Waterville Valley Elementary School has a very active PE Program. We like to take advantage of our beautiful surroundings.
This is my ninth year as a PE teacher, where I currently teach at PES and WVES. I also taught as a professor at PSU for eight years. I hold a B.S. in Adventure Education and an MEd in Educational Leadership. I am certified PE K-12 and Wilderness First Responder. I have served in AmeriCorps, been a snowboard coach, led international students of all ages in backcountry experiences and traveled all over Europe on trains, planes, bikes, boats and cars!
If we want to compete, we need to know how to cooperate with each other, first. My style of teaching helps students develop those skills through experiential learning. We'll breathe hard and sweat, but we'll have a lot of fun doing so. One thing I am REALLY good at, is playing!
I can't wait to share some new experiences with you!
K – 2 (Primary) SKILL BASED
In order to participate in a variety of physical activities, the students need to learn basic skills (personal space/body awareness) and movement patterns. The more basic skills they master, the more active choices they will have.
3 – 5 (Intermediate) TEAMWORK & SPORTSMANSHIP
Besides learning skill and health related material, the students will learn the rules of sport and how to effectively communicate and work together to achieve success.
6 – 8 (Middle) FITNESS COMPONENTS & STRATEGIES OF GAME PLAY
At this level we will focus on health related fitness concepts and team/individual game strategies.
Parents and/or guardians will always be the foundation for the success and progress of student achievement. Healthy active examples must be taught and viewed at home and reinforced within the teaching environment to ensure positive growth.
BIKING: In the Fall, students will bike around town, weather permitting.
ICE SKATING: As the cold weather creeps in, students will go to the WV Ice Arena for Ice Skating.
When we return from our Winter Recess in December, we begin our Winter Programs.
XC Skiing: The students will enjoy XC Skiing on the trails in and around Town Square.
Skiing & Snowboarding: Students will enjoy the afternoon at Waterville Valley Ski Resort.
Tennis: In the Spring, as the snow starts to melt, the students learn and play tennis.
Swimming: After the Winter Program, the students will learn and play swimming games at the Athletic Club on Wednesdays.