Language Arts Mike Radue
Born and raised in Geneseo, IL. Played all kinds of sports growing up (cross country, soccer, golf, basketball and baseball). For my undergraduate work, I majored in Elementary Education and English at Augustana College in Rock Island, IL. Played basketball for the Vikings, came off the bench as a freshman during the 1993 Final Four season. Continued on to earn a master’s degree in Instructional Technology at Western Illinois University. After teaching middle school English for four years, I entered the private business sector and served in a variety of management roles responsible for training and education of employees over the next 13 years.
Several years ago, I returned to education as a middle school teacher and instructional coach in Davenport, Iowa. Having lived and worked in the Quad Cities area my whole life, I was looking for a new professional challenge in a new geographic location and Ankeny was an excellent opportunity. So I packed everything up and relocated to the Des Moines area. I recently completed a program through Drake University focused on online teaching pedagogy. In addition to my teaching responsibilities, I serve as the 8th grade Boy’s Cross Country Coach.
I have raised three children who are living on their own. My daughter Alexandria lives and works in the Charlotte, NC area. My son Ethan works for a restoration company in the Quad Cities area. My son Quentin is based out of the Quad Cities area but travels routinely around the country for work. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my wife Christy outdoors hiking, biking, camping etc.