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"Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity." - John F. Kennedy

I am very excited to be here at St. Michael's Catholic School.  I was a double major at The University of St. Thomas in health and physical education where I received my B.A. back in 2007.  I went on and got my M.A. of Education in 2010 from Saint Mary's University.  I have a passion for being physically active and have recently received my licensure for being a Personal Trainer.  I have taught at St. Louis Park Junior High, Twin Oaks Middle School and Prior Lake High School; as a health and physical education teacher.  I have been married to my wonderful husband for 5 years now and we love spending time with our Old English Bulldog, Chewy.  I love spending time with family and friends, going on vacations, watching movies, and most of all EXERCISING! 

PHILOSOPHY OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM:

As the Physical Education teacher at St. Michael Catholic School (Prior Lake), I will provide students with the skills necessary to:  participate in a variety of activities, help students understand the value of daily physical activity and teach students positive habits and skills necessary for lifelong wellness. 

Through these physical activities and working with others in a positive environment, students will learn the value of being physically fit.  Based on the Catholic Teachings, students will care and respect the dignity of others, as well as themselves.  They will also demonstrate responsible decision making skills and conflict resolution.


Physical Education Outcomes (K-8)

1.     Demonstrate competency in many movement forms and proficiency in a few movement forms.

2.     Applies movement concepts and principles to the learning and development of motor skills.

3.     Exhibits a physically active lifestyle.

4.     Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.

5.     Demonstrates responsible personal and social behavior in physical activity settings.

6.     Demonstrates understanding and respect for differences among people in physical activity settings.

7.     Understandings that physical activity provides for opportunities for enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and social interaction.