Hello family and Friends! My name is Jana Bethea and I'm the Athletic Director at Allen Middle School, room B-313. I'm the Health and Physical Education teacher for all the girls in the school. I'm also the Head Coach for Boys Volleyball, Girls Volleyball, and Girls Track and Field. I'm so excited to get started on this learning journey with and honored to be part of it. I know you may be nervous or maybe you don't like sports and physical activities, but there is one thing everyone likes, and that's fun!!
Meet the Teacher
I'm from Red Springs, North Carolina. I'm a graduate of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, from which I received my BS Degree in Sports Science and Fitness Management. I have experience as a Personal Trainer, Strength and Conditioning Coach, and Aerobics Instructor. I enjoy fishing, camping, reading, and mentoring the youth. I've been and educator for 7 years now and am the mother of two beautiful children. I am the 2020-21 AMS Teacher of the Year as well as GCS ACT Jamies L. Jefferies Teacher of the Year recipient for Cohort #19 (2017-18).
Health education is the study of wellness as it relates to environmental and personal being and living a healthy well-balanced life. In my class I will provide ways to plan and maintain a healthy lifestyle. We cannot change anything about ourselves if we have no knowledge of how to do so. Students will learn a variety of lessons that are lifelong beneficial, fun, and interesting. Most often overlooked, health education can be a rigorous subject. Students may feel overwhelmed at times, therefore, I encourage students to review notes daily to ensure academic success. (please refer to syllabus for unit topics)
PE class is a great way for students to bring up their grade is they are falling behind in health class. Students will conducts self-assessments, create exercise and dietary plans, learn and play a variety of sports and activities, and most of all have fun. Students are required to dress out in specified attire (refer to brochure) for every gym class. Students will be issued a locker and a lock combination. All students are responsible for their personal belongings and lock combination. Students must use issued lock combinations to ensure security of personal belongings. (please refer to syllabus for unit topics)
If you would like to volunteer to assist with sports and/or activities, please feel free to contact me at (336)294-7325 ext. 1645. I look forward to an awesome year!!