About Me

Hi – Brian McCoy here.

I am a teacher

I currently teach 6th grade in Northern California.  My calling in life is to help children learn the essential skills necessary to have a successful academic career.  As a student, I struggled with the learning disability of dyslexia (still do).  This has had a dramatic effect on my philosophy of education.  I know how it feels to be intelligent, yet feel dumb because you are struggling to understand a concept.  All children are intelligent.  Some have gaps in their learning due to a wide range of challenges and/or learning disabilities.  Some have nurturing home lives that promote success, while others come from disadvantaged home lives. As a teacher, my mission is to reach them all and help them excel.

I am a former collegiate gymnast

I became enthralled with the sport of gymnastics when I was in elementary school.  As far as I was concerned, gymnastics was the next best thing to living the life of Tarzan, swinging from tree to tree and doing battle with the wildest of animals.  As time past and my skills improved, I became a highly ranked gymnast.  It was the one thing that gave me a sense of accomplishment.  Where school made me feel insecure because of my dyslexia, gymnastics gave me a self-confidence.  It was my driving force for attending college.

Gymnastics also taught me many things about being a teacher.  First and foremost, anything can be accomplished provided you learn the proper progressions.  Second, children excel most quickly when they are motivated with positive reinforcement.  And finally, all children can succeed.  My calling is to help as many children as I possibly can.

I would love to hear from you

Please feel free to contact me.

I look forward to meeting new friends!

– Brian McCoy