Mr. John Below

Phone: 469-752-9000 Ext: 39062


Degrees and Certifications:

1997, BA Mathematics, Houghton College, New York Texas Teacher Certification, 8 - 12 Mathematics

Mr. John Below

After serving in the US Army, I started teaching in 2003.  I have been teaching in Plano East since 2007.  This year, I am teaching Precalculus and Advanced Quantitative Reasoning (AQR).  I am very excited to teach Math and show my students that mathematics is a way of thinking to solve problems we may face in and out of the classrooms.  I am eager to work together with parents and students and help the student be successful.

 All information (calendar, learning goals, etc.) for parents and students may be found in Google Classroom (all students should have enrolled) and in links under course information (will direct you to classroom site)


I am also an avid fan of hockey and sponsor of the Plano East Hockey Club.

Plano! Plano! East! East!

  • Hybrid Learning Starts September 09

    The purpose of implementing the hybrid schedule at the high school and senior high school campuses is to reduce the number of students on campus at one time in order to provide a safe and socially distanced environment. Beginning September 9, students who have selected to attend face-to-face return to campuses, and students who have selected PISD School@Home environment at all high schools and senior high schools will implement the hybrid schedule. 

    Students will be divided into two cohorts based on the student’s last name.  Students who selected the face-to-face learning environment will attend two days per week on campus (either Tuesday/Thursday or Wednesday/Friday) with their cohort. On the days they are not at school, they will participate in asynchronous learning through remote instruction. Mondays are reserved for asynchronous instruction for all students. Students who selected PISD School@Home will participate in synchronous instruction two days per week (either Tuesday/Thursday or Wednesday/Friday) with their cohort.  On the other school days, they will participate in asynchronous learning through remote instruction. 

    Hybrid Cohort Split Information

  • Teaching Schedule

    Teaching Schedule

    1st: Conference

    2nd: Precalculus

    3rd: AQR

    4th: AQR

    5th: AQR

    6th: AQR

    7th: Precalculus

  • Makeups


    Makeups are offered during lunch on the following days:

    Monday: A Lunch

    Tuesday: B Lunch

    Wednesday: A Lunch

    Thursday: B Lunch

    Friday: A Lunch

    Sign up to schedule your makeup test.

  • Tutorials


    Signup for Tutorials

    Google Form

    Available Times






    **If these times are not available for the student, the student should schedule with me at least 24 hours before the available time.**

  • The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple. 

    - S. Gudder