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Samuel Thaler » Hello!


Born and raised in Middleville, I am excited to once again be a Trojan! After graduating from GVSU, I spent my first 3 years teaching in Grand Haven. I love the students and staff that I worked with there, but I couldn't pass on the opportunity to be a part of the district, athletics, and community that has played such a large role in shaping me into the man I am today.


My wife, Kelley, and I have been happily married since 2015. She is an OR nurse at Blodgett Hospital in Grand Rapids. We currently live in Grand Rapids, but hope to someday soon move to Middleville. We enjoy being active, spending time with family, and traveling. Outside of those hobbies, I am an avid sports fan of Michigan football and basketball, as well as the Detroit Lions.


2nd and 3rd graders have always been my favorite to have in class, because of the excitement and enthusiasm they show each and every day for PE. I absolutely love interacting with students and getting to know them and their interests! It is one of my favorite parts of the job. It is my goal to give our students the tools and skills to be able to live an active lifestyle outside of school. While I tend to be more passionate about team sports, I understand that not everyone is, which is why we do a variety of activities in PE, in addition to team sports. It is my hope, that through PE every student will find at least one activity they are passionate about and can participate in to live an active life!


Go Blue! Go Lions! Go Trojans!