Ron Joutras

Physical Education Teacher


Mr. J is excited to be back as the Physical Education teacher at McKinley-Thatcher! His main goal for students is the enjoyment of LIFELONG physical activity. He firmly believes that we have to work on both our body and mind! He has become close to many of his students and parents that he has taught over the years; going to weddings of former students, quinceañeras, family outings, etc.

Mr. J grew up in Joliet, Illinois and has one sister (the oldest), three older brothers, and two younger brothers. Six boys and one girl! He came out to Colorado in 1980 to go to the U of Northern Colorado. He holds a degree in History and Physical Education. He has taught in DPS for 27 years and have loved teaching the students!

He likes to do the following: read nonfiction historical books, backpacking, rugby, fly fishing, powerlifting, cardiovascular exercising and visiting my family back in Illinois. Family and friends are very important to him!