Phone: 208-585-6657 ext 752
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science - Business Administration Master of Science - Information Systems Management Ed Spec - School Administration
Mr. Brad Calkins
Mr. Brad Calkins
I'd like to say hi to all of you and I’m excited to be a member of the Middleton High School staff. This is my fourth year at Middleton High School. I’m the father of four children son Michael, 35 (Principal in the Salt Lake County School district) and three daughters Tiffani (29), Tenisha (27), and Shanae (26), and grandfather of 3 grandson’s (2, 3 & 6 yrs.), and a 7-year old granddaughter.
I spent the first 25 years of my professional career in private enterprise in the following industries: Residential/Commercial Property Management, Recreation Superintendent at City of Caldwell and as an upper level executive for UHAUL Moving and Storage Company. While my work in my previous career I noticed a need for students to refine their skills and be better acclimated to expectations outside of the school walls. I began my teaching career in 2007 at Vallivue High School and coaching opportunities took me to the Coeur d’Alene area, before ultimately returning to the area that I raised my children. My teaching and coaching experience has allowed me to enjoy varying school district enrollment sizes and cultural backgrounds by choice. I have always been very active with youth in the athletic community with over 25 years’ experience as a coach, official, club advisor, judge and consultant with the BPA and DECA organizations helping with state, regional and national competitions.
My teaching style is to instruct my classes in much the same manner as expectations in the workplace. The classes offered are displayed on the left of the page with the corresponding syllabus. Students will be allowed to use their own creativity, critical thinking skills, and research acumen to complete daily tasks. This will provide the necessary qualities to meet the high expectations in the workplace specific but not limited to: Responsibility, Respect, Accountability, Cooperation, Workmanship, Completion and Detail oriented. I am excited for the opportunity to teach/mentor your child this year. If you have any questions, ideas or a plan to help me better serve your children I will listen with open mind and ears.