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Legacy Newcomers New teachers at Legacy

By Jonah Pedroza

Cade Oliver - Biology, Football Coach

What do you like about Legacy? "The welcoming atmosphere."

How long have you been teaching? "This will be my 3rd year teaching."

What's something we don't know about you? "I'm a fishing fanatic."

What's your first impression of Legacy? "Exciting."

What school did you teach at before Legacy? "Weatherford."

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Drew Gillespie - SPED

What do you like about Legacy? "The People!"

How long have you been teaching? "This will be my 10th year of teaching."

What's something we don't know about you? "I was a Cop in the Air Force in my early 20's."

What's your first impression of Legacy? "Great Atmosphere!"

What school did you teach at before Legacy? "James Coble Middle School."

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Keith Knowles - Geometry, Football Coach

What do you like about Legacy? "The friendliness of everyone."

How long have you been teaching? "23 years."

What's something we didn't know about you? "I ran a half marathon."

What's your first impression of Legacy? "Family atmosphere."

What school did you teach at before Legacy? "Waco Midway."

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Michelle Springs - SPED

What do you like about Legacy? "I enjoy the supports that are in place to make me a successful teacher."

How long have you been teaching? "This is my 7th year."

What's something we don't know about you? "I was a collegiate softball player."

What's your first impression of Legacy? "The staff and students are great! Also, this school is enormous!"

What school did you teach at before Legacy? "Kennedale Junior High."

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Taylor Weeks - Biology

What do you like about Legacy? "I like that it is in Mansfield ISD so I can teach in the community in which I live."

How long have you been teaching? "This is my 8th year teaching Biology."

What's something we don't know about you? "I have a two year old daughter."

What's your first impression of Legacy? "It is much larger than my previous school but I like the camaraderie."

What school did you teach at before Legacy? "Life High School Waxahachie."

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Jeff Hulme - Head Football Coach, Boys Athletic Coordinator

What do you like about Legacy? "Love the family atmosphere."

How long have you been teaching? "29 Years."

What's something we don't know about you? "My daughter works for the Ole Miss football program."

What's your first impression of Legacy? "Great atmosphere and love the facilities."

What school did you teach at before Legacy? "Waco Midway."

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Jennifer Roberts - Counseling

What do you like about Legacy? "It's home."

How long have you been teaching? "19 years in public education."

What's something we don't know about you? "We're buying a house down the street from Coach Keel!"

What's your first impression of Legacy? "It's the best!"

What school did you teach at before Legacy? "Last year- School Counselor at The Colony HS."

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Nick McMahan - SPED, Colorguard Director

What do you like about Legacy? "Legacy has the best colorguard in the district! Also, Dr. Butler is the best principal and boss."

How long have you been teaching? "This is year five teaching colorguard and year one in special education."

What's something we don't know about you? "I’m on Netflix."

What's your first impression if Legacy? "All of the teachers and staff really take care of each other here."

What school did you teach at before Legacy? "Heritage HS in Frisco, TX and Ozark HS in Ozark, MO."

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Ben Donahue - History, Football Coach

What do you like about Legacy?"I like that all the students have great manners and are respectful."

How long have you been teaching? "This is my first year in the classroom."

What's something we don't know about you? "I love to play video games."

What's your first impression of Legacy? "It is a fantastic place to be if you are called to be a educator."

What school did you teach at before Legacy? "I did not."

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Aaron Thomas - PE, Football Coach

How long have you been teaching? "13 years."

What's something we don't know about you? "I enjoy relaxing at home and listening to music."

What's your first impression of Legacy? "Legacy looks to be a good high school with good students and even better staff."

What school did you teach at before Legacy? "Waco Midway."

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Collin Lackey - SPED, Football Coach

What do you like about Legacy? "Everything."

How long have you been teaching? "18 years."

What's something we don't know about you? "I have 10 nieces and nephews, plus my 3 kids that will eventually go through Legacy High School."

What's your first impression of Legacy? "I definitely made the right decision to come here."

What school did you teach at before Legacy? "Cleburne High School."

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Other Rookies -

  • Candice Gardner, Math
  • Adrian Gayden, ISS
  • Holli Pearson, Professional Communications
  • Felecia Onunkun, SPED
  • Nick Otto, CATE
  • Detrion Taylor, CATE, Head Track Coach, Football Coach
  • Mark Walker, Social Studies, Football Coach
  • Dorian Watson, CATE
  • Krysten Chaparro, English