Health: Take It Personally!
I love teaching Health at Wooster Middle School! I love discussing the benefits to being physically, mentally/emotionally and socially healthy. My seventh grade students will be looking at how being physically active and eating specific foods will improve their overall health. Aside from the “obvious” benefits, students will learn that physical activity can prevent, delay and even reduce the risk of developing diabetes, certain cancers and high / low blood pressure. They will find their body mass indexes or BMI’s, maximum and target heart rates (MHR / THR) for their age. We’ll also be discussing nutrition, specifically the nutritional food guidelines and nutritional fact labels. My eighth grade students will be discussing how their bodies are changing physically, mentally/emotionally and socially as they move through adolescence. They’ll learn that it’s not so easy being an adult and just maybe they should enjoy being a kid a little longer. I'll help them work on handling these changes more easily! I encourage all my students to open as many dialogues as possible with their parents/guardians about the variety of health related topics which we address throughout my class.
Prior to teaching Health, I taught science and math at Wooster Middle School on two different teams. Before coming to Stratford, I taught seventh grade science and math at Long River Middle School in Prospect, CT and two additional years as an eighth grade science teacher at St. Peter School in Bridgeport, CT.
I am proud to say I was born and raised in Stratford, CT. I continued my education at Southern Connecticut State University where I graduated with an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and graduate degree in School Health Education.