“As a physical education teacher at Hoover Middle School, I always create a student-centered learning environment that provides students with the opportunities to learn new skills and enhance previously learned ones. By following the New York State and National Learning Standards for Physical Education, I ensure the safety and well-being of all students. The skills that are learned at Hoover Middle School will become the building blocks of creating a physically educated person. Students will be encouraged and challenged on a daily basis in numerous activities that include, soccer, floor hockey, swimming, table tennis, basketball, softball, team handball, lacrosse, fitness gram testing, and heart rate monitors. Students in my class will learn activities that will hopefully encourage and motivate them to always be active and understand the importance of physical activities, and how being healthy will allow you live a healthy life."