About Mr. Brian Riesen...
Position: P.E. Teacher
Welcome to Haley Physical Education! I am very excited to be here at Haley and getting to know and build relationships with all of my students and community. This will be my 16th year in education. I moved from Madison, Wisconsin 16 years ago…… Go Badgers, Bucks, and of course Green Bay Packers! (Yes I am a CheeseHead)!
My Education and Professional Background
I began my teaching career 16 years ago teaching K-8 in the Laveen Elementary school district. Most recently I have taught at Patterson Elementary and Rice Elementary in the Chandler district. Basketball is one of my passions. I coached at the high school level for 10 years and the club level for 8 years. In addition to coaching, I have trained student athletes and helped them achieve their dream of playing in college or overseas.
My Educational Philosophy
My major focus will be to make physical education class as enjoyable as possible. This goal starts by providing a safe and comfortable environment. This occurs when every student feels physically and emotionally safe. I can provide students with the means and knowledge for living a healthy, active lifestyle. Students will be encouraged to find individual ways that work for them to stay fit in a safe fashion, both physically and emotionally.