Degrees and Certifications:
Degree: Bachelor of Arts in History from Baylor University Certifications: Social Studies, 7-12 and Gifted and Talented Certified
Mr. Joseph LaBorde
Current Position: 8th Grade Social Studies/Coach
Teaching Experience: This is my 6th year of teaching. I have been at ISMS for all six of those years! I have taught both 7th and 8th grade Social Studies.
Achievements: Military veteran, have placed on the podium in numerous adventure races, climbed Mt. Hood, won the 8th-grade soccer District Championship!
Hobbies: Trail running, Mountain biking, lifting weights, fishing, kayaking, target shooting, board games, puzzles, spending time with family and friends.
Family: I have a 14-year-old daughter and a 9-year-old son.
It is my goal that every student understands the importance of History, Government, and Economics. I will teach these contents, however, it is my mission that the student learns that history is alive and that learning about the past prepares us for the future. That the student is able to realize what was learned about the past will allow them to recognize current topics that are present in today’s society and will give them the ability to make good decisions as educated citizens.
“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”
1st Period 8:23 – 9:15 Athletics
2nd Period 9:18 – 10:10 8th Grade Pre-AP SS
3rd Period 10:13 – 11:05 PLC
4th Period 11:08 – 12:00 8th Grade SS
5th Period 12:03 – 12:55 8th Grade Pre-AP SS
“C” Lunch 12:55 – 1:25
6th Period 1:28 – 2:20 8th Grade SS
7th Period 2:23 – 3:15 8th Grade SS
8th Period 3:18 – 4:10 Conference