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Mr.  Tim  VanSwol
6th Grade Social Studies
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Subjects Taught
6th Social Studies


Bachelor of Science (Elementary Education) - Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 1994

Master of Arts (Teaching and Leadership) - St. Xavier University, 2001

Master of Education (School Improvement Leadership) - Olivet Nazarene University, 2010


Teacher in the Manteno School District: 1994 - Present

  • 8th Grade Science Teacher
  • 6th Grade Science and Social StudiesTeacher 

Manteno Middle School Athletic Director: 1996 - 2004 and 2008 - 2014

Coach: 1994 - 2018

  • 8th Grade Girls Basketball Coach
  • Middle School Track & Field Head Coach
  • 8th Grade Boys Basketball Coach
  • 6th Grade Boys Basketball Coach
  • Freshman Boys Basketball Coach
  • Varsity Boys Basketball Assistant Coach


Mr. VanSwol began his teaching career in 1994 at Manteno Middle School, and he has been there ever since.  His first assignment was as 8th Grade Science Teacher for six years.  In the year 2000 he made the move to teaching 6th grade where began teaching Social Studies in addition to Science.  After a few years, the population of students had grown to the point that necessitated a full-time Social Studies teacher, and Mr. VanSwol made the move to this new assignment.  Being a History enthusiast, Mr. VanSwol enjoys the challenge of bringing history to life for his students.

In addition to teaching, Mr. VanSwol has embraced his love for sports as a coach and as Middle School Athletic Director over the years.  He has coached Girls and Boys Basketball at various grade levels as well as coaching Middle School Track and Field for 12 years.  Mr. VanSwol is also a lover of music and enjoys volunteering his time as a supporter of Manteno Bands, Chorus, and Show Choirs.