Hi, I'm Mr. Gacek. This year I'll be starting my 11th year at Nova! I love teaching and Nova is an awesome place to teach. I teach Language Arts and Geography, as well as Silent Reading, Study Skills, and Social and Emotional Health. I studied History, Anthroplology, and English at Reed College and Western Washington University and earned a Master in Teaching from The Evergreen State College. I read a lot. I really like Young Adult Literature; a recent favorite was Okay For Now by Gary B. Schmidt. I'm also an avid sports fan. My teams are the Sounders, Mariners, and UW Men's Basketball. I have a large baseball card collection. I'm originally from Bellingham and love living in the Northwest. Welcome to Nova, new parents and students!