Hello, I am Anthony Hall, the new Physical Education and Spanish teacher.
I grew up in Mountain View CA and graduated High School from Mountain View High School in 2005. That same year I also received my Eagle Scout award from the Boy Scouts of America. I Went to junior college at Foothill College and De Anza College simultaneously and competed on the Track & Field team at De Anza in 2006. I then took a 2 year break from education and served a 2 year mission in Guatemala (Dec 2006-Dec 2008). I learned to read, write, and speak Spanish while I was there. After those 2 years I returned to De Anza College to finish my Track & Field eligibility as a Decathlete and team captain. I graduated with my Associates degree in Liberal Arts Degree in 2011. I then transferred to California State University Stanislaus to pursue my education. In 2014 I graduated with my Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. I then graduated the following year 2015 with my California Teaching Credential also from CSU Stanislaus. This is my first year as a teacher and I am excited for the opportunity to teach here at Sacred Heart!
I married my wife, Charity, in December of 2010 in Oakland CA. Since then we have been blessed with 2 beautiful daughters. Our oldest is Camberly, 2, and our newest addition, Hayley, was just introduced to the world in October of 2015.
My basic goals for Physical Education are for all the students to participate in physical activities to increase their fitness levels as well as their skill abilities in a variety of sports and games. One big goal I have for grades 3 to 8 is to measure their fitness level at the beginning of the year, another time during the year (around Jan or Feb) and one final time at the end of the year to track the students’ improvements and growth. I will allow them to review the progress they have made and discuss why they think they have improved. I want activities to be as fun and enjoyable as possible for all students. Every class will incorporate some component of physical fitness and I expect each child to do their best regardless of their skill level compared to the rest of the class.
My Spanish classes will focus on basic conversational Spanish for most grades as well as getting into reading and writing with the upper grades (6th – 8th). I want to be able to spend a lot of time practicing the language in class with partners, groups, or as a class. Homework will not be a big part of the class. Some homework may be assigned depending on what is covered in class.
I hope your children are able to enjoy my classes. If you have any questions or concerns you may contact me at email@example.com