Mr. Aranda

Phone: 520-696-5527


Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Aranda

Please click on the "Online PE" tab to the left for information on Physical Education Enrichment Activities during the COVID-19 school closure.

Classes:                                                 Weight Training and Conditioning                 Team Sports                                      Aquatics/Team Sports

Contact:                                                   (520) 696-5527               

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 church
  • Fitness
  • Nutrition
  • Reading
  • Board Games