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Hello and welcome back to Howard Norman Elementary for the 2018-2019 school year! I am Jim Hawarny, but you can call me Coach H. This will be my 2nd year teaching at Howard Norman Elementary, and my 5th year teaching overall.
I have a strong passion for physical education starting in early development so we can build healthy habits that last for life. I earned my undergraduate degree in from Oakland University, and earned my Masters of Science in Kinesiology from Dallas Baptist University in 2015. I have earned several certificates and completed trainings with organizations like USA Track & Field, University of Texas CLEAT program, and USA Track & Cross Country Coaches Association.
My focus is to create an open environment where students can experiment with the movements and not feel pressured. So many of the activities we'll be doing this year are completely new to the kids, they should have the opportunity to make mistakes without judgment, grow through practice, and make positive memories while being active. I'm very happy and grateful to be joined by Coach Medina.