Mr. William (Bill) Fleischmann grew up in New England and graduated from The Brooks School in North Andover, Massachusetts, in 1971.
He earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology at Tufts University in May of 1975; his Massachusetts Certification for Administration at Salem State College; Master of Education in Health at Plymouth State College and his Klingenstein Fellowship in Master of Arts and Education Leadership from Columbia University Teachers College in New York. Coach Fleischmann was a middle school teacher at Andover West Junior High School before heading WEST to join Head of School, Rev. P. D. Peterson, who had been a teacher at The Brooks School. He spent 18 years as a math and science teacher, coach, and administrator at Trinity School, but wore many hats. He was at times a bus driver, taking students on numerous field trips, to out-of-town games, academic competitions or to volunteer at events in the community. Coach Fleischmann was quite often compared to Nascar driver Jeff Gordon in the sense that he was “everywhere.” He represented Trinity School through ISAS as a member of many accreditation committees, was a member of the ISAS Beginner Teacher Institute planning staff and initiated the annual ISAS Middle School Heads meeting. During his tenure, he taught 7th and 8th grade Math, Algebra I and II, Physical Science, Biology and Chemistry and, finally, Texas History, in order to make the schedule work! He also coached basketball and football. Coach established the tradition of taking middle schoolers hiking in McKittrick Canyon (an expeditionary learning trip that continues to this day) and took the 8th graders camping every year to Big Bend National Park. Needless to say, Coach Fleischmann really was “everywhere.” Head of Middle School, he always credited his co-workers and staff for his success. He never took complete credit for any accomplishments or neglected the “morale and dignity of his ‘crew’.” He was admired and respected among his colleagues, not only for the praise he bestowed upon his team, but most of all, for his ability to make fair decisions. During his time in Midland, he was a Board member of M.A.R.C., dedicated to finding long term care for disabled citizens in our community. He was also a member of the Crisis Intervention Unit, CIU, out of the Midland County Sheriff’s Department.
Following his career at Trinity School in Midland, Coach Fleischmann traveled back home to Massachusetts to help care and provide for his aging parents—a tough decision for someone who could be spotted on every corner of campus, from Coombes Field, to the bleachers during basketball games, or on a trip abroad. However, he makes every effort to stay engaged with his former colleagues and past students. In fact, in the 61-year history of Trinity School, there has never been an individual more interested in keeping up with alumni. Coach Fleischmann stays in contact with Trinity Alumni through social media and never misses an opportunity to share the traditional Trinity “birthday blessing” with his former students. He travels all across the country and incorporates into his travel adventures opportunities to “connect” with former and current members of the Trinity community. He can be spotted at every Trinity Homecoming Game (with the exception of his one absence in 18 years when he was attending the wedding of an alum). You might see him in Dallas having dinner with an alum and her family, visiting an alum’s place of work anywhere in the country, or even catching a game at Wrigley Field. His continuous engagement with Trinity Alumni and Trinity School are just a few of his attributes that are admired by all. Coach Fleischmann loves to serve others and has volunteered for multiple years at the Arnold Palmer Golf Tournament, the Dell Technology Golf Tournament, and is already signed up to work the 2019 US Open at Pebble Beach!