My name is Debbie Miles and I will be teaching Physical Education at Madison Middle School. I was born in San Jose, California and have had the privilege of living in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Mexico City, Mexico; Brookfield, Connecticut; and Hollister, California. I graduated from BYU - Provo with my Physical Education degree and Spanish teaching minor. My husband, Matt, and I met in college and we have four children. We are a very active family in sports and in the community. It is my pleasure to know many of the children in the district since I have taught P.E. for the past ten years at the following elementary schools: Archer, Burton, Lincoln, and Kennedy. Additionally, I taught part-time at BYU-Idaho for the past four years in the Education Department and coached soccer for fifteen years. Currently, I serve as the President of Rexburg Soccer and a member of the City's Recreation Advisory Board. My philosophy is simple, "Be a friend and get active!" I would like to lead students in activities that are fun, inclusive, highly active, and integrate academic and wellness concepts. Our school is a strong advocate of the Fuel up to Play 60 program that encourages and provides opportunities for our students to make better nutritional food choices and to be active for 60 minutes a day.
Course Description: This course is designed to provide students with a positive movement experience that will last a lifetime. Instructional emphasis will meet Idaho and National Physical Education Content Standards. Areas of focus will include fitness challenges from the five health-fitness related components: flexibility, cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength & endurance and body composition. Additionally, this class is designed to help students apply motor skills, gain appreciation and understanding for personal wellness behaviors including social skills.