Mr. Stepanian - PE

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Mr. Stepanian



This is my 7th year at Forest Park. I worked in the financial industry for 10 years before returning to school in 2008 to pursue my career in teaching. It was the best decision I have ever made.
I live in Concord with my wife, Jill and my beagle, Maggie.  I love to play golf and read in my free time. I am an avid sports fan and love my Tar Heels, NY Giants and St. Louis Cardinals.

College(s) Attended/Degrees Earned:
May 2010 - University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC Teaching Certification in Physical Education (K-12)
December 1996 - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Bachelor of Arts and Sciences, Physical Education, Health and Human Performance
Educational Philosophy/Vision:

I fully believe that Physical Education is EDUCATION. Everyone benefits from knowing how to stay active and take care of themselves. We participate in activities that students can do their entire lives, not just in PE class. I encourage my students to stay active daily and that PE class for 45 minutes a week isn't nearly enough. I also incorporate a great amount of Character education in my 3rd and 4th grade classes. I believe that children learn things through sports, competitive or not, that they will not learn in any other part of their lives. Teamwork, sportsmanship, encouragement, self control, and effort are things that I focus on daily with my students. 
Things parents can do to help:  Students should always remember to wear tennis shoes on their PE day. Also encourage your children to be active at least 45-60 minutes everyday. Plan activities to keep them away from their video games and television and make sure to have healthy snacks for them to eat after physical activity.

Online Resources: PE Central


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