Health & PE

In this required course, students will develop proficiency in a variety of movement forms to gain competence towards lifetime physical activities. Students will develop the knowledge and skills to enhance mental and emotional well-being, as well as their personal and consumer health. Other study areas include healthy and effective interpersonal communication and relationship skills; self-management skills in the areas of nutrition and physical activity for healthy growth, development, and maintenance; and the danger related to substance abuse.

Each year UCHS participates in the program “Relationships” as part of the Teen Series specially designed for 9th graders. The course is presented by educators from the Council on Adolescents of Catawba County who have been specifically trained in this area. A copy of the curriculum for this program is available in the school office if you wish to review the curriculum in person. 

Pre-requisites and further details can be found in COURSE CATALOG.


B.A.  Biology Education, Appalachian State University  1980
M.S  Science Education, Montana State University  2003

National Board For Professional Teaching Standards AYA Science 2004, renewed until 2024
School Administration, Appalachian State University 2009

Director, Alexander County Schools Alternative Learning Program 2006-2015
Science Teacher, Alexander Central High School  1992-2015
Science Teacher, West Alexander Middle School 1985-1992
Science Teacher, Wilmington Laney High School 1984-1985
Science Teacher, Dorm Parent,  The Patterson School   1982-1984
Science Teacher, Edneyville High School 1979-1981

Chess Club Advisor