Health & Physical Education
Phone: 719.495.1149 ext. 6542
Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Health and Exercise Science (Colorado State University, 2002) M.S. Sport Administration (University of Northern Colorado, 2008)
Mr. Jeffrey Ingram
Welcome to the Springs Ranch Elementary P.E. page! Here you will find information about Mr. Ingram, the P.E. curriculum, upcoming events, and some of the extracurricular sports and activities that are offered at Springs Ranch. The goal of the P.E. program is to equip students with the skills, knowledge, and enthusiasm to be fit, active, and healthy for a lifetime. In addition, PE allows the students a unique and authentic opportunity to master 21st century skills. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Also, for more information, you can visit the Springs Ranch Elementary Facebook Page
This year's wellness goals were met as we tried out a new format for our Fall Wellness Activity! Usually we do the Walk-A-Thon in the park, but this year we had to change gears and we did a playground dance jam instead! We also used it as an ice bucket challenge fundraiser for ALS research, as one of our teachers recently had a family member diagnosed with ALS, and we raised over $600 for the cause!
Learn More About Mr. IngramFor a recent project I completed, I was asked to write a few essays. I would like to share two of those essays so that students, parents, and fellow teachers can learn a little bit more about me and why I feel I have been called to teaching. Feel free to read the essays below titled "Professional Biography" and "Philosophy of Education" to learn more about my journey as an educator.
1. Cover the entire foot
2. Have good ankle support
3. Have a flat sole (no heels), and
4. Have either laces or Velcro fastening (shoes with zippers will work, but your student may get tired of constantly having to re-zip their shoes.
Any footwear with a tall heel, crocs, or sandals will not be acceptable, and your student may have to sit out for safety purposes. If they sit out regularly, their grade will likely be impacted as well. Thank you, and if you have any questions, I will be happy to answer them for you.
PE Homework - EVERY DAY!!!
PE Homework should be done every single day for at least 30 minutes at a time (60 minutes is better). Any activity that causes your heart to beat faster, your breathing to become faster, or may cause you to sweat is a good choice for PE Homework. Examples include: soccer practice, walking your dog, dancing, jumping on a trampoline, playing catch with a friend, riding your bike...the possibilities are endless!
PE Homework is not graded, assessed, or otherwise used for your PE grade, but it is strongly encouraged. Not only is it the most fun you can have doing homework, but your body and brain will feel so much better and healthier if you are physically active!