Mike Paalz

7th Grade Social Studies

478-988-6285 (ext. 3019)

Courses Taught:

  • World Geography
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Mr. Paalz has been a teacher at Perry Middle School since 2003. He is team leader of the Adventurers and teaches 7th grade gifted world geographyMr. Paalz is head of Perry Middle's social studies department and serves on the school's leadership team. In addition to his academic duties, Mr. Paalz is the faculty adviser for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) at PMS. He is married and has two children.


  • Ed.S., Instructional Technology - Valdosta State University (Valdosta, GA)
  • M.S., International Relations - Troy University (Troy, AL)
  • B.A., French and Spanish - Mercer University (Macon, GA)
  • Cert., Biblical Studies and Theology - Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Wake Forest, NC)


  • Grade P-12 Certifications: French, Spanish
  • Grade 6-12 Certifications: Behavioral Science, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science
  • Grade 4-8 Certifications: Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Science
  • Endorsements: Gifted In-Field


  • Georgia Council on Economic Education - Lesson Writer (2019)
  • Georgia Department of Education - Social Studies Content Writer (2017)
  • Shah Grant for Gifted Academic Assistance Recipient (2016)
  • Atlantik-Brücke Fellowship (2012)
  • Perry Middle School Teacher of the Year (2008)
  • Phi Sigma Iota Scholarship Recipient and Inductee for Spanish (2003)
  • Dr. Marie-France Hilgar Award for French (2002)


  • Georgia Association for Gifted Children (GAGC)
  • Georgia Council for the Social Studies (GCSS)