Mike Kasmarik Joins Hargrave as a U.S History Teacher and Assistant Lacrosse Coach
Press Release for June 28, 2017
A resident of Suwanee, Georgia, Michael Kasmarik joined the Hargrave Faculty in May 2017 as a U.S. History Teacher and Assistant Lacrosse Coach. He was a substitute teacher in Georgia for Gwinnett County Public Schools from August 2016 to May 2017, gaining experience as a long-term substitute teacher at Lanier Middle School. While at Lanier, he taught 7th grade Africa and Middle East Government and Economics. January to June 2016, Michael was a substitute teacher in Georgia’s Cherokee County School District.
Michael graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in History from Huntingdon College. An accomplished student athlete at Huntingdon College, he was named to the Academic Dean’s List of Honors during his final three semesters as well as being awarded the Irene Brinson Munro History Award—an award bestowed upon a graduating senior with the highest GPA in the History and Political Science Department. Additionally, Michael was named to the USA South Academic All-Conference Team. Success in the classroom transitioned equally to the lacrosse field where he played a big role in helping the team achieve their first winning season in the program’s third year of existence. Upon graduating from Huntingdon College, Michael continued his education obtaining a Master of Education Curriculum and Instruction Degree from Ohio Valley University in August 2016.
Since graduating, Michael has been an assistant lacrosse coach for three programs. He began his coaching career as a Graduate Assistant at Ohio Valley University during the 2015 season. He returned to Georgia and joined the coaching staff at Creekview High School as the Offensive Coordinator while working in the Cherokee County School District. Under Michael’s tutelage the offense broke various school records including goals per game and shots on goal percentage. Following his move to Gwinnett County, Michael joined the coaching staff at Peachtree Ridge High School and helped them reach a second-round playoff appearance in 2017.
Hargrave is Mr. Kasmarik’s first position as a full-time teacher. Hargrave is excited to have him on board.