Meet the Teacher: Stan McGarvey


Full Name: Stan McGarvey

Place of Birth: Alton, Illinois

College: William Jewell College

What for? Bachelors in Social Studies & Physical Education, Masters in Administration of Physical Education

Year Graduation: 1973

Subject Teaching: World History & Government

Why that subject? History interests him, likes looking back in history because of how many events inspire today’s world.

Children: 2 sons

Something unique about yourself: Proud grandfather, Proud Wampus Cat, Proud Veteran

Extracurriculars in High School: Football, Basketball, Baseball

College: Football

What inspires you to teach? Father educated students, which inspired him to follow in his footsteps.

Advice to High Schoolers going into the real world: “Stay true to yourself and stay grounded on solid principles.”

Hobbies: Reading, Historical Fiction, Time with Family

If you didn’t teach, what would you be doing? Have a business, spend time with grandkids

Role model as a kid: Father

Role model as an adult: Coach Torres

Pets: 1 dog (Parrington: Boxer/Pitbull)

How long have you been teaching? College level (27 years) High School (10+ years)

What school did you attend prior? Hillsboro, Texas

What did you do there? Teach/Coach

Why did you choose Itasca? Close to home, and opportunity to teach students more of what he loves to do