James Fanshier

    Math & Physical Education Teacher

    Mr. Fanshier's started teaching at Folsom Lake High School in 2016.  He previously taught at Mitchell Middle school for 15 years and started teaching in 1997 in San Jose, CA.  

    At Mitchell Middle School Mr. Fanshier was awarded "Teacher of the Year" in 2005 and then again in 2012.  In 2012  was also the inaugural teacher of the year for the Rancho Cordova Police Activities League.

    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.  He represented the USA at the 2003 WuShu World Games in Chinese  kickboxing, and earned recognition in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts.  It is his belief no one rises to low expectations. Students should make reasons to be successful rather than make excuses to be unsuccessful. He also expects all students to have pride in themselves, and their school, and give their very best effort at all times.


    Please address Mr. Fanshier as "Mr. Fanshier", "Fanshier", "Coach", "Coach Fanshier", or "Sir"  not "Dude","Buddy", "Cutty", "Fanny Pax",  "Mr. Nichols", or "James". 

    Mr. Fanshier and Mitchell Wrestlers Place 4th in Northern Califorina in 2013 Fanshier
    E-mail is the very best way to contact Mr. Fanshier at   jfanshie@fcusd.org



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