Todd Toporski's Website


 

Everything You Never Wanted
to Know About Me!

Position: Dean of Students, Computer and Business Teacher
Years Taught:
This will be my 26th year in education.   I have also worked at Fruitport, Ravenna and Ottawa Hills High Schools. 
Courses Taught:

Computers for Success

Desktop Publishing

Accounting I

Programming

Family: I am married and have three daughters.  Katelin is twenty-one, Kelsey is eighteen, and Kristen is fourteen.  My wife Marcy teaches reading at Ravenna Middle School.
Extra Activities:
Middle School Football, Wrestling, Track Coach, Computer Department Chairperson, Building School Improvement Team, and Technology Steering Committee
Education:
B.S. in Education:  Central Michigan University, 1988
MAJOR:  Business Education
MINOR:  General Business

Master's Degree:  Western Michigan University, 1994
PROGRAM:  Educational Leadership
EMPHASIS:  Secondary Administration

Hobbies: Watching sports, Traveling, Computers, Family, Coaching, Snowboarding, Learning to play the guitar (I am not good), and Reading
Activities When I was in High School: Football, Cross-Country, Wrestling, Track, Golf, Ski Club
Role Models:
My parents.  They taught me right from wrong, how to work hard, to be thankful for the things that I have, to set my goals high and work hard to achieve them.
Favorite Quote:

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."

by Aristotle

Favorite Sports: Football and Wrestling
Favorite Sports Teams: Detroit Red Wings, Lions, and Tigers
U of M Football and MSU Basketball
Favorite Foods: Pizza, Pop-Tarts, and Donuts
Most things made by Little Debbie
Diet Mt. Dew and Coffee
Least Favorite Foods: Beets, Lima Beans
Favorite Movies: "Apocalypse Now", "God Father", "Sixth Sense", "The Hangover", "Braveheart", and "It's A Wonderful Life"
Favorite TV Shows: Modern Family ,Seinfeld, PTI, and the History Channel
Favorite Bands: Led Zeppelin, The Doors, REM, Bruce Springsteen, U2, Black Sabbath, Bob Seger, anything on my Ipod.
Most Embarrassing Classroom Moment: Teaching in the front of the room with my fly open in front of a class full of freshmen at Ottawa Hills High School when I was student teaching.
Favorite Moments:

Finally beating Reeths-Puffer in football while I was coaching at Fruitport after losing to them for four straight years.

Undefeated middle school football seasons in 2003, 2006, and 2007.

I Bet You Didn't Know That..... I delivered my daughter Katelin in our garage in the middle of winter with the garage door open.  Yikes!

I have written four books. Independent Projects Using Microsoft Office and the Web was published by Teacher Created Materials. Concert Tour Desktop Publisher, The Dream Team, and The Restaurant Entrepreneur were published by Business Education Publishing. Click on the books below to check them out.

I am currently working on several other books.