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Mr. Zook

Grades taught & where?

 3rd and 5th Grades at Roosevelt Elementary

Education (include any certifications or endorsements you have obtained).

 BS in Psychology- BYU-Idaho, United States Naval Academy-Prep School

Who/What inspired you to go into education?

 Ever since I was young, I knew I wanted to help other children realize their full potential, despite challenges they may have at home. I believe that willpower, self-determination, and support can lead one to success. It has always been my desire to instill that same belief in kids/teens in today's world and education is a great avenue to accomplish that goal.

What do you do when you aren't in school?

 My wife and I love traveling! We love experiencing new cultures, cities, and societies. It is our favorite past time. I love to mountain bike, run, and play board/card games with friends and family.

Favorite quote or your philosophy on education?

 "If you can dream it, you can do it." - Walt Disney

Favorite book?

 I Promise- Lebron James

Something Interesting about you:

 I had a non-traditional upbringing during the early years of my life. I was then adopted at age 12 by my grandparents. All of which I am extremely grateful for. It has helped mold me into who I am today, and where my passion to help other young ones derives from.

Your favorite things:

 Coldstone, mint chocolate, licorice, Texas Roadhouse, Board games like role playing ones (one night ware-wolf type), or similar to Settlers of Catan.

What is your favorite Leader In Me habit and why?

Think win-win. I like this habit because it teaches humility. It teaches that we don't have to be the only ones who are right, and that we can work together to reach a common goal. It helps one to turn outwards instead of in.