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Sam Bartlett

Name: Sam Bartlett

Job: Eagle Valley High School English Teacher and Girls Basketball Coach

Lives in: Gypsum

In high school I was … Constantly in the gym playing 21 (the basketball version) with anybody who wanted to play.

If I was a T-shirt, I would be (fabric, color, any print?)… Bright orange with big navy blue Syracuse ‘S.” My dad is from upstate New York, so we all root for the Orange. Following sports is a big part of being a Bartlett.

What’s the best thing about your town? Although I grew up in Eagle, I love Gypsum because it has a very authentic small mountain town feel to it. My wife, Tanisha, and I are also close to our families which is very appealing.

The best thing about my job is … That every day I have the opportunity to help someone become a better person. It is rewarding to have the privilege of seeing kids discover their strengths and passions.

As a kid, I always… Wanted to find the love of my life and have three to five kids with her. I’ve have been blessed with seeing this desire come to fruition. Tanisha and I have three sweet, little brats named Dagny (3), Mila (1), and Duke (6 months).

If I could be any superhero, I’d be … Mr. Incredible because he is the father of a whole family of superheroes.

If I was given a million dollars, the first thing I’d buy is … Around 5 five acres where we could build a house and our kids could raise animals and explore the outdoors.


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