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A little bit about me....
I am a National Board Certified Teacher and have been teaching physical education full time for 19 years- 17 of them at Cupertino Middle School. I consider myself very lucky to have landed this job and be able to work in a community that places so much value on learning and hard work. I have 2 undergraduate degrees, one in Political Science from UC Berkeley and one in Kinesiology from San Jose State University. I also received my teaching credential from San Jose State University and 4 years ago achieved a professional goal by accomplishing National Board Certification.
Teaching Assignment (6th and 8th Grade)
For the 2022/23 school year, I will be teaching 3 periods of 6th grade and 3 periods of 8th grade. I have a lot of experience and curriculum developed for both grade levels and love the balance of the younger kids with the older kids.
The curriculum that I offer for the grade levels is significantly different for the students are at different cognitive and social emotional levels. For each grade level, I have created a separate webpage that provides important information/dates for class as well as a learning center for assignments, make up work, policies and procedures. To check out the different pages, click on the links below?
Most of the day to day communication, assignment postings, announcements, and most pics and videos will be done via Google Classroom. Students will be given the codes to their PE Google Classroom and parents will be sent an invite to join. This is the most important tool that I use in class to provide information to students.
CMS After School Sports Coaching
I am the head coach for Cross Country (Season 1) and Track and Field (Season 5). I have been coaching both of these sports every year that I have been at CMS and love it. I start the year with Cross Country and finish the year with Track & Field.
Cross Country starts on Tuesday, 8/23 this year so if you are interested in enrolling your athlete(s) on the team, click this Cross Country Page to get all of the information that you need.
Although Track and Field is at the end of the school year, starting in March/April timeframe, you can click HERE to get information.
Phone: (408) 245-0303 x 83261
Prep Period Hours:
My prep period will be 6th period this year.
6th Grade Periods: 1, 2, 4
8th Grade Periods: 3, 5, 7
Click HERE for a copy of the Bell Schedule. My prep is 6th period.
California PE Standards
Click HERE to link to the California Physical Education State standards adopted by California Department of Education. We design all of our curriculum based on these state standards. A quality Physical Education program is our philosophy.
Flipped Learning Environment
In an effort to continually evolved my curriculum to enhance student learning, I adopted the Flipped Learning Environment approach to my curriculum. When you Flip curriculum, you provide differentiated curriculum and resources to students ahead of time, often times online, to allow students time to preview what they will be learning. Most of the written homework assignments that I give require students to review presentation materials, watch videos, practice movements to prepare for an upcoming unit or learning objective. This allows me the opportunity to get more creative, innovate and deeper in critical thinking concepts in the classroom as well as set up a student-centered learning environment.