Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Michael Epley
I graduated from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, with a bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology. After nearly 10 years as a personal trainer in the fitness industry, I returned to school at Aurora University, Aurora, IL, where I earned a master’s degree in education. With the combination of these two degrees, I hold endorsements in middle school science and physical education.
While earning my master’s degree, I worked at the old Traughber Junior High School as a classroom aide. This was a great experience. I was able to meet and work with many of my future colleagues. I have now been teaching science and physical education at Traughber for 13 years. I have also been coaching volleyball and track for nine years and basketball for six years. I truly enjoy working with the students at Traughber!
In addition, my wife, Kelly is also a teacher (4th grade in West Aurora) and we have two awesome boys (Trent, 13 and Blake, 11). We love our time with the boys, helping them chase their dreams.