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Celebrating Career Tech Education September Career of the Month September is School Attendance Awareness Month The Firebirds Opened the 2017 Football Season with the Traditional Fairmont vs. Alter Game The 2017-18 Marching Firebirds are 271-Musicians Strong! Van Buren Middle School Turf Field at Roush Stadium, Home of the Firebirds The Fairmont Marching Firebirds are 280-Students Strong! Fairmont's USB Donated $10,000 to the Kettering Veteran's and Inventors Walk and Attended the Park's Dedication Firebird Football Kettering Bus Drivers Log more than 600,000 Route Miles a Year Kettering has Once Again Been Named a 'Best Communities for Music Education' Fairmont Park, Home of Firebird Soccer, Field Hockey and Lacrosse We are FIREBIRDS! Indian Riffle's Firebird Chorus Sings "God Bless America" at the Dedication of the Veteran's and Inventors Walk at Delco Park A Kettering Teacher Works One-on-One with her Student Veteran's Day Program 2016 at Oakview Elementary School Dan Nicora leads a Band Class at Van Buren Middle School VBMS Students Showing their Spirit Photo of the computer lab at Van Buren High School
Celebrating Career Tech Education September Career of the Month September is School Attendance Awareness Month The Firebirds Opened the 2017 Football Season with the Traditional Fairmont vs. Alter Game The 2017-18 Marching Firebirds are 271-Musicians Strong! Van Buren Middle School Turf Field at Roush Stadium, Home of the Firebirds The Fairmont Marching Firebirds are 280-Students Strong! Fairmont's USB Donated $10,000 to the Kettering Veteran's and Inventors Walk and Attended the Park's Dedication Firebird Football Kettering Bus Drivers Log more than 600,000 Route Miles a Year Kettering has Once Again Been Named a 'Best Communities for Music Education' Fairmont Park, Home of Firebird Soccer, Field Hockey and Lacrosse We are FIREBIRDS! Indian Riffle's Firebird Chorus Sings "God Bless America" at the Dedication of the Veteran's and Inventors Walk at Delco Park A Kettering Teacher Works One-on-One with her Student Veteran's Day Program 2016 at Oakview Elementary School Dan Nicora leads a Band Class at Van Buren Middle School VBMS Students Showing their Spirit Photo of the computer lab at Van Buren High School
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 Graduate of Kettering City Schools

Undergraduate:

            The Ohio State University: dec. major pre-Physical Therapy

            Wright State University: Bachelor of Science of Education:

                        Major - Physical Education; minors - Health, Athletic Training

Graduate School:

            Miami University: 
                 Master of Science - Dual Major:

                      Exercise Science, Health Appraisal & Enhancement

            United States Sports Academy:
                 (Declared) Masters of Sports Medicine

            University of Dayton:

                Master of Science; Exercise Science

                Master of Educational Leadership 

                        Principal Licensure 2011-12 (anticipated)

 

Personal trivia:

Nationally Certified (1986) Athletic Trainer
State Licensed (AT 425) Athletic Trainer

My Parents, siblings & I, as well as my son are graduates of Kettering City Schools too. My dad’s oldest brother (Uncle UD) plowed and planted the practice and game athletic fields of Fairmont until the school was built 1958-9. I served KCS as athletic trainer from 1987-1996 on those same fields. Prior to coming back home to Kettering, I was the assistant athletic trainer at Oakwood High School from 1983-1985. I left to go to Miami University as an athletic trainer graduate assistant in recreational sports for 1986-87.

I anticipated becoming a teacher in Oakwood after working with Roger Pack and the teachers for 2 years (1987-89) but life again turned me back home. I took my regular teaching contract with Kettering in summer of 1989. I taught elementary physical education (6 years at Southdale!!). I then began to teach health & physical education at Fairmont for 12 years. I am currently teaching physical education full time at Van Buren.

Both my parents began their junior high-high school career at Van Buren - Barnes, then to the newly opened Fairmont. My mom was the first graduating class of Fairmont West and my dad was the second. Funny how life twists and turns you around so you almost end up where you really began.


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