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  • James Fanshier
    Math & Physical Education Teacher

    2016 is my first year at Folsom Lake High School.  Previously I've taught at Mitchell Middle school, 2016 Marks my 20th year teaching.  Coach Fanshier has coached wrestling, volleyball, swimming, soccer, kickboxing & Mixed Martial Arts in the past and competed in high school & community college wrestling and volleyball.  I represented the USA at the 2003 WuShu World Games in Chinese  kickboxing, and earned recognition in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. During my years of teaching at Mitchell Middle School I was the teacher of the year in 2005 and then again in 2012.  In 2012 I was the inaugural teacher of the year for the Rancho Cordova Police Athletic League.  It is my belief no one rises to low expectations. Students should make reasons to be successful rather than make excuses to be unsuccessful. I expect all students to have pride in themselves, and their school, and give their very best effort at all times.
    Please address me as "Mr. Fanshier", "Fanshier", "Coach", "Coach Fanshier", or "Sir"  not "Dude", "Buddy", "Mr. Nichols", or "James". 
    Mr. Fanshier and Mitchell Wrestlers Place 4th in Northern Califorina in 2013
    E-mail is the very best way to contact me:   jfanshie@fcusd.org