About Collins...
Subject / Grade Physical Education and AVID
Room: 51 (AVID) & 23 (PE)
Phone: (480) 883-5353
Email: Collins
"Life is about making an impact, not making an income"
-- Kevin Kruse

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Sixth, seventh and eighth grade physical education at Andersen Junior High School focuses on improving students' physical fitness, promoting healthy habits to meet long-term fitness goals, and practicing skills and concepts integral to both team and individual sports, such as commitment, determination, and cooperation. PE can be taken for a full year or a single semester. Each quarter contains three, three-week sports/fitness units, and not a single unit is repeated throughout the year.

My Education and Professional Background

Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education, specialization in language arts from Oakland University. In 1999, I began teaching language arts to sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students at D.W. Higgins Institute in Tempe, AZ. I moved to the Chandler Unified School District, and I began teaching seventh grade language arts at Andersen Junior High School in 2002. I transitioned from teaching language arts into coaching physical education in 2006. I have also coached boys and girls basketball since 1999.

My Educational Philosophy

I believe that the content being taught to students needs to be relevant to their current lives and is taught in a way that can produce measurable outcomes that display rate of growth.

The Choice is Yours!  Why Choose AJHS?

The success of a school is dependent on a variety of components, but none more important than the faculty that is significantly helping in determining the direction of the students and the content they are learning. The dedication of this school's staff goes well beyond ordinary; each staff member has committed themselves to do their absolute best on a daily basis. With the implementation of such programs as academic enrichment classes and the Responsible Thinking classroom management system, Andersen Junior High has succeeded in helping serve the students of our school and our surrounding community.

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