I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to all of you. My name is Brian Godfrey, and I’m the new Physical Education teacher at Monkton Central School and Lincoln Community School. I currently live in Waterbury with my wife Makenzie and newborn son Liam. I grew up in Richmond Vermont and attended Johnson State College, where I graduated with a degree in Physical Education (K-12). I recently finished my graduate coursework at UVM in Educational Leadership, where I focused my research on proactive strategies preventing childhood obesity.
When I was in grade school, I played a variety of sports including, soccer, basketball, hockey, and baseball. As I got older, my primary interest was basketball and was fortunate enough to play in both high school and college. My passion for basketball continued after my graduation from JSC. I’ve coached middle school and high school girl’s basketball for the past eight years. In addition to my love of basketball, I also enjoy personal fitness activities such as weight training, hiking, and running. Recently, I’ve ventured outside of my comfort zone and stared competing in triathlons. I’m not very good, but it’s fun to try something new.
My philosophy is to provide all children an opportunity to be successful in a wide range of movement, knowledge, and skill-building experiences. I’ve always enjoyed being active, and I attribute this to all the great memories I had as a child playing sports, hiking, swimming, etc. It’s of my belief that if children have initial positive experiences being active, that this will lead to a lifelong enjoyment of Movement. My goal is provide all the students in Lincoln and Monkton positive experiences in P.E class, necessary skills to be successful in a variety of sports, knowledge to make healthy choices for their bodies, and to promote sportsmanship and teamwork as an important life skill.
I look forward to meeting all of you. You can contact me at via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or feel free to call me or stop by and say hi. I will be in Monkton on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I will be in Lincoln on Tuesdays, and Thursday