Mike Willis

Profile Updated: June 14, 2020
Where do you live? Kent, WA USA
Spouse/Partner Name: Diane
Children: Kellen, born 1981
Katie, born 1984
Jaren, born 1987
Military Service: Air National Guard  
Homepage: www.willisconsultants.com
Occupation: Retired teacher/coach. Private educational consultant specializing in college admissions.
School Story:

Being on a basketball team that won the state championship provided a lifetime of memories, good friends and a career. Terrible student. Thanks to Scott McClellan for getting me through Guillory's senior English class! The interesting twist is that I taught English for four years! Don't worry I got a lot better with diagramming sentences and identifying a dangling participle!

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Taught/coached basketball at Tahoma High School 1975-1979
Taught/coached at Green River Community College 1980-1991
Taught/coached at Kennedy High School 1992-2005
Taught/coached at Bellarmine Prep 2006-2014
Retired in January 2014.
Now own an educational consultant business.

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Aug 10, 2020 at 4:02 PM

Hi Pat. This is is Mike Willis. I enjoyed reading all of your yearly updates. Wish our all of our classmates would do the same...even me! Just wanted you to know people do read this stuff. Keep 'em coming.---Mike

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Aug 09, 2020 at 1:47 PM

Hi Marg. Happy birthday. See you soon at our annual reunion event. Thanks for your participation. You are now an official “regular”. —-Mike

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Aug
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Aug 01, 2020 at 9:22 PM

Good evening John. Haven't heard from you at all. Hope you are well. Happy birthday.
---Mike

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Jul
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Jul 30, 2020 at 3:26 PM

Happy birthday Patty. Wish you could send some of that fun back home to Renton? August 20th is our next alumni gathering. Hope the current medical situation allows us to gather...socially distant of course. Enjoy your day.---MIke

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Jul 30, 2020 at 3:23 PM

Happy Birthday Odin. Great seeing you at our annual golf/social events especially the Xmas Food Drive. August 20th is our next gathering...socially distanced of course! Enjoy your day and say hello to bride for me.---Mike

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Jul 22, 2020 at 5:33 PM

Posted on: Jul 22, 2020 at 10:15 AM

Hi Bill. Happy birthday. Think of you often as we travel to Boise to see the grandkids. Hope you and the family are doing well? Our RHS class still gathers each August at Maplewood Golf course for a little fun and frivolity. Wish we could see you at on of these events. No need to be a golfer. In fact there are as many non-golfers now who come afterwards for the social. Hopefully we can gather this year socially?---MIke

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Jul 05, 2020 at 7:52 AM

Not sure where the hair comment came from? I have not had a haircut in three months. Getting close to my college Viet Nam Protest length! Hope the quarantine ends soon. —-Mike

Mike Willis posted a message.
Jul 05, 2020 at 7:44 AM

To one of my all-time favorites...happy birthday Marilea. Miss seeing you and Jim. —-Mike

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Jul 05, 2020 at 7:38 AM

Hi Judy. Hope you had a great day celebrating your birthday. Miss seeing you. How about joining many of your classmates at our annual gathering at Maplewood?—-Mike

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Jul 04, 2020 at 9:27 AM

Posted on: Jul 02, 2020 at 8:24 AM

Hi Bob. Happy birthday. Tough environment we are living in right now. Here’s to hope that we will be able to see each other again soon. Enjoy your big day but be safe! —-Mike

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Jun 30, 2020 at 5:27 PM
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Jun 24, 2020 at 11:12 AM

Posted on: Jun 24, 2020 at 7:51 AM

Happy birthday Steve. Hope you are well and weathering our current epidemic situation. Just recently met with and golfed with 16 of our classmates. All are well and looking forward to our next reunion. Come home soon! Enjoy your day. —-Mike

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Jun
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Jun 21, 2020 at 6:58 AM

Happy birthday Melanie. Enjoy it. —-Mike

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Jun
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Jun 19, 2020 at 6:55 AM

Good morning Ricky. Happy birthday. As soon as this virus issue is taken care of it is time for we 70-somethings to get together again...still with face coverings of course! Wish I had a garage or an out building like you so I could simply go find a project and get lost! But...I have my yard and my golf clubs. Stay safe please and hope to see you again soon.---Mike

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Jun 19, 2020 at 7:46 AM

Posted on: Jun 18, 2020 at 7:51 AM

Good morning Jill. A special day huh? What can you do in Palouse that is different from the previous day? Exactly, that is why you need to come home once in awhile and let your fellow grads know you are coming! So nice to hear from you occasionally. Please continue to stay in touch. Be safe, stay healthy and above all...Happy birthday!!---MIke

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Jun 15, 2020 at 5:03 PM

Posted on: Jun 15, 2020 at 2:10 PM

Hi Patrick. Welcome to our high school website. Not all are on the site but many of us are and use it often to communicate with the group. Golfers, car enthusiates and other hobbies are talked about. Welcome.--Mike

Mike Willis posted a message.
Jun 15, 2020 at 9:12 AM

Good morning Mel. This is a very special day for you...your birthday. Thanks to this HS website we have been "connected" for years now. I am grateful for your involvement. Happy birthday. Hope you have some fun planned.---MIke

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Jun
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Jun 14, 2020 at 9:53 AM

Good morning Michelle. Today is big day for you...that is if you are still counting them! Happy Birthday. Hope Al has something very special planned for you. Enjoy. See you soon.
Mike

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May 22, 2020 at 12:07 PM

Posted on: May 22, 2020 at 9:38 AM

Good morning Curt. Hope you are well amidst this pandemic we are in. Happy birthday to you and pray that you will be able to go out and do something fun. Stay safe hoping to see you back in town this summer for one of our reunion get-togethers.---Mike

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May
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May 21, 2020 at 9:46 AM

Hello my dear Rhoda. Happy birthday! Trying to find something to do in a quarantine environment for a birthday may be a bit tough. But stay safe and let Dave take care of you in a couple of weeks (or months!). I am hoping to see you and that wonderful smile really soon. Enjoy.--Mike

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Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 10:26 PM
Coach Willis and Coach Abhold have coached the Bellarmine frosh for the past 6 years.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 10:26 PM
The family at son Kellen's July 2011 wedding.