Hello and welcome to my homepage! My name is Pam Watson and I have the VERY fun job of teaching your child how to stay healthy and fit while participating in creative and challenging physical activities. While my teaching always emphasizes good sportsmanship and self-responsibility, my classes also address motor and manipulative skills, cooperative problem solving and team building, physical fitness, and game strategy tactics. However, the most important rule to follow in my class is: We have fun!
I have been a "traveling teacher" for Kettering City Schools since 1997 with Orchard Park Elementary being my "home school". I also teach at Oakview Elementary, and have also taught at Moraine Meadows and J.F. Kennedy Elementary Schools as well as Van Buren Middle School. I am one of the Physical Education Coordinators for Kettering City Schools and help organize and run the Jump Rope for Heart events (October), District-wide Field Days (May), and end of school year "Fun Field Days".
As a physical education teacher in Ohio, I am responsible for teaching and assessing students using the Physical Education Academic Content Standards as approved by the Ohio Department of Education in 2009. Briefly, these standards address competency in motor skills, applying motor skills appropriately, physical fitness, personal and social behavior, and the values of being physically active. If you would like to get detailed information about these standards, please visit the Ohio Department of Education website at ode.state.oh.us.
Before moving to Ohio in 1992, I lived in Northern Virginia where I worked in the recreational, coaching, and physical fitness fields. I received my undergraduate degree in Health and Physical Education from the College of William and Mary and my Master's degree in Physical Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I am married with two children. My husband is a professor at the University of Dayton School of Law and both our son and daughter attended Ohio State University. Go Flyers! Go Bucks!
I look forward to teaching your child this year! Keep moving!