Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. John Bachio
Welcome to my physical education class. I have been teaching at Thompson Junior High School for 19 years. I previously taught at Traughber Junior High School for one year before coming to Thompson. I grew up in a small town in Central Illinois called Hennepin and attended Putnam County High School. After high school, I attended Illinois Valley Community College, in Oglesby, where I was a member of the baseball team. I was fortunate to be recruited to play baseball at Illinois’ Aurora University to finish my college education and was a member of some very good baseball teams. I was also inducted into the Aurora University Hall of Fame for the success I had while playing baseball. I continued to further my education by earning a master’s degree in education from Olivet Nazarene University, in Bourbonnais, Ill. Some of my other responsibilities include being a seventh grade basketball coach at Thompson and sophomore baseball coach at Oswego High School. I feel very fortunate to have spent many good years teaching at Thompson where I have met many wonderful teachers and students. I look forward to having a fun and rewarding school year. Go Tigers!