About Teacher

Phone: (910) 353-2147


Degrees and Certifications:

Oceanography BS United States Naval Academy Teacher Ready - Teacher Certification Program University of West Florida

Mr. Mark Stiffler


I am originally from Monroeville, PA which is about 15 miles outside of Pittsburgh.  Yes, I am a huge Steeler Fan. (Sorry Baltimore and Cleveland parents)  I attended high school at Gateway Senior High in Monroeville and played football, wrestled, and threw shot put, discus, and javelin on the track team.  After graduating from high school, I was accepted in the United States Naval Academy, where I earned my Bachelor of Science Degree in Oceanography.  Upon graduation I accepted a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps.  I served as an Aircraft Maintenance Officer during my career.  After 20 years and many duty stations across the globe, I decided to change career paths.  I retired from the Marine Corps as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2016.  I completed a teacher certification program called Teacher Ready at the University of West Florida. In 2016 I was hired to teach at Hunters Creek Middle School.

This is my sixth year teaching.  I have taught 7th grade Math and Science and 8th grade Math and Science as well as Math 1.

I also coach the Hunters Creek Wrestling Team and Boys Soccer Team.