Mr. Looper's Science Page
Hello, everyone! My name is Mr. Jim Looper. This will be my 12th year teaching in Coal City, and my 2nd year teaching all three grade levels at the Middle School. As well as teaching, I am entering my 12th year coaching football and wrestling. Before teaching, I attended North Central College in Naperville. I earned a Batchelor of Arts in Biology with a minor in Secondary Education. While there, I was on the wrestling team for four years and the football team for two years. Since then, I have gotten two more degrees. The first was a Masters in Educational Administration from Governors' State University, and the second was a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Olivet Nazarene University.
I've been married for 7 years to an awesome lady who teaches in another district. Together we have two kids. Kylee is entering Kindergarten this year, and Chael is 1. Both are extremely active, crazy, and everything I could ever wanted. We also have a Shih Tzu, Cameron.
This school year, I will be teaching all three grade levels at CCMS. While this may seem like a lot, I truly love being able to teach three very different subjects each day. It also allows me to see a wide range of kids. This is pretty cool because I will be able to see how students have grown from year to year. In my classes, we will learn all areas of science. On a given day I get to teach a combination of physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, meteorology/climate, or geology. It keeps the day going fast. We also focus on making scientific arguments based on experiments and research in every class. My number one goal is to teach students to think scientifically and have as much fun as possible while doing it!
Phone: (815)634-5039 Ext.6605