Hello, my name is Bruce Vanover and I am the Credit Recovery and Math Assistance Course (M.A.C.) teacher here at Miami East. I am currently the high school girl's basketball coach at Piqua High School. I am Fifty-six years old. I was born in Tacoma, Washington; however, I have spent most of my life right here in Miami County. I graduated from Troy High School in 1984, received my bachelor's degree from Urbana University in 2002 and my Masters of Education Degree from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2006. I have been married to my wife, Rhonda, for almost thirty-two years.
Rhonda and I have three children. We have one son, Kyle, who is thirty-seven; Kyle graduated from the Golf Academy of America with an associates degree in Golf Course Operations, and he is currently the men's basketball coach at Edison Community College. Rhonda and I also have two daughters, Brooke is thirty and Terra is twenty-eight. Brooke received her Associates of Science Degree from Edison Community College. Terra earned an Associates of Science Degree from Edison Community College prior to completing high school, she earned her second Associates Degree in Nursing, and she is currently working on her bachelor degree in nursing. She is currently employed as a Registered Nurse. Rhonda and I have six grandchildren. Three boys and their names are Ayden, Carter, and Liam. We have three grandaughters and their names are Charli Jo, Bella, and Raelynn. On top of this we have five step grandchildren.
In our spare time, Rhonda and I enjoy taking trips in summer, spending countless hours with our grandchildren, and we are currently preparing to start drag racing here in the near future.
It is hard to believe, but I am entering my 20th year in teaching; however, prior to becoming a teacher I spent sixteen years working for ITW (Illinois Tool Work Company)/Hobart Brothers Company in both Troy and Piqua, Ohio. As a teacher, I have discovered that I must constantly be looking for ways to change and improve my teaching, which is why I enjoy this profession.
As a teacher here at Miami East High School, I want to let you know that I am excited about the opportunity to work with every student. It is a real joy to watch these young boys and girls grow into fine young adults in the short amount of time that they spend here at Miami East High School.