About Us

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Michael Jr.

Michael Jr. was born in Moline and raised in Rock Island, Illinois.  During the school year, he spends three days a week with his grandma and grandpa, two days a week with his aunt, and the rest of his time with his parents.  When it’s not the school year, he spends all his time running around his house looking to cause trouble.

Michael Jr. goes by “Bubba” (if you ask his father) or “Mikey” (if you ask his mother).  His uncle calls him “M.J.,” his grandma calls him “Michael,” but nobody calls him “Mike.”

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Michael Sr.

Michael Sr. was born and raised in Moline, Illinois.  Shortly after graduating high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed at Fort Stewart, Georgia.  He was honorably discharged in 2002 and returned home to the Quad Cities to start college.

He enrolled at Black Hawk College, and eventually decided to major in Elementary Education.  He met his future-wife (Rebecca) at Black Hawk College and together they volunteered for organizations such as the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center, Meals on Wheels, WQPT Public Television, the XStream Cleanup, and WLLR’s St. Jude Children’s Hospital Radiothon.

Later, Michael Sr. attended Western Illinois University and was elected to serve on the Moline City Council.  He also served as the editor of WIU-QC’s school newspaper, was named a Quad City Area Leader Under 40, and became involved in Junior Achievement and Big Brothers Big Sisters.

In 2007, Michael Sr. finally graduated from WIU with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Elementary Education, and he married Rebecca less than a month later.  He spent the year following his graduation as a reading aide at Eugene Field Elementary School in Rock Island.  In 2008, he was hired to teach a 1st and 2nd grade class at Audubon Elementary School, and in 2009 he began teaching 1st and 2nd grade at the Rock Island Center for Math and Science.  Today, he teaches 3rd grade at Frances Willard Elementary in Rock Island.

He enjoys books a lot, but he also likes building with Mega Blocks, playing with his toys, climbing stairs, and eating the occasional bug (when he finds them).

One response to “About Us

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