About Mr. Yates

I have been married to Julieanna for 22 years and have three boys.  My boys are Andrew (18), Eli (15), and Owen (10).  Everything we do tends to revolve around our kids.  Andrew is attending Washington University in St. Louis and studying pre-med.  Eli is a sophomore at Willard High School and is involved in FBLA and basketball. Owen loves soccer and plays year-round with Sporting Springfield Soccer Club.   My wife is the Senior 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 have had the opportunity to work with amazing educators as well as teach and coach amazing students!

I am looking forward to another GREAT year here at Verona! 

Mr. Yates