|Subject / Grade||Physical Education 9-12, Yoga Junior Varsity Girls and Volleyball Coach|
|""Ability is what you are capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it!""|
|-- Lou Holtz|
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Welcome to Arizona College Prep and to Physical Education! I believe that Physical Education is an integral part of the total education process. My program relates to lifetime activities, which can be carried over into their adult life and assist the individual in further development: physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually. I believe this program will challenge each student to reach his/her highest potential and allow opportunities for success and enjoyment.
My Education and Professional Background
I attended Northern Arizona University and earned a Bachelor's degree in Physical Education with a minor in History. I also received my Master's in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Health and Wellness from Northern Arizona University. I started my teaching career in the fall of 1999: 2 years at Gilbert High School, 7 years at Hamilton High School and am one of the original teachers who started Arizona College Prep (Hamilton Prep) in 2007. I have taught Physical Education, aerobics, weight training and health. I also have coached both boys and girls volleyball at many different levels, junior high and high school. I am excited about the opportunity to develop a yoga fitness class here at ACP.
My Educational Philosophy
I am very passionate about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and want to instill these behaviors into my students. With the growing concern of obesity in the United States I feel I need to do my part to arm students with the knowledge to make smart decisions about nutrition and exercise. Yes, we will do team sports throughout the year, but they will also be learning health concepts and nutrition. I also like to incorporate a variety of fitness activities for students who might not be team sport orientated. I hope by doing different activities students will be able to find a form of physical activity that they enjoy and pursue into their adulthood. When this occurs I am a happy coach! A student does not have to be a star athlete to be successful in my class, be present, dressed out and participate in the activities. Physical activity should be fun and challenging at the same time!
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