Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year.
Here is some information about me:
- I was born and raised in San Mateo, CA.
- I received my Bachelor Degree in Physical Education and CA Teaching Credential from Chico State University.
- I received my Master's Degree in Organization and Leadership from the University of San Francisco.
- This is my 19th year as an educator. All of those years have been with the Mountain View Whisman School District.
- I enjoy spending time with my wife and our three children.
- I stay active and healthy by going to the gym and running.
- My favorite sports to both play and watch are basketball, football, and golf.
Physical Education Philosophy
The purpose and intent of the Crittenden Middle School Physical Education Department is to provide a sequential program that exposes students to a variety of sports and activities, to foster the development of appropriate physical and social skills, to promote and encourage life long fitness, and to develop an appreciation for a healthy lifestyle.
The social interaction between students is an important and valuable component of Crittenden's Physical Education program. Students will be given educational opportunity to develop fundamental life skills through physical and health related activities which will help enrich the cognitive, social, and physical well- being of each student.
We believe the students who participate in our standards based program will be better prepared to live a disciplined, well- rounded, and enjoyable life.
Your grade in Physical Education is based upon the California Standards for Physical Education categories. These categories and their percentage weights are:
Motor Skills & Concepts= 40%
Fitness Skills & Concepts= 40%
Social Skills & Concepts= 20%
Motor Skills & Concepts: Standards 1 & 2:
"Students demonstrate motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities."
"Students demonstrate knowledge of movement concepts, principles, and strategies as they apply to learning and performance of physical activities."
Fitness Skills & Concepts: Standards 3 & 4:
"Students assess and maintain a level of physical fitness to improve health and performance."
"Students demonstrate knowledge of physical fitness concepts, principles, and strategies to improve health and performance."
Social Skills & Concepts: Standard 5:
"Students demonstrate and utilize knowledge of psychological and sociological concepts, principles, and strategies that apply to learning and performance of physical activity."