Art, Music, P.E., Technology and Library Media
Welcome from the ENCORE team!
Meet the Teachers
Ben Mauch, Music
Michael Kyles, P.E.
Hello Chimborazo family, parents, and students! I would like to take the time to introduce myself. My name is Michael Kyles, and I am the physical education teacher at Chimborazo. I am an individual who enjoys sports, outdoors activities, and fishing most of all. My passion is to encourage young impressionable minds the importance of having a balanced and healthy lifestyle. Students need to realize that it’s a pertinent task to always improve mentally, spiritually, emotionally, and PHYSICALLY! I explain to students why they need to eat healthy foods, maintain a balanced diet, and to exercise. All of these components are essential to have an overall wellness. This year the students will learn to work with others in team activities, improve mental and physical strength, and to perform rigorous cardiovascular activities and exercises during stations. I am extremely excited for the upcoming year, and demonstrate my positive, upbeat love for teaching healthy lifestyles and overall wellness. Thank you!!
Stephanie Baltrip, Technology
Shirley Johnson, Art
This summer the mural I painted was completed in July. Now our mural has a title and a painting of a book with the artist's names. The art program includes mandated art exhibitions throughout the city. Our students have won several awards and exhibited in places such as the Black History Museum and the Fine Arts Festival. I include the classroom curriculum in my art lessons as well as collaborate with teachers on special projects. I incorporate a garden education program that will allow students to understand how plants grow and how they are maintained. I am looking forward to an outstanding year here at what I call "Chimborazo Elementary School of Art & Technology." Thank you.