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Mr. Stark grew up on a farm in northern Iowa and was involved in numerous activities in high school. He majored in mathematics and physical science at Winona State University in Minnesota. Mr. Stark received his MA from the University of Northern Colorado in mathematics and is a few credits shy of a second MA in physics from the University of Virginia.
Mr. Stark began his teaching career in 1983 at Lac Courtes Oreilles – Ojibwa Schools in northern Wisconsin, teaching Math, Science, and Computer Programming. He and his wife moved to Estes Park in 1985. He taught at Longmont High School and Estes Park High School. He also directed a grant at Adams City High School where he initiated the AVID program in the district. Mr. Stark coached basketball and track, helping the EPHS girls basketball team reach the great 8 at CSU three times.
Mr. Stark has four children with the youngest being a senior in high school. He usually spends his summers in physics research programs, which have included Cornell, Princeton, Virginia Commonwealth, and Baylor. He enjoys hiking, running, spending time with his family, and watching sports.
I enjoy helping students reach their goals, whether it is passing a class, scoring well on the ACT, gaining acceptance to the college of their choice, passing an AP exam, or excelling in a sport. I look forward to working with the students and staff at GCHS. AI work hard to help students and programs achieve and appreciate the efforts of others.