|Subject / Grade||Physical Education Specialist|
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Since opening the school back in 2002, I have always enjoyed working with the students here at Liberty, and I look forward to working with your children again this year in PE! We will try new things. We will work hard. We will do our best. We will have FUN!
My Education and Professional Background
Before working towards my Principal Certification, I earned a M.Ed. in Leadership and a second M.Ed. in Human relations from NAU. Before that, ‘back in the day,’ I earned a BA in Secondary Education, Physical Education from ASU. I have also enjoyed serving the community in various venues including serving on the AzAHPERD board (Arizona Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance) from 2005 through 2010.
My Educational Philosophy
The PE curriculum used in Chandler, "Dynamic Physical Education," focuses on "fitness for life.” In the program, children are exposed to a wide variety of activities (and no, Dodge ball isn’t one of them). :o) The program is process oriented rather than product oriented to encourage active participation of all students. PE is taught in a positive environment where all children have the opportunity to experience success and gain skills helping them maintain an active lifestyle in the future. As in a regular classroom at Liberty, expectations are high as there are educational and curricular content and standards to be covered. All students will be expected to participate to the best of their abilities and respect is a must. With everyone respectful and working hard, though we may not get to do everyone’s favorite sport, we will do many sport related skills and activities for everyone …while having a lot of fun doing them!
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