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Jason Trook

Jason Trook

Lubbock High School

"There is no substitute for practice. Part of my success comes from trying and failing and learning from my mistakes."

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Jason's work combines: Education, Sports, and Teaching / Mentoring

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Day In The Life

AVID Coordinator/Teacher, Math Teacher, Coach

I teach math, life and college prep. I coach and develop success

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    Amarillo High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Multidisciplinary Studies

    Texas Tech University

  • Graduate Degree

    Education Administration

    Lamar University

  • Vocational

    Basic Skills and Developmental/Remedial Education, General

    Amarillo College

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education:

Bachelor's Degree: Multidisciplinary Studies

Graduate Degree: Education Administration

Vocational: Basic Skills and Developmental/Remedial Education, General

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    Graduate from High School.

  • 2.

    Attend Amarillo College - Plan to go into computer science

  • 3.

    Change major from computer science to elementary education.

  • 4.

    Student teach in 6th grade math.

  • 5.

    Graduate with a degree in multidisciplinary studies (elementary education).

  • 6.

    Get first job teaching middle school math and coaching (not elementary math).

  • 7.

    First Head coaching job in a small school doing everything.

  • 8.

    Land at Lubbock High School - coaching cross country and track, leading AVID program and teaching math.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Peers:

    You don't really want to be a teacher. You can't make any money that way. You will just end up frustrated.

  • How I responded:

    Do what you love and not what others think you should do. Money isn't a substitute for following your passion.