A Terrific 2017-2018 School Year!
I am so proud to have the opportunity to inspire your 4th graders to become life-long learners.
There is More to Mr. Hawblitzel
Is to inspire and equip all students to continuously acquire and apply knowledge and skills while pursuing their dreams and enriching the lives of others.
From the Desk of Mr. Hawblitzel
To tell you a little bit about myself…my name is Gary Hawbltizel. Pam and I have been married for 20 years, and we have two daughters. McKenna is in 9th grade and Melaina is in 5th grade.
This is my 21st year of teaching. I have taught sixth, fifth, third, and now fourth grade. This is my 18th year at Washington with my first three years beginning at Lincoln.
If at anytime you should have any thoughts, questions, or praises, the most preferred way to contact me is through email.
Where Mr. Hawblitzel Came From
While spending most of my childhood days growing up in a suburb of Chicago, I did move to Warsaw, Indiana in 1985. It was here that I completed my final two years at Warsaw Community High School before graduating in 1987.
A Navy Veteran
After graduation, in 1987, I was off to San Diego, California, when I enlisted in the Navy. I served 3 years active duty at Camp Pendleton, California, and 5 years reserve as a field dental technician.
Bachelor and Masters Degree
I returned home after active duty in 1990 to begin life as a college student. I completed my bachelor’s degree in elementary education while attending Indiana University South Bend and my master’s degree from Indiana University Ft. Wayne.
A Past Professional Water Skier
I have spent many summers, since 1992, skiing professionally at Marine World in Vallejo, California, and also at Sea World in Cleveland, Ohio, San Diego, California, and Orlando, Florida.
Washington Volleyball Coach
Just finished my 18th season as the volleyball coach for the team as well as our intramural program. It is my goal to promote the joy of playing volleyball, and I am already looking forward to our next season.
The ladies of the past should be very proud of their accomplishments.