James Hoard- Health and Physical Education 9-12

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  • James Hoard: I grew up in northern Minnesota.  I attended Grand Rapids High School and furthered my studies at Augsburg College.  I wrestled for Augsburg and was a member of two National Championship teams.  It was at Augsburg where I earned a BA in health and physical education.  I  adopted my philosophy "The pursuit of excellence while building men" from Jeff Swenson, the head wrestling coach at Augsburg.  This philosophy has driven me to develop young men and women and give them the tools to become successful in the world when they leave our classroom.  The goal is for my students to be able to withstand any obstacle they encounter in life and make healthy decisions.  My students, along with myself, focus on 1% improvement each day.  That means you can improve almost 90% in one semester.

    I currently work as a Health and Physical Education teacher for grades 9-12.  I recieved my bachelor's degree From Augsburg college.  I was also a member of the wrestling program at Augsburg.  I furthered my education by getting one master's degree at St. Mary's University and one master's degree at Graceland university.

     Certified American Red Cross first aid and CPR instructor

    Certified American Red Cross water safety instructor

    Member of Augsburg wrestling national championship team in 1993 and 1995.

    Email address: james.hoard@spps.org



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