Hale Physical Education

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Welcome to Hale PE!

My name is Larissa Parr; I started teaching in Minneapolis in 2009 and came to Hale in 2010, and I love it here! I received my bachelor's degree in Psychology from Boston University, where I was also a member of the Women's Basketball Team. I then got my master's degree in Education with an emphasis in Applied Kinesiology from the University of Minnesota, where I met Ms. Bruun! In my free time I spend time with my son Calvin and my husband Matt. I also play recreational volleyball, basketball and kickball and enjoy riding my road bike. Anything that keeps me active, really! I also love hanging out with my dog, Lola, and she loves hanging out with her best friend Addi (Ms. Bruun's dog). I can be reached by email at Larissa.Parr@mpls.k12.mn.us.

Hi, my name is Ashley Bruun. I've been at Hale since 2012; before that I taught at Minnesota International Middle School from 2009-2012. I received my bachelor's in Kinesiology and my master's in Education with an emphasis in Applied Kinesiology, both from the University of Minnesota, where I was also a member of the Women's Golf Team. In my free time I enjoy playing broomball, golf, tennis, softball and kickball. Ms. Parr and I are actually on the same kickball team! You can reach me at Ashley.Bruun@mpls.k12.mn.us.

Throughout the year in physical education, the students will be actively learning different sports and games. Many of these activities will be incorporating appropriate math and literacy to help aid in your child's learning. We are also focusing on physical fitness and activities, and why they are important in each child's life. Through different teaching techniques, we will ensure a fun, safe and inclusive environment for every Hale student!