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Mr.Gorton Teacher Feature

Mr. Gorton

Mr. Gorton

Teya Echols

Mr. Gorton

Teya Echols

Teya Echols

Mr. Gorton

Mr. Gorton is a middle school U.S history teacher here at DaVinci Academy. He was born in Dewitt, Michigan, and recently moved to Utah to become a professional teacher. He has wanted to teach since his senior year in high school. He was inspired to teach by his high school history teacher, who he describes as “a fun guy, who was always joking around.” He also was inspired by a college professor, and his parents who always stood by his side.

Before Mr. Gorton started at DaVinci, he was a student teacher. He has many great memories from student teaching, but his favorite was the nickname the students gave to him, “The Legend.” He is not quite sure why he was given that nickname, but it had stuck with him throughout his time working with those students.

Mr. Gorton’s favorite movie is the 90’s cult classic, Wayne’s World which was inspired by a ‘Saturday Night Live’ skit. Mr. Gorton explains himself as “a pretty big Mike Myers fan,” (One of the actors who stars in Wayne’s World) He also enjoys the Austin Powers films, also because they’re funny and entertaining. His favorite band is an alternative rock group from Doylestown, Pennsylvania called Balance and Composure, who are often compared to bands like Nirvana. Mr. Gorton also enjoys playing lacrosse, which is commonly compared to American Football.

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13 Responses to “Mr.Gorton Teacher Feature”

  1. Taylee on November 9th, 2015 8:17 AM

    very good story and great descriptive words.

  2. Marrisa on November 9th, 2015 8:18 AM

    it was cool

  3. Sierra Shaffer on November 9th, 2015 8:18 AM


  4. schuyler blanton on November 9th, 2015 8:22 AM

    I don’t have Mr. gorton this semester but he sounds really cool

  5. Braxton on November 9th, 2015 8:25 AM

    i was surprised to find our his favorite movie but then i realized every one likes Wayne’s world.

  6. Juan on November 9th, 2015 8:28 AM

    Mr. Gorton is a such a fun teacher when i’m in his class he always makes hilarious jokes! I really enjoy being in his class!

  7. Alex Ramirez on November 9th, 2015 8:32 AM

    Gorton is one of the coolest teacher that teach a davinci. He is also very cool to talk to.

  8. Noah Hughes on November 9th, 2015 9:11 AM

    I have dabbled in the idea of being a teacher because of my experiences in the classroom. I relate to this story!

  9. Tanner on November 9th, 2015 12:44 PM

    I Agree with gavin

  10. Megan Trujillo on November 9th, 2015 12:45 PM

    Gorton is a great teacher.

  11. Angel R Coria on November 9th, 2015 12:52 PM


  12. Jorge Cortes on November 9th, 2015 1:01 PM

    Nice story

  13. Kade Combe on November 10th, 2015 8:19 PM

    He is a really cool teacher and teaches one of my all time favorite subjects. History is one of those subjects where everything you learn can help you in life.

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