Grade/school: Kindergarten through fourth-grade physical education at Monon Trail Elementary.
Number of years teaching: One.
Background/schooling (college & high school): Fishers High School and earned a bachelor’s in physical education (K-12) from Ball State.
Why did you become a teacher? I knew from a young age that I wanted to become a teacher and a coach. I had a few teachers who inspired me and had a big impact on me and I want to try and do the same with my students and athletes.
What goals do you have for your students? My goal is to teach my students to demonstrate the ability at many different psychomotor skills, and to understand and apply the cognitive concepts that they understand and can apply. I want them to find enjoyment through physical activity that will last a lifetime.
What do you encourage parents to do at home to help their children strengthen particular skills? I would like my parents to stress the importance of exercise and nutrition. As families take time to participate at least 30 to 60 minutes a day in activity together.
What is your favorite movie? “Moneyball.”
Who is your favorite musician or band? I like all kinds of music.
What’s something your students might not know about you? I am a huge baseball junkie. I coach an 18U baseball team and work for a high school baseball recruiting service called Prep Baseball Report.