Mr. Jacob Bambenek



Degrees and Certifications:

Developmental/Adapted Physical Education Health Education Physical Education

Mr. Jacob Bambenek


My name is Jacob Bambenek and I am the physical education teacher at Chelsea Height Elementary in St. Paul Public Schools. 2019/20 is my third year here. 

I am originally from a small-town call Trempealeau, WI. While growing up here I played many sports (football, basketball and track). After high school I went to Winona State University. Being from Wisconsin, I am naturally a Packer fan. This year I am coaching football at Highland Senior High School. When I am not teaching and enjoying sports, I love to travel and see the world. I am been to Europe several times and am even thinking about a trip to China. 

During the year we will focus on many different skills, activities and games. The goal of those is to move, have fun, learn/improve skills.

Feel free to contact me anytime at




8:15 to 9:05     5th Grade

9:05 to 9:55     3rd Grade

9:55 to 10:45   Kindergarten

10:45 to 11:15  Lunch

11:15 to 12:05  4th Grade

12:05 to 12:55  1st Grade

12:55 to 1:45    2nd Grade


  • Hello Everyone,

    I am sorry I am missing parts of conferences this year. I am once again coaching and have a game. I will be back following my games on Tuesday and Thursday. This year has been off to a great start. Our students have been focusing on moving safely in space. Our last unit was Fitness Knowledge and we covered some of the following: being physically active every day, eating lots of fruits and veggies, choosing healthy snacks and staying hydrated.

    For grades 3 – 5, we are currently in our Pickleminton unit. This is a combination of badminton and pickleball. This unit provides a developmentally appropriate lead-up to net games like pickleball and badminton. Implement this module in full with more skilled students. Or, remove the 1V1/2V2 activities and focus on the basics.

    For kinder – 2 grades, we are currently in our volleying and striking unit. This unit introduces students to the basics of volleying and striking through developmental play. Striking with the hand is followed by striking with a short-handled paddle, preparing students to progress toward paddle and racquet activities at the intermediate level.

    Thank you for taking the time to check in on your student. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to email me at the address below.

    Jacob Bambenek 

    Physical Education Teacher, Chelsea Heights Elementary   
    Saint Paul Public Schools • 1557 Huron St, St Paul, MN 55108
    Office: (651) 293-8790 Website: