Coach Freitas, K-8 Physical Education
I want to inspire my students to lead active and healthy lifestyles (Lifelong commitment towards improving mental and physical health). As a teacher, I really cherish the moment(s) when students master a fundamental skill within a particular sport. Seeing them succeed, work hard, and overcome adversity is why I truly love teaching physical education.
1) When I was younger (toddler), I met Will Smith and his family while swimming at the Fairmount Kea Lani in Maui.
2) When I was in elementary school, I had an ablation done to fix an irregular heartbeat (tachycardia). If I did not have this procedure done, I would have had to take medication for the rest of my life and not be able to participate in most sports/physical activities.
3) Everyone in my immediate family is a teacher. My father is a physical education teacher and athletic director, my mother is a 5th grade teacher, and my sister is a 3rd grade teacher.