Welcome To Mr. Dockter's Class
Welcome to another amazing year! I am very excited to have your student in my class this year and am looking forward to a year full of learning and personal growth!
A bit about me...
I grew up not too far away in Mukilteo, WA, and was a graduate of Kamiak High School, Class of 2000. (Knights are kind of like Guardians, right?!)
Prior to my teaching career, my work with students included nearly a decade working for non-profit student organizations, including as an Area Director with Young Life and as a Teen Director with the YMCA. After earning my Master's in Teaching and my WA State Teaching Certificate in the summer of 2016, I started my teaching career in the Northshore School District, where I live with my wife Hannah and two daughters, Devyn + Kenzie (Class of 2026 + 2028).
The 2018-19 school year was my first year teaching in the Everett School District, as a history teacher at Gateway Middle School. In addition to teaching, I am involved with athletics with both the football and wrestling programs here at Gateway, and you will likely see me in the stands at all our athletic and music events when my schedule allows.
Please use any links here on my site to help keep yourself and your student up to date and organized throughout the year.
Middle School is an important preparation for the demands of High School, and I want your student to achieve a high level of success and build self confidence as they navigate new educational challenges. If you ever have questions or concerns, please use my district email below. I look forward to hearing from you!
Chris Dockter | firstname.lastname@example.org
“Intelligence plus character…that is the goal of true education.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Our greatest fear should not be of failure, but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.”