Meet the Teacher: Patrick Cootware


Full Name: Patrick Cootware

Place of Birth: Waco, Texas

College: University of Mary-Hardin Baylor, Belton, Texas

For What? Physical Education

Year Graduated: 2019

Subject Teaching: 8th Grade US History

Why? Only thing available, loves history

Describe yourself in 3 words: Passionate, positive, chill

Hometown: China Springs, Texas

High School: China Springs, Texas

Something unique about yourself: Loves to play golf

Extracurriculars in High School: Football, Band, Baseball

College: Equipment manager for football

What inspires you to teach? Mom was a teacher, wanted to be a positive role  model for younger kids

Advice to High Schoolers going into the real world: Slow down, breathe, don’t overthink

Hobbies: Golf/sports

If you didn’t teach, what would you be doing? Own a business

Role model as a kid: Father

Role model as an adult: Mom

Pets: 1 Dog

How long have you taught? 4 years

What school were you at prior? West, Texas

What’d you teach there? 8th Grade US History (Coach: Football/Baseball)

Why’d you choose Itasca? Loves the small town feel