Who’s the new guy?

Hey White Oak, my name is Tanner Thiel & this is my first year at White Oak HS. I am the Inclusion Special Education Teacher and also run the Resource Lab. Along with my teaching responsibilities I also coach football, basketball, & baseball at the High School.

I’m coming to White Oak from the DFW area where I taught Biology and coached football & basketball at Justin Northwest High School (Big 6A School). Before living in the Metroplex I taught Biology & coached football, basketball, & baseball at Grand Saline High School (Glad to be back in East Tx). Prior to Grand Saline, I spent two years as a Graduate Assistant Coach with the newly developed football team at the University of Texas at San Antonio where I received my Master’s Degree in Kinesiology.

My wife is also a new teacher here at White Oak (Cara Thiel). She is teaching World Geography and World History as well as coaching volleyball & basketball at the JR. High & Softball at the High School. We are expecting our first child (a little girl) in January and are excited to find a place to raise a family. Thanks for the warm welcome & GO ROUGHNECKS!!!