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About me:

I teach 6th-8th grade Physical Education, coach 8th grade boys track, and run the fitness club at James Hart School. I love being outdoors and spending time with my family. I am married to a wonderful woman and have four wonderful children. I received my Bachelor Degree in Physical Education Teacher Education at Illinois State University and have my Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from American College of Education.


My personal and departmental mission statement:

All students will be trained in the process of becoming physically fit, active and healthy for life. To reinforce this we teach from a sport ed. model three days out of the week. This is where the students are introduced to various sports and activities. The students also participate in fitness based activities two days out of the week. Students work on the five components of Fitness (muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, and body composition) during this time.