Mike Willis

Profile Updated: September 1, 2017
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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May
22
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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May 21, 2020 at 7:00 PM

Posted on: May 19, 2020 at 3:56 PM

Hi Mary Ellen. Looks like we both are still hanging' in there. Happy birthday to you hoping you have a fun day planned.--Mike

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Apr
30
Apr 30, 2020 at 9:13 AM

Good morning Jack (JC). Happy birthday. I often remember random incidents at the high school that just make me laugh out loud. Ms. Sloane I believe was the Geometry teacher. My favorite was Mrs. Hannus our study hall teacher. The study part was the misnomer! She treated the guys much different than the girls. We could usually do no wrong unless of course we got the purple stripe from the librarian! Hope to see you soon.---Mike

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Apr
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Apr 19, 2020 at 8:54 AM

Happy birthday Mike. Hope you are staying safe. Not too much longer and we will be able to see each other again. Enjoy your day. —-Mike

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Apr
07
Apr 07, 2020 at 10:49 AM

Posted on: Apr 06, 2020 at 10:15 AM

Hi Rich. Happy birthday to you. I hope you are still retired? This stay at home thing is getting me ready to find another "at home" kind of a job! Miss seeing you and the gang outside on the course. Hopefully soon. Enjoy your day and say hello to Jeanne.----Mike

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Mar
08
Mar 08, 2020 at 6:08 PM

Good evening Jim. Happy birthday you youngster. Always enjoy seeing these birthday popups on the website. Especially for someone I know fairly well. Hope you had a fun day. Our 2020 reunion events are just around the corner. Hope to see you at many. Enjoy.
--Mike

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Feb
27
Feb 27, 2020 at 2:52 PM

Hi George. Another birthday wish to you. Time for you to come home and see some fellow alums. Enjoy.---Mike

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Feb
19
Feb 19, 2020 at 2:11 PM

Happy birthday Jim. Look forward to seeing you this spring/summer at any of our reunion events. Golfing or non-golfing! Hope you are doing well.---Mike

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Feb
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Feb 17, 2020 at 4:54 PM
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Feb
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Feb 14, 2020 at 11:55 AM

Posted on: Feb 14, 2020 at 10:10 AM

Good morning Ms. Vikki and happy birthday to you. Always enjoy seeing you at our reunion events. Thanks for being so supportive. Speaking of which we have 5 planned for this year. Can't wait to see you all the gang again! Have fun today.---Mike

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Feb
06
Feb 06, 2020 at 12:30 PM

Hi Paula. Sorry I missed your big day yesterday. Happy birthday! Very soon I will be posting our summer gathering schedule. We've added a few dates. Hope you can continue to be one of the regulars. Love seeing you. ---Mike

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Feb
04
Feb 04, 2020 at 3:45 PM

Hi Mo. I am keeping my string alive. Sent many happy wishes your way. Hope you have seen them? Miss you. Happy birthday.---Mike

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Feb
01
Feb 01, 2020 at 9:40 AM

Good morning Lynne. Happy birthday! I know you are not on the golf course today. Ugly. But soon our reunion group will be gathering for another spring/summer series of social outings. Look forward to seeing you soon. Enjoy. —-Mike

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Feb
02
Feb 02, 2020 at 4:54 PM

Posted on: Feb 01, 2020 at 9:32 AM

Hi Ted. Enjoyed reading your post high school story. Wish others would do the same. Thanks for your support of the hoop team. We were very lucky to play in that era. Our team knew how lucky we were to play at RHS. Happy birthday. —-Mike

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Jan
22
Jan 22, 2020 at 7:29 PM

Posted on: Jan 22, 2020 at 12:46 PM

Hello Dean. Wonder why you are celebrating so many birthdays and I am not?! Well, actually I do I just keep a lower profile. You are no longer teaching right? I finally retired a few years ago but started an independent college counseling business. But after discussion with Abhold, Cummings and the crew I decided to call it quits there too. I hope you are doing well and are still active. Wish we could see you back home. You are welcomed to join any of our activities. We recently had a Christmas get together now planning a St. Patty's Day gathering. Happy birthday Dean.---Mike

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Jan
20
Jan 20, 2020 at 10:33 AM

Hello Jim. Another birthday wish from me, a former classmate and teammate. I read your story every year and laugh out loud! Glad I never went to Alaska or to Boeing for that matter. I too did the education thing and retired after 40 wonderful years helping kids. Always seeing you and getting a good laugh. Summer golf begins soon...at least getting in to shape for it does. Hope to see you in June, July AND August. Happy birthday---MIke.

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Jan
19
Jan 19, 2020 at 5:35 PM

Hi Linda. Hope you had a good time celebrating your birthday. You do celebrate right? Miss seeing members of our class. Getting ready for the next reunion. Hope you are well.
Happy birthday. —Mike

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Jan
13
Jan 13, 2020 at 8:01 AM

Posted on: Jan 12, 2020 at 12:17 PM

Hi Julianne. Happy birthday. You continue to be one of my favs. Thanks for your support and friendship for all of these years. 53 to be exact! Have fun today. —-Mike

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Jan
10
Jan 10, 2020 at 11:05 AM

Hello Kay. Another year and another birthday wish. Hope you and Ron are doing well. Enjoy your day. Would hope you could join us for our reunion golf and social activities. They will resume 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.