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Subjects Taught
Earth Science, Geology/Astronomy Honors


Colorado School of Trades Gunsmithing Degree

Slippery Rock University Bachelor's in Elementary Education K-8

Slippery Rock University Master's Degree in Math and Science Education

RPDP Middle School Science Certificate

RPDP High School Science Certificate




Mr. Spangler comes to PVHS after 8 years of teaching in Ohio and the last 16 years in Clark County School district in Las Vegas.  I am very happy to be here at PVHS.  I am looking forward to working with the students at PVHS. If you ever need anything just ask.  I am here for you and I want you to have the best High school experience.  



Mr. Spangler was raised in a rural community in Western Pennsylvania called Mercer.  I attended and graduated from West Middlesex High school.  I worked as a Masonry laborer for my uncle while deciding what I wanted to do with my life.  I decided to attend Colorado School of trades to pursue a Gunsmithing degree.  After completing my degree, I returned to Pennsylvania and opened up a Gun Shop to work on guns.  I then decided that I wanted to go back to school to be a teacher.  I attended Penn State before transferring to Slippery Rock University.  In 1992 I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and begin working at Brookfield Middle School teaching grades 6-8.  I went back to Slippery Rock to get a Masters in Math and Science.  I received my Masters in 1998.  In the summer of 1999 I decided that I wanted to move to Las Vegas to teach. Finally, after 16 years in Las Vegas, here I am in Pahrump.

Participant: During my elementary, middle school, and high school years I played baseball, football, and wrestled. My favorite sport was wrestling in which I received many individual awards and metals. I remember traveling all over pennsylvania and Ohio to wrestle in different events.  The best part was that I made many competitive friends over the years and could not wait to meet them on the mat at different events including state wide events.

Coaching:  I have over 30 years of coaching at all levels including collegiate.  I started coaching at the age of 18.  I have 32 years of baseball coaching experience including 3 years as Head Coach at Penn State Shenango campus.  I have been both a Head and Assistant coach of baseball at the high school level. I have 5 years Football coaching experience including 3 as a freshmen Head Coach.  I have 3 years as a Basketball coach. I also have 5 years of Wrestling Coaching experience. I coached golf for two seasons in Las Vegas.

 In my free time I love watching sports, hiking, biking, golfing, skiing, camping, hunting, fishing, working in my yard, and anything fun! My favorite teams are the Pittsburgh Penguins, Pirates, and Steelers.  I am an avid Penn State fan too!

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