Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts, Hamline University: 2002, Physical Education; K-12 license in Physical Education and Health EducationMaster of Education, Hamline University: 2008Administrative License, Hamline University: 2011, K-12Masters of Educational Leadership, University of Glasgow: 2016; Educational Doctorate, Hamline University: 2017-2021

Dr. Eric Kaluza

Hello! My name is Eric Kaluza and I am excited to be the Physical Education teacher at Jie Ming Academy.  This is my 19th year teaching, 8th in SPPS and I am committed to getting your child excited about physical fitness. 

I graduated from Hamline University with a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education and a license in Health Education.  I completed my Master's Degree at Hamline University in Education and also an Administrative degree two years later. I finished a higher education master's at the University of Glasgow in Scotland and now back at Hamline University for my EdD which was defended in May of 2021. 

The curriculum is directly linked to the district and national standards for Physical Education which you will find below.  Throughout the school year, children will be exposed to a wide variety of individual and team sports, lifetime physical activities, and cooperative games to name a few.  Physical Education is for everyone, the objective for each lesson is for students to be successful in a safe and positive environment while having fun and doing their best. 

I spend my time in my house in St. Paul reading, researching, and running with Clark, my Lab/Great Dane mix. I truly enjoy all aspects of education. You'll see me around Hamline University after school on the track or in the library writing papers and enhancing my knowledge to benefit your child's education.