Hello, my name is Ms. Clark, I am currently a proud teacher at Natomas Pacific Pathways Preparatory Middle School. I teach Physical education, though my initial career in human movement was as a personal trainer/fitness professional. During those 12 years, I had the chance to see the impact of inactivity on adullts’ health, achievement, and self-esteem. In general, if you avoided being active you suffered greatly as you got older. I decided that my love for movement would be better spent in the schools with children. I attended California State University, Sacramento–Go Hornets– I earned a bachelors degree of science in Kinesiology. There I also, attended one of the few credential programs in the country dedicated specifically to Movement Pedagogy. I have been with Np3 for 9 years and am a proud parent of 2.
We all need to take care of ourselves in a way that ensures the ability to take on all kinds of stress, academics, sports, career, and social. Vocabulary for Leader in ME calls this care for ourselves Sharpening the Saw (Habit 7). Our Physical education class is a path to developing the whole child. Physical education is no longer about running a mile and dressing out. Properly taught movement develops the brain pathways and reinforces appropriate social behavior. It also solidifies other academic content and bridges content with the “real world”. It gives our children the tools to combat obesity, type-2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, growing issues in our youth population. I hope you find it helpful and feel free to email me with any contributions to the site you may have.
Physical Education Class Mission
We honor growth,
The body is always moving,
We determine the direction!
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- Phone: 916-567-5740 ext. 6228
- Office Hours: 7:30-8:00am Monday-Friday