Hi, I’m Chris: Teacher, speaker, and survivor of necrotizing fasciitis (flesh-eating bacteria)

Who’s Chris DT Gordon?

Chris DT Gordon is a faithful husband, father of three, online middle school special education teacher, professional speaker, podcast host, runner, recommended Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, and pop culture geek. He is also a survivor of necrotizing fasciitis (flesh-eating bacteria) who uses his story and message to inspire others to adopt The Attitude of Gratitude and positively affect their lives.

Chris helps middle school students develop a grateful attitude so they can lead powerfully impactful lives. He developed The Attitude of Gratitude as he recovered in the hospital, and it not only assisted him in his recovery, but he has also used it to accomplish several goals post-discharge.

A slide from a recent virtual presentation entitled “Your Origin Story”
Here I’m discussing the first night of my life-changing ordeal (you can see my Hulk arm in the upper-left hand corner).

“Pass on perfection, and go for greatness!”

– Chris DT Gordon


Chris has almost 20 years of teaching experience; for the last eight years, he has instructed students as an online special education teacher.

He also possesses years of acting and directing experience, which serves him well when engaging with large audiences.


Chris speaks about rebounding from life-alerting experiences with a grateful attitude and using that mindset to accomplish ambitious personal goals.

He also instruct audiences to “pass on perfection, and go for greatness.” Chasing perfection is often a futile task, yet anyone can attain greatness with consistency and perseverance.


Besides possessing many years of teaching experience, Chris has also directed several high school theatre productions, coached soccer, Mock Trial, and cross country, and facilitated community and school activity groups.

Your first consultation is on me!

Here are just a few of the numerous podcast shows Chris has appeared on as a guest or presenter.