Hello, my name is Isaac Gaitan, and I am one of the P.E. Coaches here at Gus Garcia Middle School.
Here is a little something of my background so you can get to know something about me.
I'm from a small South Texas town, Mathis,TX. GO PIRATES!!! I graduated from Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TAMUK) in MAY 2000 with a Batchelors in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in Elementary. While in college I participated in Football and Track&Field. I am a die hard Javelina Fan! Go JAVS! I started teaching in NISD in 2000 and moved to EISD in 2003. I am happily married to a beautiful lady, Jeanne Gaitan. She is also in education teaching a 1st grade bilingual class in NISD. We are the proud parents of 2 healthy beautiful girls, Julia 6 and Jazmin 4, who keep us sooo busy.
I spent 10 years in the classroom where I have taught grades 1st through 5th grade. I enjoyed my time in the classroom and the students I have taught over the years. I felt like I was missing something and wanted to really impact students MORE. So I got certified in PE and am starting my 5th year as a PE COACH. I truly believe in a HEALTHY lifestyle and LOVE being a coach. I have had the opportunity to have coach Football and Track the last 3 years at Memorial High School. I hope to bring some of that willingness and experience down to the middle school level. I am really looking forward to help turning Gus Garcia Athletic program around. Not only on the field or court but also in the Weight room.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, watching movies, traveling, exercising a great deal and Watching SPORTS, Go Spurs and COWBOYS!!
I am very excited and looking forward to this year. I have many activities and games planned for this year that not only challenge kids physically but will help support them in the classroom as well. With your help and your child's willingness it can be an AWESOME year! GO CHARGERS!!!!!!!