I graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2004 and began teaching for Portland Public School in 2005. I have to say I absolutely love my job and feel so grateful to live and work in such a great community. My philosophy of teaching physical education centers from fitness and developing a healthy lifestyle. Sportsmanship and treating each other with common decency regardless of ability is very crucial to success in class. Effort/attitude is key.
I enjoy coaching Volleyball and Track at the Middle School level and encourage my students to find an activity or sport that is right for them.
My husband and I together have six children that keep us extremely busy! Our favorite family activities are biking, sledding, fishing, and watching movies together.
When I do have free time I enjoy running on the river trail, cooking, skiing, yoga, dining out with my husband, and enjoying the outdoors.
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