Degrees and Certifications:
AAS in Early Childhood from Mott Community College BS in Education from the University of Michigan - Flint Masters in the Art of Teaching from Marygrove College
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 2023-2024 school year marks the beginning of my 27th 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 21 years) and father of three sons: Luke, a 2022 GBHS graduate, Jack, an 11th grader, and Andrew, a 9th grader, both at GBHS. 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 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!