My name is Joseph Shelatz. I received my bachelor's degree in Physical Education from Kent State University and My Master's in Health Physical Education Recreation and Dance from Emporia State University. I have been a P.E. and health teacher for the past 9 years and am looking forward to my second year at Piney Branch Elementary this fall.
I am a huge sports fan and follow the Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Cavaliers and Champion Pittsburgh Penguins!!!!
My belief is that every student can and will be successful in physical education. Throughout the year we will explore several different avenues in which the students will learn about Energy Balance, Physical Fitness, Nutrition, Social and Emotional Health, Throwing and Catching Skills and Strategies, Striking Skills and Strategies, Rhythm and Dance, and Outdoor Pursuits. Through the activities that students participate in they will learn not only the physical skills necessary to participate in and enjoy a healthy active lifestyle but also the why behind it. Why is it important to be physically fit? What role does proper nutrition play in being active?, and What can I do to enjoy physical activity outside of the classroom?