My name is Mike Cleppe and I teach 6-8 Physical Education and Health at Jefferson Middle School. In addition to teaching, I coach 8th grade Football and Basketball. I earned my Bachelors of Arts degree in Science Education at Central Methodist University in Fayette, Missouri. I also have a Mater's degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Missouri- Columbia. This year is number twenty-five for me as an educator in the Columbia Public School District. My wife Gretchen is also an educator and works at Rock Bridge High School. We are blessed with two beautiful children who attend Jeferson Middle School and Rock Bridge High School. I look forward to sharing my passion for health and physical fitness with your son or daughter this school year.