Mike Willis

Profile Updated: June 14, 2020
Where do you live? Kent, WA USA
Spouse/Partner Name: Diane
Children: Kellen, born 1981
Katie, born 1984
Jaren, born 1987
Military Service: Air National Guard  
Homepage: www.willisconsultants.com
Occupation: Retired teacher/coach. Private educational consultant specializing in college admissions.
School Story:

Being on a basketball team that won the state championship provided a lifetime of memories, good friends and a career. Terrible student. Thanks to Scott McClellan for getting me through Guillory's senior English class! The interesting twist is that I taught English for four years! Don't worry I got a lot better with diagramming sentences and identifying a dangling participle!

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Taught/coached basketball at Tahoma High School 1975-1979
Taught/coached at Green River Community College 1980-1991
Taught/coached at Kennedy High School 1992-2005
Taught/coached at Bellarmine Prep 2006-2014
Retired in January 2014.
Now own an educational consultant business.

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May 01, 2021 at 9:19 AM
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Apr 19, 2021 at 8:14 AM

Happy Birthday Mike. Miss seeing you. Hope you are doing well in CA? Would love to see you back in the Renton area when you feel healthy enough to travel. ---Mike

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Apr 07, 2021 at 9:14 AM

Posted on: Apr 06, 2021 at 8:24 AM

Hi Good morning Rich. Happy birthday. Hope your day is full of fun and some kind of adventure. As limitations may ease a bit it looks like our high school reunion events will occur once again. Hope to see you soon. Stay connected please. —-Mike

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Mar 07, 2021 at 1:15 PM

Hi Jim. Happy birthday. Haven't heard from you in a long while. Hope you and Mare are doing well and surviving. Hope we can all get back to normal very soon. Enjoy.---Mike

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Feb 27, 2021 at 8:17 AM

Happy birthday George. Haven't heard from you in a while. Hope you are OK and have a fun day planned. Enjoy.---Mike

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Feb 22, 2021 at 9:06 AM

Happy birthday Dana. Sorry I missed the actual day. I will blame old age and dyslexia! Regardless, I hope you are handling the Covid-era with your normal grace and had a fun day planned. Happy birthday.---Mike

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Apr 24, 2021 at 2:12 PM

Posted on: Feb 19, 2021 at 10:13 AM

Hi Jim. Happy birthday. Haven't heard from you in a while. Hope you are OK? Enjoy your day.---Mike

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Feb
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Feb 08, 2021 at 4:51 PM

Posted on: Feb 08, 2021 at 2:44 PM

Hi Steve. Happy birthday to ya! Always good to see and hear from classmates from my old digs...Skyway and Campbell Hill. Lots of fond memories...though there are a couple I would just as soon never have to relive...but we all made it. Hope you are doing well in our quarantine period? We have lots of living to do when this is all over. Plans for our summer high school golf outing are still being worked out. Hope to be able to see you there.---Mike

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Feb 05, 2021 at 11:42 PM

Posted on: Feb 05, 2021 at 9:56 AM

Good morning Paula. Happy birthday! Normally I would ask what you have planned for this day but in our current environment I think I know the answer. So, stay safe. It is only days, OK weeks...maybe months before we can all gather again during the summer. When we do I'm quite sure we all will want to celebrate together with a huge combined birthday hug!---MIke

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Feb 02, 2021 at 7:42 AM

Posted on: Feb 01, 2021 at 10:18 AM

Hi Lynne. Happy birthday. Unfortunately, you have had to live with a February birthday...never a fair weather day. But with your smile I'm sure you can make it fun whatever you have planned. With the Covid restrictions we will not be seeing each other any time soon so stay safe. Get vaccinated. Hope to see you in the Spring.---Mike

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Jan 28, 2021 at 8:40 AM

Good morning Mo. I wanted to be one of the first to say Happy Birthday! I know it is a week away but with my memory I may forget by then! Hope you are doing OK? Have not heard from you in awhile. I always enjoy your comments and appreciate your wit and humor. Get this profile page updated and check in with us OK? Happy birthday.---Mike

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Jan 24, 2021 at 6:31 PM

Posted on: Jan 22, 2021 at 2:21 PM

Hi Dean. Happy birthday. Seems like both of us are doing the grandparent thing well! My wife and I travel between Boise and Los Angeles taking care of 4 granddaughters. 6-4-2-less than 1! They keep us very busy...that is good. Been playing a lot of golf even in the quarantine. Both Al Dieckman and I are planning next summer's reunion activities. Wish you could come home and see most of the gang! Send me your email address and I will get you in the loop. Enjoy your day Dean.---Mike

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Jan 20, 2021 at 4:18 PM

Hi Jim. Hope you and Martha are doing well. Miss seeing you at our golf outings. Vaccine is here so maybe we will all be able to get the reunion group together again real soon. Getting back out on the course will good therapy! Enjoy your birthday my friend.---Mike

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Jan 18, 2021 at 11:37 AM

Good morning Linda. Happy birthday. Most of us who lived up in Skyway or Campbell Hill knew who you were. Maybe the best athlete at the high school though Football and Basketball got all of the attention. I enjoyed reading your story...very accomplished. Congrats! Hope you have a fun day planned...again...happy birthday.---Mike

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Jan 16, 2021 at 1:14 PM

Posted on: Jan 12, 2021 at 9:23 AM

Happy birthday Julianne. In a moment of boredom I was driving back from a trip to the store and decided to drive by our college alma mater...GRCC. Of course they are no longer a Community College just a college. Can't believe that little ole school we both went to a million years ago is now a huge deal on Lea Hill. Still a beautiful school in the woods though. Hope you can find something to do today to celebrate. Wish I could be there with you. Happy birthday Julianne.---Mike

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Jan 10, 2021 at 3:50 PM

Hi Steve. You must be out on the water doing something? It's your birthday. Fishing, crabbing, netting something? I know it is not golf. All of us hope you are well and wish you a happy birthday. Hope to see you soon.---Mike

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Jan 10, 2021 at 3:45 PM

Hi Kay. Just a simple hello and birthday wish. Hope you and Ron are in good health and staying safe in this crazy environment we are in. Soon we will all be back together celebrating life! Enjoy---MIke.

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Jan 09, 2021 at 9:43 AM

Posted on: Jan 06, 2021 at 8:07 PM

Hello fellow retired educator! Hope you are doing well and found a small sliver of time to celebrate your birthday? Lots going on in our nation today. I hope the fireworks I heard was in celebration of your special day! It might be best if you simply turn the television off or look to find some other kind of HGTV channel. Happy birthday Judy. Thanks too for having a presence on this site and being a great classmate. Enjoy---Mike

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Dec 21, 2020 at 9:05 AM

Good morning Suzy. Happy birthday! I normally would suggest doing something outside but with all of our restrictions that may be hard to do. Time for you to come home isn't it? We miss you. Enjoy your day and please say hi to Jon./. Stay safe.---Mike

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Dec 12, 2020 at 3:39 PM

Posted on: Dec 12, 2020 at 1:40 PM

Hi David. Sorry I missed your birthday...technical difficulties! Hope you are doing well? Have not seen you in months. Hopefully soon we will all be able to take off the masks and actually congregate. Until then I am just fine communicating with you and other classmates electronically! Enjoy your day. Happy birthday.---Mike

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Coach Willis and Coach Abhold have coached the Bellarmine frosh for the past 6 years.
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The family at son Kellen's July 2011 wedding.