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Rick  Zoulek
Business/Physical Education
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Subjects Taught
Human Relations, Introduction to Business, Leisure Court Sports, Personal Finance, Team Court Sports


Bachelor's degree from Hope College in 1980.  Majors in Business and Secondary Education.  Minor in Marketing and Physical Education. 


I have taught at Shelby Public Schools since 1985-86.  I taught 6th grade math and 7th grade Physical Education during my first year here.  I then moved to the high school and have taught Business classes, Computer classes, and Physical Education classes.  Classes I have taught include:  Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Human Relations, Introduction to Business, Personal Finance, Computer Applications, Accounting, and all Physical Education classes.  I spent one year as a volunteer assistant basketball coach during the 1984-85 season.  I coached junior varsity girls basketball from 1985-1995.  I then coached the girls varsity from 1996-2007.  I coached junior varsity baseball in 1985, 1986, and 1987.  I have coached the boys varsity basketball team from 1985 to present.  I have coached varsity golf from 2007 to present.


I was born and raised in Shelby.  My wife Cathy was also born and raised in Shelby.  We were married in 1978.  I worked as a manager of McDonald's in Whitehall in 1980.  We  moved to Gaylord in 1982.  I took a job working as an office manager for a construction company until I took the teaching job back in Shelby in 1985.  My wife and I have a son (Keith) and two daughters (Sarah and Amber).  Keith and his wife (Mary Kay McGovern) have 4 children and live in Byron Center.  Sarah and her husband (Mike Wolting) have 3 children and live in New Era.  Amber and her husband (Jeff Robke) live in Lowell and have 3 children.