Mr. John Blake, Ed.S.
Welcome to my class! This is my 24th year in the classroom -- all at Woodlake! Feel free to check out my Wall of Fame to see my previous classes. I have taught 1st grade for nine years and 2nd grade for fifteen years.
I am happily married to my wonderful wife Nancy (we celebrated our 23rd anniversary last summer). We have 3 fantastic children: one son in high school, a daughter in high school, and a son in middle school.
In 1994 I graduated from Louisiana State University (Geaux Tigers!) with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. After teaching a few years, I earned both my Master's degree in Educational Technology (2006) and my Education Specialist's degree in Educational Technology and Leadership (2008) from Northwestern State University. I have received several awards and grants along the way, including the Leonard P. Monteleone Technology Award, the PTA Honorary Life Achievement Award, and several awards for our school's website.
I love using technology to enrich my students' learning experiences and I absolutely love reading! I am an amateur gardener, cook, photographer, web designer, and author. I look forward to getting to know you and your child this year. Please bookmark this site so you can keep up-to-date with everything that is going on in our classroom and at school. If you ever have any questions, please do not hesitate to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.