Meet Mr. Meidell
Kyle Meidell joined the Bainbridge High School staff this fall. As a born and raised north westerner, he has a little piece of this beautiful place in his blood.
Meidell attended college at the University of Puget sound, and towards the end of his education decided teaching was what he wanted to do, because of his love for helping others. “In high school I had a teacher that wasn’t very nice, so I wanted to be a highschool teacher to prove that they could be kind and helpful,” Meidell added.
Mr. Meidell started teaching in 2005 at Peninsula High School. He and his wife then moved to Bainbridge Island seeking the “small town” feel. When he built his house here there weren’t any teaching spots, so he substituted. That is why he seems to have a familiar face on the BHS campus.
At Bainbridge High School Mr. Meidell teaches Analyzing the Modern World and Global Citizenship. When asked what he would like to teach he said, “I would love to teach AP world history, but they don’t offer it here.”
He went on to say, “I learned more preparing to teach that class at another high school, then any class I have taken.”
Mr. Meidell mentioned that he and his wife built a house on the Island, so it was clear that he really got the small town vibe he was looking for. Going along with the fact that this is where he wanted to settle down and raise his family, he said. “I love that, unlike most schools I have taught at, the students here are really engaged which makes it really easy to have awesome discussions.”
If you see Mr. Meidell in the hall, make sure to give him warm welcome, and if you do not get him for freshman year sign up for global cit as a senior because he is an awesome teacher!