I am Mr. Kopale the PE/Health Teacher & Basketball Coach, here at Chateaux Elementary School.
I graduated in 1993 from College with a Bachelor's degree and began teaching here at Chateaux. I also, received my Master's Degree in 1997.
I had the opportunity to play semi-professional Baseball. I am an avid sports fan.
My philosophy on Education & Coaching is, "that every child can learn in his/her own way. Every child has strengths and weaknesses and it is up to the teacher/coach to find them and to teach according to them. Every child can succeed with patience, hardwork, determination and motivation".
CONGRATULATIONS!! to our 2019-2020 Chateaux Boy's Basketball Team for going undefeated and winning another District Championship. But, don't forget about our 2015-2016, 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 Chateaux Colts Boy's Basketball Teams for winning 3 consecutive regular season Championships (3-PEAT, going 30-0). The Mighty Colts compiled a 57-4 record from 2015-2020. The Chateaux Boy's Basketball Team not only worked very hard to succeed in the classroom (which is the main priority), but also worked very hard on the basketball court (morning practices, 5 days a week). I know it has been a tough year and a half with the Pandemic. But, thankfully we are playing Basketball again and we are definitely looking forward to another successful Season in the Classroom and on the Court.