Michelle Gerard

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Michelle Gerard

EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE

Bachelor of Health Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

Major and Certification: K-12 Physical Education

TEACHING EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Canyon del Oro High School, Tucson, AZ – 2004 to present

  • Physical Education Department Head
  • Adaptive Special Physical Education Instructor
  • Link Crew Coordinator/Advisor
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes Sponsor
  • District Wide Elementary Track Meet Coordinator
  • Red Cross CPR First Aid Instructor

Copper Creek Elementary School, Tucson, AZ – 1993 to 1996, 1999 to 2004

COACHING EXPERIENCE

Track and Field Coach (Canyon del Oro High School, Tucson, AZ – 2002 to present)

    • 1st Place Girl’s State Championship – 2011
    • 2nd Place Girl’s State Championship – 2010
    • 2nd Place Boy’s State Championship – 2010
    • 2nd Place Boy’s State Championship – 2007
    • 1st Place Girl’s State Championship – 2006

Volleyball Coach 

  • Junior Varsity/Freshman/Strength & Conditioning

Teaching Philosopy

My goal is to offer a well-rounded education to my students by incorporating such subjects as anatomy, nutrition, current and healthy exercise trends, health awareness, goal setting, and self-reflection in all of my classes.  In Physical Education, students come to class with a range of ability levels, different learning styles, and pre-conceived notions of what “PE” is going to be like. Because of this huge range of ability levels, learning styles, and notions, I continuously look for ways to motivate and inspire ALL my students to develop a love for health and fitness.