What is your job title: Physical education teacher
Number of years in profession: 28 years
How did you get into this profession: I joined FTA (Future Teacher Association) in high school and helped teachers on a daily basis. I liked it and went that direction in college.
What is the most rewarding part of your job? When I hear students talking about getting into shape, setting fitness goals and then noting improvements and growth during their school years at CMS.
Briefly describe you most heartwarming teaching/student experience. I enjoy hearing from former students or meeting them when they are older, to see how much they have grown up. And to see them with families of their own is amazing.
What is a teaching tool or method that is unique to you? I like to get to know each student on a one-on-one basis -- their likes, dislikes, humor, ways of learning, etc.
What is one thing about your profession that you wish the public at large understood? That they are welcome to visit classes and teachers anytime and should feel comfortable with this.
What are you favorite activities when you are not at school? Being with family or friends and outdoor sports sounds great!
What do you like most about Craig Middle School? Believe me, there is never a dull moment! The staff and students are awesome!