Daniel Myers

Daniel Myers

Education

Education
Jul 2011 - Present

M.S. Education

California University of Pennsylvania

I have completed two graduate courses in the School Administration program and look forward to continuing my graduate degree once I am employed as a Physical Educator.

Sep 2005 - Dec 2008

B.S. Health & Physical Education (Minor- Health)

West Chester University of Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania & New Jersey Teacher Certification (Grades K-12),2009
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude

Work History

Work History
Dec 2011 - Present

Long Term Substitute (Elementary School)

Ridley School District

I am currently serving at Edgewood Elementary School as a Health & Physical Educator.

Jan 2009 - Dec 2011

Substitute Teacher

Ridley School District

I served as a building substitute for Ridley School District.

Apr 2011 - Jun 2011

Long Term Substitute (High School)

Ridley School District

I served as a long term substitute at Ridley High School during a maternity leave. I was responsible for teaching 10th-12th grade Physical Education as well as 10th grade Health.

Nov 2010 - Feb 2011

Long Term Substitute (Elementary School)

Ridley School District

I served as a long term subtitute at Amosland Elementary School during a  maternity leave. During this time I was responsible for teaching K-5 Physical Education.

Jun 2007 - Jul 2007

Volunteer Teacher

Global Volunteers

I taught English to Polish, French, and German youth at Camp Reymontowka in Poland.

Summary

“Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand.”

-Chinese Proverb

My philosophies as an educator and as a leader all come back to the aforementioned Chinese proverb in that I feel it is pivotal to not only lead or manage but to involve all stakeholders in creating and attaining a set of goals.

I have been able to work in a variety of educational placements as a Health and Physical Educator that have helped to shape my philosophy on teaching and educational leadership. I have learned that in a diverse profession such as education, it is critical that students, parents, and the community members are involved in the educational process. I believe that lessons should be student centered and I strive to meet their needs, interests and learning styles through the use of differentiated instruction. I am actively searching for employment as a Health & Physical Educator!

Physical Education Philosophy

    Physical Education is instruction based on a curriculum that teaches students how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. A physical education program should ensure success for every student while challenging them to always improve. Physical Education should allow each student to grow in the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains. All students should feel safe and enjoy physical education so that they will use the knowledge and skills acquired in their future!

Professional Involvement

  • Vice President& Co-Founder of the West Chester University Health & Physical Education Club
  • Member of the American Alliance for Health Physical Education Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD)
    • Attended the 2007 AAHPERD National Convention in Baltimore, Maryland.
    • Attended and presented at the 2008 Eastern District Association AAHPERD Convention in New Port, Rhode Island.
  • Member of the Pennsylvania State Alliance for Health Physical Education Recreation and Dance (PSAHPERD)

Certifications

Certifications

Swim Coach Certification

Pennsylvania Special Olympics

PDP Level One Certification

USA Gymnastics
May 2007 - Present

Lifeguard Instructor

American Red Cross
Apr 2007 - Present

Water Safety Instructor

American Red Cross
May 2007 - Present

National Youth Diploma

National Soccer Coaches Association of America
Feb 2006 - Present

Regional Diploma

National Soccer Coaches Association of America