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A little bit about me....
I have been teaching full time for 16 years- 14 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.
Most of the day to day communication, assignment postings, announcements, and most pics and videos will be done via Google Classroom. It is very important that you get the class code and check it on a very regular basis. Click HERE to get more information about Google classroom and for the list of class codes.
8th Grade Page
This page will link you to most of the important information in class. If you are wondering where information might be regarding Google Classroom, Unit, Make Up assignments, class calendar, etc. look HERE.
I am the head cross country coach and our season will be begin on 8/21. I will be creating a Cross Country page which will have all the information regarding the season. If you want to see the schedule, here is a link to the District After School Sports Page.
Phone: (408) 245-0303 x 83261
Prep Period Hours:
My prep period will be 5th period this year. The best time to call me is during my prep period.
MTuF = 11:53-12:39; Th = 11:29-12:52; Wed= No Prep
Click HERE for a copy of the Bell Schedule. My prep is 4th 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.