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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Feb 19, 2019 at 8:37 AM

Good morning Jim. Happy birthday to you. Have not heard much from you lately? Always appreciated your updates. Would like to see you at any of our three summer get-togethers. Golfers attend as well as non-golfers. Enjoy your day.---Mike

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Feb 14, 2019 at 10:36 AM
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Feb 07, 2019 at 12:44 PM

Happy Birthday Steve. Hope you have something fun planned? Thanks for being a new member of our summer golf group. Get those clubs out and start the cleaning process. Better weather is just around the corner. Enjoy.---Mike

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Feb
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Feb 05, 2019 at 9:44 AM

Good morning Paula. Happy birthday to you on this special day...on a cold one too. Always enjoy seeing at the summer get-togethers. Al and I just met to begin planning this year's version. Hope to see you again. Did you see the class sweatshirt email I sent out? What great site that would be if we all wore one to the summer gathering. Enjoy.---Mike

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Feb
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Feb 04, 2019 at 6:55 AM

Lots of people wishing you happy birthday for years now Mo. Hope you are well and reading them. Enjoy your day. If you have time please let us know how you are doing? —Mike

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Feb
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Feb 02, 2019 at 1:27 PM

Hi Lynne. Happy belated birthday. A tad bit busy yesterday but I usually do not forget your special day. Hope you had a fun one? Winter golf? If so that means you have healed from your injury. We'll talk soon. Enjoy.---Mike

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Jan 22, 2019 at 2:36 PM

Posted on: Jan 22, 2019 at 8:31 AM

Good morning Dean. Happy birthday! How's retired life? Educators can't retire...we simply find another opportunity to teach. I still enjoy it. Hope California's natural disasters have not affected you. Wish you could come home and visit. Our golfing group (and non-golfing group) meet monthly during the summer. Hope to see you sometime. Enjoy your day.--Mike

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Jan
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Jan 20, 2019 at 11:08 AM

Good morning Jim. Just wanted to say happy birthday to you and hope you and your family have something fun to do. It has been a long time since we both played baseball together for the Indians. You have been a good friend for a long time. Thanks for joining our summer golf group. I really appreciate seeing you. Enjoy---Mike

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Jan 18, 2019 at 2:08 PM

Posted on: Jan 18, 2019 at 1:39 PM

Hello Linda. Happy birthday to you. Loved the pics. I just transferred in to Renton and started at Dimmitt as a 9th grader. I do remember the cheerleader picture. I came from the Catholic school system and was not sure what cheerleaders did? Loved seeing Scott Fothergill wearing a crossing guard uniform! Hope you have fun today.---Mike

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Jan 13, 2019 at 10:15 AM

Happy Birthday Ms. Julianne. I enjoy being one of your groupies...I think it began long ago while you were following the Indians and the Gators. You are one of my favs. Thanks for joining us down at Maplewood at our summer golf-related events. Hope you had a good day. Our 2019 events are only months away. Hope to see you soon.---Mike

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Jan
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Jan 10, 2019 at 4:18 PM

Yikes! Another birthday? Many of us have quit counting thus have quit celebrating. Not sure what camp you are in Kay but I hope you have a fun day. Thinking of you and Ron often. Enjoy---Mike

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Jan
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Jan 09, 2019 at 6:57 AM

Good morning Steve. It has been a real treat reconnecting with you over the past five years. The reunion golf outings have really been the reason so many of us have gathered socially. I wanted you to know how much I appreciate your efforts. Hope you have a fun creative day planned. Happy Birthday Steve. —-Mike

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Jan 06, 2019 at 8:58 AM

Good morning Judy. Hope this particular day is a good one for you. Happy Birthday. Seems like we retired from teaching within six months of one another. I am enjoying being a grandfather seems like you are too. Good to see we Skyway/Campbell Hill groupies are still kicking'. Enjoy.

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Jan
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Jan 05, 2019 at 10:55 AM

Good morning John. Wishing you a happy birthday and hoping everything in southern Oregon is going well including your health. Here's to a year of good health in 2019! Cheers.

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Dec 31, 2018 at 8:07 PM

Posted on: Dec 21, 2018 at 10:35 AM

Hi Suzy. Happy birthday to you hoping you have a special day and a wonderful Christmas. Say hello to Jon for me. Let me know if and when you might be back in the Newcastle area again. We can share some time and a cup of coffee together. ---Mike

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Dec 16, 2018 at 7:56 AM

Hi Bruce. Happy birthday to you. Enjoy. —Mike

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Dec 12, 2018 at 8:22 AM

Posted on: Dec 11, 2018 at 9:22 AM

Hello David. Happy Birthday to you! Pretty ugly weather today but hope you can get out and do something fun. Golfing weather is long gone but we still meet and go to a hoop game or two. Care to join us? ---Mike

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Dec 06, 2018 at 11:06 AM

Happy Birthday Leon. Hope you and Kathy are doing well? I know you are still in a recovery mode so get well soon. We miss seeing you on the golf course.---Mike

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Dec 03, 2018 at 4:45 PM

Posted on: Dec 02, 2018 at 4:51 PM

Speaking of Gray foxes! Happy birthday to another. Hope you are doing well? Chelan must be back in its winter habitat. All the West-siders have gone home? Happy holidays to you too Terry.---Mike

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Nov 24, 2018 at 7:57 AM

Good morning Doug. Happy birthday to you. Just scrolled through previous well wishes on this site and came across some of names you and I called classmates at St. Paul's. Great memories. Enjoyed swapping stories with you at the 50th and wish we could get together more often. Have a fun day planned? Hope you and the family are well. ---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.