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Rod Bleich

Fourth & Fifth Grade Paraprofessional

Years at TLS: 2016-present

Mr. Bleich is a retired school administrator from both Nebraska (twenty one years) and Kansas (twenty two years) of total work experiences. He started his educational career as a fifth grade teacher in Kearney, Nebraska. His final administrative job was with Topeka Public Schools. He is grateful to Topeka Lutheran School for allowing him an opportunity to work, in the second phase of his life. He started working at TLS in April 2016 as a paraprofessional and bus driver. He will continue to drive the bus for both TLS and CYC field trips, as his schedule allows. His current paraprofessional assignment will be in the 4/5 grade classroom. 

Mr. & Mrs. Bleich attend Faith Lutheran Church and are involved in several of their activities. Mrs. Bleich is an Occupational Therapist, working in Topeka. Together, they have three sons, all Eagle Scouts. The oldest two sons have graduated from college. The youngest son is a junior in college, working on a degree in Biology. All three sons played college soccer at Ottawa University. Mr. Bleich enjoys playing tennis and doing some volunteer work with the Boy Scouts of America Organization.

What 3 words would you use to describe yourself? Semi-retired, coffee shop, husband/dad

If you had a time machine that only worked once what time in history would you visit and why?
My current lifetime. We are making so many advances in science/medicine/space exploration/technology. It is just an interesting time to be alive.

If you were to star in a cartoon (real or fictional) what would the name of the cartoon be? My all-time favorite cartoon starred the Roadrunner and Wyllie Coyote. If I was in a cartoon, it would be some form of this all-time classic.