West Platte Hires New PE Teacher and Coach

West Platte Hires New PE Teacher and Coach
Posted on 02/19/2019
Alex Schmersahl PicturePress Release

West Platte Selects New Elementary Physical Education Teacher and Wrestling Coach

Weston, MO, February 19, 2019 The West Platte School District Board of Education has selected Alex Schmersahl as the next Elementary Physical Education Teacher and Wrestling Coach.

Alex Schmersahl comes to West Platte from a successful teaching and coaching background. He began his teaching career in Butler, Missouri, where he taught 7th grade through 12th grade Physical Education and Health. While in Butler, Coach Schmersahl also served as head coach for the wrestling program and junior high football team. He also carried assistant coaching positions in varsity football and junior high track. While teaching at Butler, Alex successfully wrote and received a grant from the National Archery Association, which secured archery equipment and curriculum adaptable for students in middle school and high school.

Coach Schmersahl is originally from Centralia, Missouri. In high school, he was an all-state quarterback and 4-time state qualifier in wrestling where he placed 5th as a sophomore, 2nd as a junior and was the State Champion his senior year. Alex is engaged to be married, in late August, to Allison Hulen, also from Centralia. They plan on starting their family in the Weston area, and look forward to immersing themselves into all the West Platte area has to offer.

Alex graduated from Central Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education and was commissioned into the Missouri Army National Guard as a 2nd Lieutenant after completing the UCM, ROTC program. He will graduate from Army Aviation School, Ft. Rucker, AL, in June as a UH-60 Blackhawk pilot assigned to the 1107th Aviation Group Missouri Army National Guard unit in Springfield, MO.

When asked about the opportunity to serve the West Platte School District, Alex stated that he is very excited. “I graciously accept this opportunity which allows me to continue my passion to have a positive impact on our future leader’s lives, and I am beyond thrilled to begin my work with the West Platte team. I have already been impressed with the teachers I have met. Like me, this staff is committed to progress for our students. I can promise the community that I will work to challenge myself to continuously improve our school. I will work with existing staff, to maximize our resources and abilities to serve the most valuable members of our community, our students. I look forward to getting to know the students, parents, and patrons of West Platte.”