Healthful Living / Physical Education
Welcome to the Healthful Living & Physical Education Department!
Whereas Health and Physical Education is a required course for graduation, our department offers a variety of elective classes for students to utilize in an effort to become more health-educated, active, and fit. These classes focus on the physical, mental, emotional, and social development of students. Physical activity, as it attempts to encourage growth, development, and movement, is an integral part of the educational process and is closely allied with academic progress. It is the goal of our Physical Education department for students to not only learn important components of healthful living but to physically translate into a healthy lifestyle during adulthood.
1998 Graduate of Catawba College
Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education
I began my teaching career in 1999 as an elementary Physical Education teacher at Monroe Avenue Elementary School in Hamlet, North Carolina. In 2002, my husband and I moved to Kannapolis. At A.L. Brown I teach Health, Physical Education, and Adapted Physical Education. I am also a co-advisor for the Homecoming Committee.
In high school I was fortunate enough to be a member of two state championship softball teams and later played as an outfielder for the Catawba Indians for four years. I coached JV basketball at Alleghany High School for one season before moving to Richmond County. From 2002 until 2004 I was an assistant coach for the Lady Wonder softball team. In 2005 I became the head softball coach. I stepped down from coaching in 2012 to support my son's inherited love of sports. Although I am an avid sports fan of any type, Wonder football and softball are close to my heart!
Bachelor of Science in Education from East Tennessee State, 1999
Bachelor of Arts in Health / Physical Ed. Lenoir-Rhyne College
Elementary PE Teacher - CC Wright Elementary School, 1991-1992
Health / PE Teacher - Wilkes Central High School, 1992-1993
Biology / PE Teacher - Richmond Sr High School, 1993 - 1997
Assistant Strength Coach - UNC Chapel Hill, 1998-2000
Physical Education Teacher - A.L. Brown, 2000-Present
Educational Biography:B.A. in Health and Education from Lenoir Rhyne College
M. Ed. from UNC-Charlotte (Health and P. E. with an emphasis in curriculum and instruction)
Educational Experiences:I have taught for 37 years in Kannapolis City Schools.
I coached my first 24 years
Head Track coach from 1974-1997
Assistant Football coach 1974-1997 (Coached linebackers for 20 years)
Organized the first cross country program at A. L. Brown.
Advisor to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes
BS Health and Physical Education Mars Hill College
25 years of teaching experience
16 years Head Varsity Boys Basketball Coach.
Graduated from Alleghany High School in 1992
Received Bachelors degree from Appalachian State University in Physical Education with concentration in History 1996.
Received Masters of School Administration from Western Carolina in 2010.
Permanent Substitute at Alleghany High School Spring 1997.
Strength and Conditioning at Richmond Senior High 1997-2002.
Strength and Conditioning, World Cultures, Lifetime Sports, and Healthful Living at A.L. Brown 2002-present.
Assistant Athletic Director A.L. Brown 2006-2011.
Athletic Director 2011-present
Have coached football, softball, JV Men's basketball, and Head Men's Track coach throughout career.
Proud to be part of Kannapolis City Schools family.
Married to Cindy Lyon who is also a teacher and coach at A. L. Brown High School and have one child, Noah Drake.
North Carolina Teaching Fellow
1996 Graduate of East Carolina University
Bachelor of Arts in School/Community Health; Academic Concentration in English
Health Specialist (K-12),
I have been teaching for fifteen years at A.L. Brown High School. The first 13 years were spent in the Second Chance program teaching various courses and providing home bound services. I currently co-teach with Coach Gerald Hefner the required 9th Health/Physical Education and Health/Strength and Conditioning courses. I am also a co-advisor of the Beta Club and the J.V. Volleyball Coach.
To Teach is to Learn, to Learn is to Grow, To Grow is to Live!
Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from UNC Charlotte 2010
Master of Arts in Teaching degree in Physical Education K-12 Certification from Winthrop University, 2012
Licensures and Certifications:
Licensed and Board Certified Athletic Trainer in NC, SC
This is my first year at A.L. Brown High School as a Health and Physical Education Instructor as well as teaching Sports Medicine.
Assistant Athletic Trainer A.L. Brown High School 2013-Present
Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer Winthrop University 2010-2012