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A little bit about me....
I have been teaching full time for 18 years- 16 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 9 years ago achieved a professional goal by accomplishing National Board Certification.
Welcome to my teacher website. I use this is a resource for my parent and student communities. I believe that student learning and growth is fostered from having an abundance of diverse information. I hope that you can find what you need and enjoy the content that I provide.
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 for a list of all the class codes for each period.
Back To School Night Presentation
Click HERE to see the 2021-22 Back To School Night Virtual Presentation that I put together.
6th and 8th Grade Pages
I have created grade level pages where I have content and information specific to the grade level including Units, Run schedules, important links, curriculum content and more. Click the links below to go to the pages:
2020-21 Teaching Assignment
I will be teaching 6 periods of 8th grade. I have been teaching 8th Grade curriculum for all 18 years of my teaching experience. I am very excited to be bringing PE Distance Learning Curriculum to the forefront for the fist time.
Phone: To be determined
Prep Period: 3rd Period (check the DL Schedule to see prep times)
2021-22 Bell Schedule
Click HERE to download and print this year's Bell Schedule.
California PE and SHAPE Content Standards
I am very passionate about designing an innovative curriculum based on the California Physical Education and SHAPE America Physical Education Content Standards. The California Department of Education adopted PE Content Standards over 10 years ago and they have given Physical Education content both credibility and accountability. SHAPE is an advocate for high quality Physical Education and designs curriculum and resources to help guide instruction for the National Standards.
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.