Who is Dennis Minnis Age: 45 Birth date: Nov. 11, 1972
Family: I am happily married to my wife Amy. We have two beautiful daughters.
Education: I graduated from Nelson Co. High School 1991. I graduated with a degree in Physical Education from Lee University in 1998, and I earned my Masters Degree in 2006 from Indiana Wesleyan University with a 4.0 G.P.A. .
Work Philosophy: I know what it means to work hard. I love giving my very best to those that I work with. There is joy to be had in working hard. Life is a gift and I want to spend my life giving back to my family, community and school. I have used the platform of physical education to better the lives of my students by teaching them how to set goals that are worth pursuing.
Teaching: I began teaching in 1998 at Mountain View Christian Academy where I was the schools Athletic Director, P.E. Teacher, track coach and one of our basketball coaches! I learned so much from that wonderful school. In 1999 I started teaching at Taylor Elementary School in Cleveland, TN where I revamped their P.E. program before coming to KY in 2001. I taught P.E. in Nelson Co. KY for three years before settling down in Bullitt County in 2004! While in Nelson County I coached the Nelson County Cardinals Cross Country Team which was great as I made so many great friends through that running program. I taught physical education and health at Maryville Elementary School from 2004-2016. I started the schools first ever cross country and chess programs while at Maryville. Both cross country and chess have been ranked in top 10 in Kentucky. Currently Maryville is the reigning Quad Chess Champions and they are now raked 23rd in the United States in the Under 900 Section.
I am beginning my third year at North Bullitt High School. I will be teaching boys freshman health, freshman boys physical education, and athletic conditioning. I am looking forward to a great school year!
Fuel Up To Play 60: This is a program that I am fully involved with that helps build student leaders through the platform of nutrition and fitness. I will be recruiting students in grades 9-12 who would like to become student ambassadors for North Bullitt High School.
Favorite Sports: Cross Country running. I was a member of the Nelson County Cross Country Program from 1987-1991. I helped coach the Nelson County Cross Country from 2001-2003. In 2004 I became the physical education teacher here at Maryville and started the Maryville Cross Country Team. 2011 was the last season that I coached cross country but during my time leading our team with other teachers from MES we had a great time seeing kids set goals, win races and building positive life long memories. I enjoy this sport as it gives each person a great workout when they give their best effort. I also like the fact that cross country gives quick feed back, and fans cannot complain about a bad call by a referee as winning and losing most of the time comes down to who has trained the most effectively. Meets are a reward after a series of hard workouts in prep for the big day!
What I do outside of school: Bible studies with my Connect Group at Little Flock Baptist Church and hanging out with friends. Some times you may catch me playing basketball or going for a jog in the neighborhood. I also enjoy coaching chess. I have been coaching chess in Bullitt County since 2004. Right now I am also working on getting back into running shape by doing not only running, but also biking, weight training, and other full body workouts.
What I love to do the most outside of school is to spend time with my family. I have two beautiful young daughters with my wonderful wife Amy who I have been married to for 17 precious years.