Meet your teacher: Chris Mislan


Name: Chris Mislan

Grade/Subject at what school: Fourth Grade, Shamrock Springs Elementary School

Number of years teaching: Two

Background/Schooling (college & high school): Roncalli High School, Indianapolis; and B.S. Elementary Education, Trine University, Angola.

Why did you become a teacher? After seeing the people around me, I decided that I wanted to impact the future of our country in a positive way. I wanted to be a positive role model for my students in the classroom and in the real world, when they are making decisions on their own. I hope my influence will guide them down the right path.

What goals do you have for your students? I hope my students will grow academically, in the classroom, as well as grow as individuals. I really want my students to push themselves to be good people and be the person that the younger students in the building look up to.

What do you encourage parents to do at home to help their children strengthen particular skills? I encourage parents to help out in every subject. I believe it is important for the children to see that every subject in school is important and they need to do their very best. One of the best things that can really go a long way with a child is to read to them or with them every night. It can build vocabulary, comprehension, and the desire to read more books. It is really awesome to see.

What is your favorite movie? “The Sandlot”

Who is your favorite musician or band? Dave Matthews Band

What’s something your students might not know about you? I have eaten three worms in my lifetime.