Meet Coach Hawthorne



Degrees and Certifications:

I earned a Physical Education , BA K-12 from Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO. I also have a Masters of Education (MEd) in Athletics/ Activities Administration from William Woods University, Fulton, MO.

Mr. Duane "Scooter" Hawthorne

Role: PE Teacher

Share something no one knows about you: I was an undrafted free agent for the Dallas Cowboys in 1999. I lived in Edinburgh, Scotland for 3 months during the spring of 2000 and played American Football for the Scottish Claymores.

Family: My wife and I have been married for 19 years. We have two boys Daylen and Dylan. I enjoy spending time with my family, fishing, and following college football.

What I am looking forward to: I’m super excited for our student body to take ownership of their school and represent Givens Elementary to the fullest. I also look forward to seeing our first kindergarten class move up the ranks and transition to Hixson as the first class to achieve that milestone. “Can’t wait.”

A quote I like: "Conscious learning begins by choosing to pay attention to our experiences." Unknown