New Teacher: Mr. Simon Little
College: Pembroke State (Undergraduate Degree), UNC Chapel-Hill (Master’s Degree)
Majored in: Social Studies (Undergraduate Degree), Master’s in Administration (Master’s Degree)
Born in: Selma, NC (Johnston County): lived there until he attended college: played Football, Baseball, and Wrestled in High School.
Family: He is married and has two daughters, one who attends Appalachian University and one who is currently attending Apex High School and plays soccer. His wife also currently owns her own accounting firm.
Favorite Hobbies: Attending college wrestling matches, coaching wrestling and football, and outdoors activities including fishing.
Favorite Movies and TV shows: Watching ESPN and The Food Network and movies including The Last Samurai, Gladiator, The Sandlot, and Forever Strong.
Inspiration for coming back to Apex this year: He wanted to take over Wrestling Program, and his daughter transferred to Apex this year. He also has wanted to come back to Apex ever since he left, says “It feels like coming home.”
Biggest Pet Peeves: Laziness and mediocrity are his biggest pet peeves.
Favorite Moment from Coaching: In 2011 he coached the Apex Wrestling team, “Was a small team but they were very hard workers.” Three quarters of the team were state qualifiers and all that placed in States won state championships. The team as a whole placed tenth in the state.
Favorite Aspect of his job: Enjoys interacting with students and helping them learn new things: likes helping athletes progress and get better every day.
What would he be doing if he weren’t a Teacher or a Coach? He says he has no idea what he would be doing, but when he is done with teaching and coaching, he wants to live in the mountains and would like to do lots of outdoor activities.
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