BS, Criminal Justice, Northern Michigan University
Mark Gilles is a faculty member at Southeastern University’s Pathways School of Excellence. He worked part-time as a substitute teacher in the spring of 2018, and then accepted a full-time position in the summer of 2018.
Mr. Gilles is originally from Lake Linden, Michigan and moved to Central Florida in 2001. Prior to his arrival at Pathways, he worked 16 years for Polk County Schools as an Exceptional Student Education (ESE) teacher and Physical Education teacher. He holds his Professional Educator’s Certificate from the State of Florida in both ESE and PE. He is currently working on his Masters in ESE at Southeastern University.
Mr. Gilles has developed a passion and desire for working with children of all needs and looks to continue this moving forward at Pathways. His love, motivation, and desire toward God has also inspired him to spread the gospel and help lead his students toward a Christian life.
Mr. Gilles’ goal is to build each student’s confidence and skill needed for individual success. He understands the importance of working hand-in-hand with the students, parents, Pathways team members, and the SEU/local community to achieve this goal.
Mr. Gilles is the proud father of two beautiful children (Charlie and Piper). His son, Charlie, has autism, and is a student at Pathways School of Excellence. He and his children attend Grace City Church, and he serves on the Welcome Team.