Degrees and Certifications:

BA in Communication Theory and Rhetoric - UMSL SPED certification - Webster U PLTW: IED and POE

Mr. John Everson


I LOVE teaching, and I LOVE being a Gateway Jaguar!

Family comes first for me, like for so many of us - my son is starting high school this year, too!

I have two little brothers who are bigger than me, and am blessed to have both my parents and in-laws alive and well, along with both our maternal grandmothers.  

3 nieces, 2 nephews, couple sisters-in-law, and that's the fam highlights!  When I say Family comes first, though, that includes my Gateway students and their family members that we meet and even some of my fellow educators!  

Gateway is simply my second home and I often end up there for 12 hours a day during sports seasons I coach or when helping with after school tutoring.  I started here in 2006 as an ISS room sub and Special Education co-teacher.  I usually helped with math classes and tutored for it after school, too, so I eventually moved fully into the math department where I taught until last year, when I joined the Engineering department to teach Project Lead the Way (PLTW) courses.

I am super excited to see all of you and how our year will go!