Hi Guys! My name is Gena Pagano. This is my 10th year teaching PE & my 7th year at Simkins Elementary School. I have 2 awesome ADULT kids (wow, how did that happen so fast!) who are both GCS graduates. I am also the head cheerleading coach at SEMS. Staying fit and active is VERY important to me!!!
I LOVE our amazing school and all of the opportunities that our scholars have to succeed. I believe that Physical Education is so important for all aspects of our well-being. My goal is to create an atmosphere where everyone can learn, succeed and most of all... have FUN! I feel that exercise is so important for all of us and if we create a love of movement at a young age, it will lead to healthier and more active lifestyles later on down the road.
When we return to face to face learning... Scholars can expect to work hard every time they participate in PE. It is so important to dress for success on PE days by wearing sneakers and comfortable clothing. We will be working on fitness challenges, underhand & overhand throwing skills, basketball, bowling, cooperative games and so much more. Your child may come home talking about "Pepper" the penguin and his friends... They are a HUGE part of our PE program and we all LOVE them! Showing good sportsmanship, teamwork, and being kind to others are very important to me.
For now, I look forward to keeping all of us healthy & active, remotely. Exercise is such an important part of staying mentally & physically fit. Finding unique & fun ways to move more is what is most important to me. I will do my best to keep us all smiling through the tough times and having FUN while getting physically active! Stay well!
Our motto in the gym is to "Work Hard, Dream BIG & make it a...WICKED AWESOME DAY!!!