My name is Leonard Baeta. I am currently finishing my 24th school year as a middle school teacher. I've taught many combinations of grade levels during that time. 23 of those years I have taught 6th grade, 4 of those years I've taught 7th grade, and one year a got to teach 8th grade.
I've coached multiple sports including volleyball, softball, basketball, soccer, and football from the 4th grade all the way up to the varsity levels. In that time, I've grown to appreciate the students in areas of athletic growth as well as character development. In some ways, I've grown right along with them. That's the beauty of sports.
I love what I do, and I 'consider it all joy' as we (the students and myself) learn to work together through our similarities and differences in order to bring about better character and build hope for our futures.