Please join us in welcoming Dr. John Stratman to the administrative team at GRC as an assistant principal.
Dr. Stratman is a native of Richmond and lives there with his wife, Tiffany. With a Bachelor’s degree in Health and Physical Education (K-12) Teaching, a Master’s degree in Physical Education (with a concentration in Sports Administration), and a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, John has a wealth of personal and professional experiences that aid him in interacting with any and all students.
After earning his master’s in 2002, Dr. Stratman worked in an academic environment for the next 11 years. He spent the first five years as an Athletic Academic Adviser, working four years at Eastern Kentucky University and one year at Indiana University. In 2007 John began service as an Academic Adviser in the College of Business and Technology at EKU. In so doing, he impacted the lives of hundreds of students and student-athletes.
He began his teaching career as a long-term substitute for one year at Berea Community Independent School, splitting his time teaching high school Health Education and middle school Science.
Dr. Stratman subsequently accepted the challenge of collegiate-level teaching for three years at Union College in Barbourville. He served as an Assistant Professor of Wellness and Human Performance. Mr. Stratman taught courses in Kinesiology, Life Choices, Physical Education for Exceptional Children, and Exercise Physiology. He then chose to move closer to home and took a position teaching Health Education for one year at Crawford Middle School (Lexington).
From 2018 until the present, John has been teaching Health and Physical Education at Madison Central High School in his hometown of Richmond.
Dr. Stratman is passionate about education. He is driven to provide a high quality curriculum and to support students, teachers and staff. His goal is for all students to leave George Rogers Clark feeling like they have a purpose and that when students move on to the next chapter in their lives, they will be college, career or life ready. Dr. Stratman believes that with the proper motivation and learning tools, every student will succeed.
Dr. Stratman is looking forward to meeting faculty, staff, students and parents of the GRC community. Welcome Mr. Stratman, and Go Cards!