John Sedgwick Junior High - Physical Education
9th Grade PE
Thank you for taking the time out of your day to view my website. I am very excited to be teaching Physical Education at John Sedgwick Junior High. The 9th grade Physical Education classes focus on The Five Components of Fitness and Strength Training Principles with the intent to promote lifelong fitness for the student.
This past year I taught Adaptive PE, Fitness and Weights classes at South Kitsap High School; while coaching Cross Country and Track and Field. The previous two years I taught Health and Physical Education at Cedar Heights Junior High, as well as coaching Track and Field. I received my Bachelor's degree from Western Washington University and my Master's degree in Health and Physical Education from Central Washington University.
My teaching philosophy is that students are the ones that make the choices in their lives and it is my job to give them a variety of viewpoints, information and ideas to think about. I believe that the reason we teach is to help prepare students for the “real world” and that is why I love the idea that play and recreation can help accomplish this. The more students are exposed to different aspects of physical education and health the more opportunities are opened to them later in life. With this exposure, they are more likely to find a lifelong activity they can pursue, join teams, pick up games and keep themselves healthy.
My teaching style is one in which students feel comfortable approaching me and discussing the subject, as well as other issues that arise. I value building personal relationships with students and creating an environment in which they are aware of what is expected of them and how they are measuring up to my expectations; as well as them learning personal responsibility through physical activity. It is important that all students feel safe, respected and valued and that they, in turn, display these same qualities towards everyone in the learning environment. To keep student interest high, I feel that it is important to vary the activities provided as well as look for new ideas to incorporate and ways to improve on long standing traditional subject areas.
Thanks for your time,