Mr. C's Bio

Mark D. Carlsonmark d carlson, mr. C, Mr. Carlson

6th Grade Teacher
Noah Webster Academy

Email Mr. Carlson: mcarlson@mynwa.us
Phone: 801.426.6624 ext. 611



Educational background:
2004 M.Ed. Elementary Education, UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX, Salt Lake City, UT 1985 B.S. Business Management/Accounting, BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY, Provo, UT

Endorsements, Honors, or Awards:

Teacher of the Year 2014, Wasatch Peak Academy, North Salt Lake, UT
National Honors Recognition 2006, Praxis Teacher Certification Examination

Teaching Experience:

2017-present Grade 6 Teacher, Noah Webster Academy, Orem, UT
2005-2017 Grade 5 Teacher, Wasatch Peak Academy, North Salt Lake, UT

Interest/Hobbies
:
Spending time with family, volunteer service, trading the financial markets, music, golfing, mountaineering, race walking, genealogy, and journalizing in his personal blog.

Additional Info
: Mr. Carlson resides in Spanish Fork with his wife Jill. They have been married for thirty-six years and have raised five children; four boys and one girl. They currently have eleven grandchildren. Throughout the years he has coached little league baseball, football, and basketball in the community youth programs. He has volunteered his time in various non-profit organizations, the scouting program and served in the Utah National Guard for over twenty years. Mr. Carlson looks forward to his 13th year of formal teaching and his first year of teaching at Noah Webster Academy.

Training and Skills

Language Arts: CORI (Concept-Oriented Reading Instruction), ECRI (Exemplary Center for Reading Instruction), and Core Knowledge.

Math: Saxon Math, My Math, and Khan Academy.

Technology
: HTML, website design and development, MobyMax, photography, videography, Smart Board, and blogging.  Also proficient in all Microsoft Office software.

Things Mr. C Loves About Teaching

  • Watching the "light" turn on in a scholar who has been struggling with a subject concept
  • Modeling for scholars how to change from having a fixed mindset to having a growth mindset
  • Encouraging scholars to persevere and transform from "answer finders" into "problem solvers"
  • Teaching scholars good manners and the importance of practicing love, kindness, forgiveness, and gratitude on a consistent basis