Present Position: Mirror Lake Elementary School Physical Education Lead Teacher (K-5)
Information: University Major
Bachelors Degree BS, Kennesaw State University, March of 1995 Health & Physical Education (K-12)
Masters Degree M. Ed, State University of West Georgia, March of 1997 Health & Physical Education (K-12)
Specialists Degree Ed. S St. University of West Georgia, May of 1999 Health &Physical Education (K-12)
National Board Nat. Board for Professional Teaching Cert. Standards, 2001 Physical Education (K-12)
Position Location Length of Service
Health and Physical Ed. McEachern High School, Cobb Co, GA Jan. 1995 - June, 1995
Physical Education Arbor Station Elementary, Douglasville, GA 1995 - 1997
Physical Education Bright Star Elementary, D'ville, GA Opened Fall of 1997 - 2002
Physical Education Mirror Lake Elem., Villa Rica, GA Opened Fall of 2002 - present
*Please click on the "SPORTS" section at the Mirror Lake Home Page to get any information related to Physical Education, F.I.T.T Club, and Roadrunners.
My name is J.D. Hughes and I have been an elementary physical education teacher since 1995 in Douglas County, GA. I am the author of No Standing Around In My Gym, PE2theMax: Maximize Skills, Participation, Teamwork, and Fun, PE2theMax II: Stepping up the "Game" in Physical Education, and newly published PE²: Double the Physical + Double the Education = Double the Fun, along with my Volumes 1 and 2 Physical Education Instructional DVD's. I also had the honor of being awarded the Georgia Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year in 2004-2005. My desire as Mirror Lake's Physical Education teacher, is to provide a challenging yet developmentally appropriate physical learning environment striving for motor skill development, physical fitness and cognitive awareness as recognized by the National Association for Sports and Physical Education (NASPE) standards. I enjoy working with students and families to promote physical fitness after school hours through the Roadrunner's Club. I also enjoy serving as a cooperating teacher and mentor for local colleges. I'm a National Board Certified Teacher (2001), with a Master's (1997) and Education Specialist's degree (1999). I also provide staff development to local school districts, conduct conference presentations and workshops all over the nation. Please know that I am passionate about physical education, constantly striving to look for new ways to improve my teaching, to share my practice, and strengthen the teaching profession. I'm also on the advisory board for the Best Practices and the 3-5 Lesson Plans area of P.E. Central.com, a website for physical education teachers.
In my class, you'll get a look at 21st century physical education, including a view of fun-packed games and activities that I have developed or modified to engage and motivate students. I focus on movement-based education; lessons that promote communication, cooperation and personal responsibility, and activities that encourage brainstorming and critical thinking. Your child will learn how to become physically fit and most importantly......have FUN in Physical Education!