Mr. Chris Rapes

Life Science Teacher and Basketball Coach

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Courses Taught:

7th Grade Life Science/Computer Science/Leadership

About Me

I am in my 8th year of teaching. Currently, I am in my 2nd year at Shelby Middle School as a life science teacher. ‚ÄčAt Shelby Middle School, I have become highly involved in school functions and administrative opportunities. I serve as building principal in the absence of our principal. I serve as middle school athletic game manager, PSAT building coordinator, and MTSS/PBIS leadership committee member.

Previously, I spent 4 years in Big Rapids High School. While there, I enjoyed teaching various high school biology courses as well as physical education electives. Teaching strength & conditioning and aerobics were, probably, the most fun and rewarding classes I have had the opportunity to be a part of. 
 I was highly involved in Big Rapids High School. I was on numerous committees such as co-chair of the school improvement committee, F.A.M.E. (Formative Assessment for Michigan Educators) committee chair, SAT (Student Assistance Team) Committee, Big Rapids High School curriculum counsel representative to our district curriculum council, and Collins Writing Committee. I was also a lunch supervisor, served as a game manager for Big Rapids Athletics, and senior class adviser. 


Previously, I was a paraprofessional for Hart Public Schools, long-term middle school substitute teacher for Shelby Public Schools, and Biology/FFA Teacher at Montague High School. I have a Bachelor's Degree of Science in Physical Education (Major) and Biology (Minor) from Grand Valley State University. I also completed my Master's Degree in Educational Leadership and Administration from Cornerstone University in December of 2017.
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