Mark Seibert, 7th grade ELA

I am thrilled to be a mighty Matador and look forward to this upcoming school year. This will be my fifteenth year in MNPS, and I am excited to begin my journey with my students. I will strive to engage and motivate my students so they are principled, reflective, and open-minded, so they can be life-long learners.

I am born and raised in Long Island, New York. Even though I have lived in Nashville, Tennessee, since 2003, I am a New Yorker at heart, and have never forgotten my roots. I am a graduate of St. Joseph’s College (LI), where I earned my B.A. in English – Secondary Education. I also played third base and outfield for the baseball team. Go Golden Eagles!

Before moving to Nashville, Tennessee, I taught on Long Island for two years, where I taught both 7th and 8th grade ELA.

Before being a Matador, I taught at McMurray Middle School and Croft Middle School, where I taught 7th and 8th Grade ELA. I also assisted in coaching the baseball and football teams for each school.

When I am not at school, I am spending quality time with my wife, Emily, and three children, Amelia, Madeline, and Boman. In my free time, I like to attend my kids’ soccer games, do yard work, watch movies with the family, and go to the gym, at 5:00 A.M. I know it’s nuts!

I am also on the Grounds Crew for the Nashville Sounds. Being a baseball enthusiast, it is an amazing job! Go Sounds! If you are ever at a Sounds game, don’t hesitate to say hello.

The New York Mets, Rangers, and Jets are my favorite sports teams. I know they are terrible, but I am loyal. On Saturdays, I can be found watching Notre Dame football. Go Irish! Yeah… I am a fanatic!

In closing, I want students to be risk-takers and have ownership in their education. A strong community, built around communication, trust and responsibility, will make the classroom community one that continuously promotes student engagement, open-mindedness, and success. Let’s go!