Mr.  Christopher  Lee  Watts
Physical Education
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Bachelor of Science From Mars Hill College 1980

                     K-12 Health and Physical Education

Masters of Education From West Georgia College 1989

                  Physical Education


When I graduated from Mars Hill College I wanted to teach and coach at the high school level.  My first interview was with Mr. Harold Maier at Mt. Carmel Elementary.  At that time, like today, jobs were hard to come by and when Mr. Maier offered me a job I said, "Yes!".  That was in 1980 and 32 years later I am still here.

I have loved teaching and working with elementary children. There is never a dull moment and no matter what you do they appreciate it.  Kindergarten is the most fun because they think anything you say or do is funny/fun.  I could make a living being a stand-up comedian for Kindergarten audiences.  Make a face, talk funny, drool on yourself, and they think it is hilarious.

I have been blessed to be able to work with little ones for the past 34 years and I have gotten to scratch my coaching itch, too. I began coaching, at Mr. Maier's urging, at Turner Middle School.  I coached two years of football in 1980-81.  I realized middle school wasn't for me and since high school coaching jobs were not available I took a few years off.  Beginning in 1986, for the next 26 years (to the present) I have coached Freshmen, JV, Varsity Football, girls tennis, and girls soccer at Lithia Springs H.S., Douglas County H.S., Chapel Hill H.S., and Landmark Christian School in Fairburn.  Presently, I am retired from coaching.

I am blessed because I get to work with kids of all ages, doing what I love, and all the principals that I have had, have been supportive of me as a teacher and coach.  I have been able to work with some fantastic teachers and staff over the years including the one we have this year.  There is very little turnover on our staff because teachers love working at Mt. Carmel.