Welcome to the Haley Physical Education Department. My name is Mrs. Burton, and I have been teaching here at Haley since we opened our doors in 2008. Physical Education here at Haley is available to all K-6th grade students twice in a six day rotation for 30 minutes. The curriculum is activity based, but students will also learn how to be a team player, how their body works, and why it is important to take care of their body now while they are still young.
My Education and Professional Background
I graduated from New Mexico State University with a Bachelors of Science in Education. I completed my Masters of Curriculum and Instruction from Northern Arizona University. I have been teaching in the Chandler District Since 1999, and before that I was a classroom teacher for Las Cruces Public Schools in New Mexico.
My Educational Philosophy
As a physical education teacher I believe that my job is to expose children to as many opportunities to be physically active as I can. My goal is for my students to find an activity that they like to do that they can continue to do for a lifetime. It is important to me that they understand that the choices that they make now will affect them for the rest of their lives, and if they choose to be physically active then it will help them live a longer and more productive life.
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