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Thad Barker - Special Education Teacher at CCAHS

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Special Education Teacher/High School

I grew up in
Bettendorf, IA

Wife - Suzy; Children - Kaylie, Brandon, Haidyn, Kira & Drew; Dogs - Casey & Charlie; Cats - Benny & Leo

BS - University of Iowa, MA - University of Iowa

What makes you #CCAproud? 
The people. I absolutely love the students and staff that I get to work with on a daily basis.

What was your first job? 
Whitey's Ice Cream
Teacher who inspired me: 
Mr. Pennington. He was a middle school social studies teacher and my high school cross-country coach. I teach and coach today due to his influence.
If you had to eat one meal every day for the rest of your life what would it be? 
BBQ Beef Brisket along with a little ice cream
What sport would you compete in if you were in the Olympics? 
Hands down it would be track & field. I am absolutely passionate about the sport...too bad I was never a little faster.
Words of wisdom to live by? 
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. James 1:2-4