Office: KHS 4407
Phone: (616) 331-8873
Spring/Summer ’21 Office Hours: By appointment. Please contact CLAS advising with urgent issues at email@example.com or (616) 331-8585 or the Movement Science Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (616) 331-3515.
B.S. Kinesiology, University of Minnesota
M.S. Adapted Physical Education, University of Minnesota
Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction, University of New Mexico
Scholarly and Research Interests::
Mentoring and the Student Teaching Experience, Physical Education Pedagogy and Technology Global Experiences in Physical Education, Outdoor and Adventure Educational Opportunities
HPE 195 Introduction to Health and Physical Education
HPE 207 Self-Health and Wellness
HPE 220 Teaching Net/Wall/Target Activities
HPE 230 Teaching Invasion Games
HPE 260 Teaching Outdoor Pursuits
HPE 307 Teaching Physical Education - Secondary
EDI 331 Teacher Assistant Seminar
Why I Became a Physical Educator:
Actually teaching found me! As a child I was always outside playing or participating in a variety of sports, so movement was something I enjoyed. While in college I explored a variety of majors and never "loved" any of the long term jobs that might come from those majors. I was teaching swimming lessons, water aerobics to seniors and life guarding to pay my way through college and I thought, hey I love this, I should be a teacher. That's how I became a PE teacher.
What I Love Most About Our Program:
I love that I am able to work with our HPE students in many classes, out in the field, at conferences and in our fun social events. I think we offer students a variety of opportunities to find their strengths and passion. Each year as groups of students graduate, I'm a little bit sad because I will miss seeing their faces everyday, but then I think about how I get to work with them as they go out and start their own HPE programs and I'm reminded all over again how much I love our GVSU HPE program!