About Karen Hadland...
Position: Health/PE Teacher, Head Swim Coach
Welcome to my Perry Comprehensive Health and PE teacher page - Glad you are part of our Puma Nation!
My Education and Professional Background
Information about me:
I started my first half of childhood in Michigan City, Indiana (a small town on Lake Michigan near Chicago.) I moved to Las Vegas, Nevada to graduate high school (Chaparral - go Cowboys!) and then continued my educational journey at UNLV. I married my High school sweetheart, stayed home with 3 kids and finished my bachelors degree in Accounting/Business Administration from Lakeland College in Wisconsin. I have worked as a lifeguard, administrative assistant, EMT, swim instructor, swim coach, and pool manager for many years when I decided to get my masters degree in Physical Education. I was hired on in the PE department at South Valley Junior high and was there for over 12 years. I am so lucky to be over here and be a part of the Perry Pumas! I have been a high school swim coach for the past 20 years. I am a avid mountain bike rider, wakesurfer, wakeboarder, snow skier and pilot.
My Educational Philosophy
I believe students should be taught in a motivating manner and teach skills for life.