Degrees and Certifications:
Hi! My name is Mike Starnes, and the 2019-2020 school year will be my 16th year teaching...all of them at Hannah Beardsley! I graduated in 2004 from Illinois Wesleyan University and earned my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Olivet University in 2010. In addition to teaching sixth grade Social Studies, I coach both the Girls' JV basketball team at Prairie Ridge and the 8th-grade boys' track team here at Hannah.
If I'm not teaching or coaching, you'll probably find me watching any Chicago sports team (other than the Cubs) or watching my nine-year-old girl (Ellie) or six-year-old boy (Bennett) play sports of their own. If you ever have any questions, feel free to call or email. I genuinely enjoy teaching, coaching and learning at Hannah Beardsley, and I hope your experience here will be as good as mine has been! :-)