Welcome to Mr. Swanke's webpage. I am currently the 8th grade math
teacher at Lockwood Middle School. I have a passion for teaching and
inspiring students each and every day. I see every student as a
individual who has the ability to succeed and move on to do great things
in the world. Teaching at Lockwood is a blessing for me. I once was a proud lion as a student and now I can continue that the great experience Lockwood offers through teaching. After Lockwood I attended school at Senior High where I graduated with high honors and National Honor Society honors. I continued my education at MSU-B where I earned Cum Laude honors and my bachelors degree in Mathematics and Health and Human performance with a teaching option. Along with teaching, I like to do many other
things. I have a passion for sports and athletics. I have played and
been involved with sports since I could walk. I am very proud of the
fact that I played Legion baseball for the Billings Royals. Baseball is
my true passion when it comes to sports. I am a huge Atlanta Braves fan.
Along with baseball, I played football for the Senior High Broncs. Now
that I can no long play sports, I have taken my passion to the coaching
field. I enjoy coaching softball, 8th grade girls basketball, 8th grade
boys basketball, and track for the school.
Sports is just one way
that I enjoy spending my free time. I am also a huge outdoor
enthusiast. During the hunting season, you can usually find me trekking
over miles of ground looking for that one special animal. I also
enjoying spending anytime that I can on the river trying to catch the
one that always seems to get away. During the summers I enjoy
spending time hiking, camping, fishing and just
doing anything we can outside enjoying the wonderful Montana weather. I
also work construction during the summer and love the time outside with
my brother and father.