About Mr. Yates

I have been married to Julieanna for 21 years and have three boys.  My boys are Andrew (17), Eli (14), and Owen (9).  Everything we do tends to revolve around our kids.  Andrew is very academic,  scoring a 34 (35 super score)on the ACT and being involved in Speech and Debate, FBLA, and NHS at Willard.  Eli loves nearly all sports, but plays basketball and does well in school.  Owen loves soccer and plays year-round.  He does play basketball and baseball and is an overachiever academically.  My wife is the Sales Tax Manager for Bass Pro and works in their corporate office in Springfield.  

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, playing sports, and going on vacation.  Disney World is our favorite destination.  We always have such a great time and create such great memories.

Professionally, I began teaching here at Verona in 2005.  I spent my first 9 years here and then ventured elsewhere to coach boys basketball.  Over my career, I have taught Physical Education, Health, Reading, and writing.  I have coached basketball, baseball, and volleyball.  I am excited about being a K-12 Principal but am equally or more excited that it's back at Verona.   I am looking forward to having a great school year!

Mr. Yates