This year, I will be teaching Middle School Health and High School Physical Education. I graduated from Eastern Regional High School in 2007 and attended William Paterson University. While I was there, I played softball and received academic and athletic honors. My second year on the softball team, during Regionals, I suffered an ACL injury. At that time, I transferred to Rowan University to attend to my injuries and continue my education. For the next three years at Rowan University, I continued to play softball and achieve academic excellence. In December of 2012, I graduated with Cum Laude Honors as well as becoming a two-time Academic All-American. I graduated with a BA in Education with a specialization in Health and Physical Education. I also received endorsements in Driver’s Education and Special Education. After completing my student teaching, I was very fortunate to be offered a teaching position at Paulsboro High School!
At Paulsboro High School, I am very involved. Currently, I am the Varsity Assistant Coach for Soccer and Softball. Also, I am the Head Varsity Girl’s Basketball Coach. In the classroom, gymnasium, or on the field, I try to help each student identify their strengths and build upon them. I am very proud of all of my students and the student athletes here at Paulsboro High School!! Paulsboro Pride!!
Education offers students the knowledge and various skills needed to pursue their lifetime goals. Teachers facilitate and enhance students as a whole person by obtaining individual goals and objectives.
All students should be given continuous opportunities to learn the importance of a healthy lifestyle. During the school year, the health and physical education curriculum should help students obtain sufficient knowledge that will help them promote and engage in behaviors such as healthy eating and regular exercise throughout to their entire life.
The curriculum must include content on sports, lifetime activities, and current health issues and be made relevant to real world experiences. Also it will be developmentally appropriate and meet all of the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards.
Instruction and activities should address the individual needs of every student through different teaching strategies and include differentiated instruction. Assessment of the achievement of curriculum objectives should include student reflection by teacher observation, peers, and formal assessment in the areas of psychomotor, cognitive, and affective learning domains.
A quality learning experience is characterized by: maximum student involvement; attention to individual needs, to make sure all students can achieve their fullest potential; maintaining a safe learning environment; and using proper equipment that is age and skill appropriate. A health and physical education class should foster the improvement of skills, attitude, and knowledge for students to lead healthy, productive lives.