Buckaroo Spotlight: Sept 7

Highlighting the people who make our district GREAT!

The Buckaroo Spotlight is on...CHRISTOPHER HANCOCK!

We have a great staff at BISD, and we want you to get to know them a little better!

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CHRISTOPHER HANCOCK

What is your position with BISD?

BHS Principal


How many years have you been with Breckenridge ISD?

0


How many total years do you have in education?

17


Share a little bit about your family.

Wife of 23 years - Jamie.

Oldest Son U of H graduate - Zachariah.

Second oldest son US Air Force - Elijah.

Third oldest son Odessa College student - Caleb.

Only Daughter and mother of my granddaughter Roselyn - Samantha.

My youngest is a Breckinridge High School Senior, Joshua.


Where did you grow up (hometown)?

Alden, NY


If you attended or are attending college, where did you go?

Texas A&M Corpus Christi, Bachelors degree in mathematics.

UTSA masters degree in Educational Leadership.


If you are a teacher, where have you taught previously? If you are not a teacher, what other jobs have you held prior to coming to BISD?

Paraprofessional and Mathematics teacher at Roy Miller High School in Corpus Christi. Mathematics Teacher, Department coordinator, and instructional coach at Holmes and John Jay In Northside ISD in San Antonio. Assistant Principal over Special Education, ESL, 504, and testing at Midland High school. Dean of students at New Tech Odessa High School. Now the proud Principal at Breckinridge High School.


Describe your favorite teacher growing up.

Mr. Rochna was my Sophomore Biology Teacher. His goal was to make his students lifelong learners. Where he taught me to learn something new every day.


What was your favorite subject in school?

Mathematics


Why did you choose education as a career choice?

When I first became a teacher I was quoted as saying- “it is easy to quit things when you are doing those things for yourself. It is harder to quit when you are doing things for those that you love and love is a choice.” I got into education to see our young adults find success, determination, and grit.


What does success look like in your classroom?

Success in the classroom looks like everyone is met at their starting point and expected to grow from there.


What is your favorite or funniest "teaching moment?"

I was doing professional development on differentiated instruction and one of the teachers thanked me at the end for actually differentiating the PD.


What is your favorite thing about Breckenridge ISD?

The feeling you get when you enter the town. There is a beautiful excitement that exists in Breckinridge, Texas.


What advice do you have for students?

1. Keep your hands and feet to yourself. 2. Be where you are supposed to be when you’re supposed to be there. 3. Do what you're expected to do while you're there.


What advice do you have for parents?

No system is perfect. Just allow people the opportunity to do the right thing.


What advice do you have for a first-year teacher?

Setbacks are inevitable, keep true to your why.


What is your ideal vacation spot?

A house on a lake!


What is your favorite quote?

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

What is your favorite movie?

The Lion King and Stars Wars Episode III : Revenge of the Sith.


What is your favorite food?

Buffalo Wings


What do you do in your spare time (hobbies, etc)?

Going to amusement parks with the family.


If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live? Why?

It will be in the middle of wherever my children decide to call home.