Course Taught: Social Studies
Room Number: H122
Casey is a Graduate from Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo back in 2005. He graduated with a degree in History and a Minor in Teaching and the idea of teaching High School social studies and coaching baseball. That idea was interrupted by a 9 year career in Major League Baseball with the Oakland Athletics as the team’s Bullpen Catcher. While Casey was with the Oakland Athletics he met his gorgeous wife Abby who blessed him with 2 amazing princesses as daughters, Samantha (5) and Ariella (3). Casey had completely let go of the idea of teaching and coaching high school baseball until he let go of his baseball career (due to extensive travel) to be home with his family more and be a husband to his wife and dad to his kids. Casey was a security guard at Poston Butte last year and the students, faculty, administration and staff grew on him. When he was offered a position at Poston to teach he finished up his certifications in 6 weeks to teach this year. He will also be an assistant Coach for the baseball team and is proud of their success that they achieved last year and is looking forward to building on that tradition.
Casey has always had a dream and goal of giving back to and empowering the next generation. He often used his platform in baseball to speak to high school students and athletes through the organization of FCA. He and his family faithfully attend Mountain View church here in San Tan Valley every weekend. Casey was ordained as a minister last September through the organization of Abundant Life Ministerial Association, in which he is an active member. Casey and his wife Abby love to drink coffee every single morning, it is almost as important to them as oxygen. He loves to quote movie quotes that are completely random and off the wall as they just pop in his head. Casey was born and raised in San Diego, California although he doesn’t surf. His favorite food is a California burrito, if you don’t know what it is you need to find out (only in San Diego). He looks forward to bringing the same energy that he has in the batting cage when talking to players about hitting into the classroom with him as he discovers himself as a High School social studies teacher.