Mrs. Catches P.E. Home Page

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Meet Coach Catches: 

Ocean Palms is very special to me, and has been a happy part of my life. I have been teaching Physical Education for 30 years, but have spent the last 19 as an Otter. My sons, Erik and Ryan, were students at OPE when the school opened. They love hearing stories about Ocean Palms. I am fortunate to have a supportive husband who shares my love for the outdoors, relaxing at our country home, and traveling. My hope for the students is that they find a physical activity they enjoy to live a healthy life.

Philosophy: At Ocean Palms, the Physical Education Program contributes to a school mission of developing the whole child – physically, emotionally, socially, and intellectually. We use physical activity and discussion to instill children with the desire to lead healthy, physically active lifestyles. With this goal in mind, children become “physically educated” as a result of participating in a variety of developmentally appropriate activities. The benefits of physical education are for children of all abilities at Ocean Palms.