a classroom setting, proudly serving the kids and families in the Grand Blanc Community Schools.
I was born and raised on the west side of Flint and attended Anderson Elementary, Longfellow Middle School, and Flint Northern High School. I graduated from Powers High School in 1988. I received an associates degree in Early Childhood Development from Mott Community College, my bachelor's degree in Education from the University of Michigan - Flint, and my master's degree in the Art of Teaching from Marygrove College in Detroit.
I am a husband (married to my sweetheart, Julie, for 20 years) and father of three sons: Luke, 13th year Early College Student GBHS & U of M - Flint; Jack, a 10th grader at GBHS; and Andrew, an 8th grader here at WMS. I enjoy all things relating to Michigan's beautiful outdoors; this includes biking, hiking, canoeing/kayaking, fishing, and gardening. I think I can safely say, "I've been smitten by the mitten."
I am passionate about learning and trying to ignite that same desire for learning that I believe is within each of my students. My goals are to teach my students how to think critically, how to read and write with a passion and purpose, and how to communicate effectively with others. I look forward to working with all of my new students and their families as together we embark on this next stage in their educational development; the next chapter in their lives.
Fasten your seatbelts! It's going to be FUN!