Who is Mr. Baxa?
This is my fourth year at Mankato East High School and my 12th year of teaching social studies. In my teaching experience I've taught US History, Geography, and World History. I graduated from Bethel College with a B.A. in History and a B.A. in Social Studies Education. I also have a Master of Social Studies Education from the University of Minnesota. Currently I am taking part in a three year federal grant on teaching American history which has been a valuable experience for myself and my students.

I have three boys at home that keep me busy outside of school. When I'm not teaching I enjoy camping, hiking, canoeing, skiing, fixing up our house, and although it has been on hold lately with three young kids I love to travel.

I enjoy showing students the fun interesting side of history and demonstrating the relevance of our history and how it affects us today.

I look forward to helping students become life long learners who appreciate the history around them.