John Bathke is a graduate of Rim of the World High School in California. He received his bachelor’s degree from Baylor University in 2003, where he was a walk on football player and javelin thrower. John then moved to Houston where he taught in Spring ISD and Spring Branch ISD. He coached 7th grade boys basketball and 8th grade football while in Spring. After receiving his master’s degree in 2013 from the University of Houston, he became an RTI specialist in Aldine ISD where he then moved into an assistant principal role at Benjamin Davis high school. John has been in education for 14 years and has 4 years administrative experience. John and his fiancé Genesis have two children, a daughter, Evelyn and a son Jack.