Mr. Aranda

Phone: 520-696-5527


Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Aranda

Please click on the "Online PE" tab to the left for information on my Physical Education classes during the Spring 2020 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 

Professional 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.

My Hobbies and Interests

-Investing time with my family and church
-Board Games