Relationships Make the Difference
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With experience teaching AP language and composition, yearbook, graphic design, web, animation, video classes, 9th, 10th and 11th grade English, and coaching baseball and football--it’s hard to guess exactly what education major—or majors—Blake Revelle, ’07, earned at MNU. (It was only English!) And while teaching all of that at Olathe Northwest High School, Revelle earned his master's in School Leadership from Emporia State in 2012. He recently has added assistant principal at Lexington Trails Middle School in De Soto, KS to his ever expanding repertoire.
Revelle’s teaching path began out of his desire to make a difference. “I love having the opportunity to impact student lives each day,” Revelle explains, “Now, I have the opportunity to serve our school and community as an associate principal, and it’s exciting.” His desire to serve the people around him also contributes to his success.
“I think the thing that contributes to the success I’ve been able to have is the fact that I strive to build meaningful relationships with those I work with—be it students, parents, staff, coaches, or other stakeholders. This has to be an intentional, daily action, not something I just say. I truly believe if I am good to people, take a genuine interest in prioritizing others before self, and treat individuals fairly and consistently, all of the other pieces fall into place,” says Revelle.