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Subjects Taught
Astronomy, Enviromental Science, Physical Science, Physics


I believe the children are our future...
I believe each and every child has the potential to bring something unique and special to the world. I will help children to develop their potential by believing in them as capable individuals. I will assist children in discovering who they are, so they can express their own opinions and nurture their own ideas. I have a vision of a world where people learn to respect, accept, and embrace the differences between us, as the core of what makes life so fascinating.


Professional Experience

Mr. Israel worked at the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Physical Therapy for a total of twenty-five years.  He started the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program for the Physical Therapy Program.  He also was a School Physical Therapist at Butler Center for many years.  He opened Macon Northside Hospital Rehabilitation Department in 1983 as the Chief Physical Therapist and then opened Central Georgia Rehabilitation Hospital on Northside Drive in Macon.  He opened over forty rehabilitation Hospitals for a company that became HealthSouth.  He was the Corporate Director of Rehabilitation for CareSouth where he managed 128 Home Health Agency Rehabilitation Programs. 

He became a teacher sixteen years ago and has taught at Crawford County High School for the last thirteen years.  He teaches Chemistry and Physics but also Food Science and Astronomy.  He was the Crawford County School System Teacher of the Year in 2014-15.

Mr. Israel has been a minister of the Gospel for the past twenty years and is currently the minister at Gordon Church of Christ.  He has taught Church leadership in Mzuzu, Malawi and continues to serve that ministry today.

  • Lanier High School for Boys -1969
  • Georgia State University - BS in Physical Therapy - 1972
  • Troy State University - MS in Post Secondary Education - 2007
  • Mercer University - MS in Educational Leadership - 2008
  • Mercer University - Ed.S. in Educational Leadership



Mr. Israel is an avid bicyclist, canoeist, astronomer and Kite Flyer.  He currently holds a Private Pilot license and is a Coast Guard Certified Ship’s Master.  He has been married to Juliet Strong for the past forty-four years.  They have two sons and two grandchildren.  He enjoys cooking and coffee roasting.   He enjoys landscaping and Horticulture.  He is an astrophotographer and enjoys photography.  He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Mercer Athletic Foundation.  He enjoys and supports the Mercer Women's Volleyball Team.