Michael (Mike) Horvath holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from East Stroudsburg University in Health & Physical Education.
Growing up, Mike participated in baseball, cross country, track, and basketball and worked his way through college as a restaurant manager. Before his time at ESU, he attended Lehigh Carbon Community College for two years where he played baseball for the Cougars. He doesn’t like to brag, but his first college hit was a grand slam. Mike is an avid runner, proud promoter of fitness, and is an assistant coach for Towamensing Babe Ruth baseball.
Mike knew he wanted to be a health and physical education teacher since his sophomore year of high school. It was something he felt he could naturally excel at when given the opportunity to help young people positively shape their mental, social, and physical well-being. “The ability to learn kinesthetically and recognize what the human body is fully capable of is important and rewarding,” he says. At Summit School of the Poconos, Mike enjoys integrating cooperative games and working with a wide range of students from kindergarten through high school. He strives to provide students with the tools to lead an active, healthy lifestyle. One of his goals as an educator is to make his class his students’ favorite part of the day.
Mike also enjoys playing fetch with his dog, Vinny, spending time with his family and friends, watching movies, listening to music, and cheering on all Philadelphia sports teams. Mike was born and raised in the Palmerton area, where he still resides today.