Mr. Aranda

Phone: 520-696-5527

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Aranda

"Weight Training and Conditioning," "Team Sports," and "Aquatics/Team Sports" Classes

Phone Number: (520) 696-5527

Contact Me: daranda@amphi.com

Education

B.S. Exercise and Sports Science, University of Arizona 1991

M.A. Educational Leadership, Northern Arizona University 1999

Prior Experience

Amphi Middle School (1991-1999)

  • Physical Education Teacher
  • Health Education Teacher

Amphi High School (1999-current)

  • Physical Education Teacher

 

Defining Moment in my Education

When I was about to begin high school, a coach called me up and said I was on his cross country team. I had not signed up but said "OK" not knowing what I was getting myself into. He trained, supported, and encouraged me throughout high school in cross country, track, and life. I spent all my time with my friends on the team throughout high school and made great lasting friendships. I began high school with a history of struggling in my classes and getting into trouble regularly. I ended high school a radically different person: doing well in school, having really good friends, and an athletic scholarship to college. My coach was a significant part of my transformation and I hope to influence my students for the better as well.

 

Core Educational Beliefs

Every student should have the opportunity to participate in quality physical education.

Components of a High-quality Physical Education Program:

  • Opportunity to Learn
  • Meaningful Content
  • Appropriate Instruction
  • Student and Program Assessment

Quality physical education programs help all students develop:

  • Health-related fitness
  • Physical competence
  • Cognitive understanding
  • Positive attitudes about physical activity

...So that they can adopt healthy and physically active lifestyles.

 

Hobbies and Interests

  • Investing time with my family and my church
  • Reading
  • Exercise
  • Tech Gadgets