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Kelsie Emerick

Photo by Kylie Valency

Photo by Kylie Valency

Photo by Kylie Valency

Kelsie Emerick

She started teaching Chrisman's P.E. classes on Feb. 20.

Photo Courtesy of Kelsie Emerick
The Emerick family smiles for a Christmas photo. Pictured left to right are Hogan (7 years-old), Bryan, Braddock (3 years-old), Connor (9 months-old), Kelsie and Hensley (4 years-old).

Q: How has the transition to Sage been?

A: It’s been really good. I was at Poway Middle School teaching PE, so it’s a little bit different going from middle school to high school. All my kids were 7th and 8th graders so close to the age of the 9th-grade classes that I have. I think that the biggest similarity is the staff at both schools being such a great and supportive staff [which] makes the transition really easy. And then just making an effort to get to know the kids too makes it easier to transition in.

Q: Is there anything you’re looking forward to for the rest of this year?

A: Just getting to know my kids really. Coming in at the end of the 2nd tri it’s hard for them to jump in with a new teacher and new expectations, so I think just getting to know them and what motivates them and building relationships with them, that’s why I teach, so I’m looking forward to that, just getting to know the kids.

Q: Do you have any kind of teaching or coaching philosophy that you like to run by?

A: I do, I think that’s what makes teaching so unique, is that even though we are all teaching the same subjects, everybody teaches in such a different style. I think my philosophy is just leaving people in better condition than I found them in. Rather that be physically, mentally or emotionally, just making sure that when they leave they are cable of more than they thought they were before.

Q: What do you like to do on the weekends when you are not working?

A: I like to go to the beach with my giant family, hiking, passes for the Zoo and Wild Animal Park. Just hanging out with all the kids at home.

Q: Do you have any fun facts about yourself?

A: I use to own a cross-fit gym. I stayed at home with my kids and that was a little bit too unregimented for me to use my degree, but still be able to take my kids to work with me. So, I bought a gym and just took them with me every day. They basically grew up in a gym until I moved back out here.

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