Mr. Jess Thacker

Fourth Grade

Mr. Jess Thacker grew up in Omaha Nebraska with one brother and a sister. He
attended Concordia College in Seward where he met his wife Angie. They have no
children but two cats, whom are their kids. They have been happily married for 25
years. Jess always wanted to work with kids and help people.

Jess taught Fourth grade in Leavenworth, Kansas for 13 wonderful years at St. Paul
Lutheran. After taking a year off and working construction, he returned to teaching
Second grade at a public school in 2006. In 2007 he took a call to Memorial Lutheran in
Houston, back to the Fourth grade. In 2014 he took the call for be Trinity’s Fourth
Grade teacher is in his third year at Trinity, where he also coaches Volleyball,
Basketball and Track as well as serving as Trinity’s Athletic Director.

Jess loves teaching in Lutheran schools and sharing his faith with his students. Seeing
his students grow in faith and love in the Lord gives great rewards. He believes that all
students can learn anything they are given. Challenging students everyday through the
use of technology and higher level thinking are his main goals.

In his free time he enjoys gardening, home renovation and exploring new places with
his wife.

Jess’s favorite bible verse is Ephesians 2:8 “For it is by grace you have been saved,
through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.”