teacher, web developer, geek.

mike schepkerWelcome to my personal web site. As you may have guessed, I am Mike Schepker. Here you can find out a little about what makes me tick. I work as a web developer for a small company in the St. Louis area. I also work as a teacher in my spare time. This website is using some brand new (not-yet-finalized) specifications and code in HTML 5. If you want to view this site correctly, please use a browser that adheres to web standards and supports the evolution of the web, such as Safari, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox.

Teaching is one of my many passions. Ever since High School I knew I wanted to be a teacher. I had one of those teachers that made me see the light and I hope that I am able to inspire my students the same way I was inspired. As cliched as it might soung, education really is the silver bullet. If we can reach the students and prepare them for the real world with a great education, there is nothing they can’t accomplish. Lately, I’ve enjoyed finding new ways to integrate technology in the classroom and I’m in the process of creating a web site on ideas and lesson plans that teachers can use for their classrooms.

Web Development & Technology
Creating websites has been a hobby of mine for a long time. I know what you’re thinking. Just because it’s your hobby doesn’t mean it should be your career. Well, that may be true, but for right now it is my career. I have a lot of fun building websites and I’m really interested in social media and the growing integration of technology with our lives. One of the things I love most about the direction of technology and the internet is seeing how technology is being integrated into the classroom. It is amazing to see what kind of things you can do with technology and the students to get them excited about learning. The direction the internet is going is really exciting and if there is a social networking site out there, I probably use it in some capacity (except MySpace). Just please don’t spam me with application requests, superpokes, etc.