About Riesen...
Subject / Grade Physical Education
Room: C30
Phone: (480) 224-3615
Email: Riesen
"If you are afraid to fail, you will never do the things you are capable of doing."
-- John Wooden

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Welcome to Mr. Riesen's PE class. My goal is for students to make healthy choices and develop a positive attitude towards physical activity, and fitness. Students will be encouraged to participate in all activities to the best of their ability. We will be learning a wide variety of skills to help develop the students in competitive sports, and lifetime activities. I look forward to sharing my passion for physical education with the Patterson community.

My Education and Professional Background

I am originally from Madison, Wisconsin and attended undergraduate school in Minneapolis at Augsburg University. In 2014 I received my masters degree from Concordia University in Athletic Administration. This will be my 14 year as a PE teacher. Previous to joining Patterson I spent 13 years teaching in the Laveen school district.

My Educational Philosophy

The purpose of physical education is to teach the whole student. Physical education provides the opportunity to teach students about, movement, strategies, teamwork, and physical fitness. Exposing students to various physical activities, sports, and fitness can provide a gateway to lifetime fitness.

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