Samuel Thaler » Hello!


Born and raised in Middleville, I am excited to be teaching another year as a Trojan! After graduating from GVSU, I spent my first 3 years teaching in Grand Haven. In 2018, I was thrilled to be hired into my dream job with the TK District teaching 2nd & 3rd grade PE.


My wife, Kelley, and I have been happily married since 2015. She works as a nurse in the OR at Blodgett Hospital in Grand Rapids. In the Spring of 2019, our son Moses was born. It has been quite the change becoming parents! He can sometimes be a handful, but we remain thankful to God for the blessing he has been in our lives'. We enjoy being active, watching movies, and spending time with friends and family. 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 Phys. Ed. every student will find at least one activity they are passionate about and can participate in to live an active life!


In addition to teaching Physical Education at Lee Elementary, I am the Boys JV Basketball Coach. I have been involved with the TK basketball program in one way or another for the past 20 years. I am excited to use this JV position to continue to grow our Basketball Program, but more importantly to mold great young men along the way.


Go Blue! Go Lions! Go Trojans!