9-12 Biology, Advanced Biology, Earth Science, Environmental Science

Adam “Coach” Gibbs has a B.S. Human Biology from Logan University, a Doctor of Chiropractic from Logan College of Chiropractic, and a B.S. in Secondary Education from SIU.

Before teaching at Valle Catholic, Adam “Coach” Gibbs was the owner of Gibbs Chiropractic Health Center. He is married to high school sweetheart, Tasha.  They have two children, Cohen (9th), and Brooklyn (7th), who attend Valle Catholic. His family lives in Chester, IL with their three dogs, Oxbo, Maya, and Fizzy.

Coach Gibbs loves to hike and enjoys the outdoors, including fishing, hunting, and camping. He coaches football and baseball at Valle and club volleyball during the winter. He is obsessed with our National Parks and loves to visit them as often as he can. His favorite park is Rocky Mountain National Park.

What do you love the most about teaching at Valle Catholic?
“This is an easy one. I love the kids. I really enjoy getting to know them and their story. It is so rewarding to see them grow and succeed during their time at Valle. I get to be in their life for a brief, 4 short years, but I hope I am a part of their life for the rest of mine. I look forward to the day when I’ve been at Valle long enough to teach the children of my first students. The measure of success for me as a teacher will not be reflected in grades or personal awards, but rather it be found in my students’ memories of our time together.”

To our students …
“I am thankful for every single second I get to spend with my students.  Classroom time is fractional and insignificant compared to the amount of time we have together as an extended Valle family. I have students in class for 4 short years, but they have me as their “teacher” for the rest of their lives. They are significant. They matter.”