#TeacherTuesday: Sean Mead, Liberty Computers
Sean Mead | Liberty Middle School | 7th Grade Computers
Being comfortable on a computer is a necessity in today’s workforce. As the computers teacher at Liberty Middle School, Sean Mead helps prepare his students for that.
“Building skills that allow them to feel comfortable and confident using a computer can open a lot of other doors for them.”
Mead is in his fourth year at Liberty. He previously was an assistant for two years at Lincoln and spent one year teaching in Alton before finding his way back to District #7.
Mead wanted to become a teacher when he started college, but ultimately ended up going in another direction. In 2015, he felt called back into education and went back to school.
“Coaching wrestling helped me realize that working with kids is what I was truly meant to do.”
He enjoys the energy level of middle school students, saying it matches his own.
“I think this age is really important in their development, both mentally and emotionally, and I want to help them figure out the kind of people they want to become.”
Along with teaching, Mead is the head wrestling coach at Liberty and works with the Edwardsville Wrestling Club, which means that when he’s not in the classroom, you can usually find him at wrestling practice or a tournament.
Mead also enjoys staying active, from working out to boxing/muay thai and jiu-jitsu. He and his wife also like to travel and love food, whether it be trying new restaurants or cooking new recipes.
Additionally, he and his wife just had their first child, a baby boy, Isaac, in January.
“I love being a dad and am looking forward to spending the summer with him!”