Mr. Mark Gracy
Hello. My name is Mark Gracy and I am very pleased to be returning to Midland Elementary for a second year. I was born in Canton, Ohio (1966) and my family moved to Colorado Springs in 1973. I attended school at Penrose, Sabin and graduated in 1984 from Doherty HS. While at Doherty I participated in Cross Country, High Jump in Track, JV Basketball in my sophomore year, Varsity during my junior and senior years. I was also a member of the Odyssey Chamber Choir. After graduating, I was recruited to play college basketball at the College of Great Falls in Great Falls, Montana, but I broke my foot and redshirted. The basketball program folded and I transferred to Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska, where I played basketball for two seasons. I started my basketball coaching career as an assistant at Pender HS in Pender, NE. I graduated from college in 1989 and returned to Colorado Springs, where I was an assistant basketball coach at Doherty HS and started my teaching career as a paraprofessional at Sabin. I have taught and coached at DeBeque, Wasson, and was at Hanover ES/MS/HS for 22 years, where I was the head boys basketball coach. At Hanover, I also coached volleyball, MS track, and was the Athletic Director for five years. I left Hanover in 2018 and have been substitute teaching and working at Domino's Pizza as a delivery driver for 4 years. I have been married for 27 years to my beautiful wife Jackie, and have two daughters, Keagan (25) and Kylee (22). I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to continue my teaching career here at Midland, where I plan on having lots of fun with the students in PE Class.