Phy Ed- Greg

Recently, I was an Elementary Physical Education Teacher at Earle Brown Elementary School, Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.  I have twenty eight plus years teaching experience with twenty five of those years at Earle Brown Elementary.  In addition, I have been an coach for over twenty eight years and coached a variety of sports: Football, Basketball , Baseball, Volleyball, Softball during my career as well.   I am a member of the National Education Association and recently have been asked to take the lead in forming an Ethnic Minority Association Committee (EMAC) in the state of Minnesota.  Earle Brown has just received the honor of being named an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, with the mission of Learning Together to Develop a Better World.  It is a philosophy that promotes multi-cultural learning.  The IB program is a good fit with my personal philosophy as I have a keen interest in multi-cultural education as it relates to physical education.

 

In 2006, I traveled to Beijing, China with People to People as part of the physical education delegation where I had the opportunity to learn Chinese physical education philosophy. Upon my return, I was able to integrate some of what I learned into our current curriculum.  In my role as Physical Education Teacher, I have taught students not only about the importance of fitness but also about the importance of nutrition and other factors that contribute to one’s holistic health. 

 

I have successfully managed multiple tasks at once as a teacher and coach.  I am actively helping in Minnesota Education Association in developing mandatory Physical Education in the schools. Also, I am very interested in keeping Physical Education in the urban areas knowing that exercise and eating health reduces stress, inflating numbers for type 1 and 2 diabetes, hypertension heart disease and obesity indicates we aren't doing enough.