Mark Gilles

Classroom Instructor of Pathways mlgilles@seu.edu

Degrees Earned

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, MI and moved to Central Florida in 2001. Prior to his arrival to Pathways, he worked 16 years for Polk County Schools as an Exceptional Student Education teacher and Physical Education teacher. He holds his Professional Educator’s Certificate from the State of Florida in both ESE and PE.

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, along with SEU/Local community support will help 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