Here are some of the Homeschool Physical Education Program staff members that you will see:
Dr. David Wachob is an assistant professor in the Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science Department. He is a certified health and physical education teacher, with both a baccalaureate and master’s degree in the discipline. His doctoral degree is in education, with a focus in curriculum and instruction. Dr. Wachob also holds several other certifications, including certified adapted physical educator, certified health education specialist, and physical best fitness specialist.
Dr. Wachob has been teaching in higher education since 2009, which includes being a faculty member at Lock Haven University before his appointment at IUP. Prior to his career in higher education, Dr.Wachob worked in both the private and public school settings as a teacher, coach, and aquatics director. His professional interests include student engagement, learning styles, and interdisciplinary teaching.
Geneve Tessari decided to continue her education by
joining the Health and Physical Education master’s program at Indiana University
of Pennsylvania. In December 2013 she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Health
and Physical Education from IUP. Geneve did her student teaching at Forest
Hills middle school and Central Cambria elementary school. She is a part of the
HPED majors club here at IUP and is also involved in two honors fraternities,
Kappa Delta Pi and Sigma Alpha Lambda. Since December, she has
substitute taught in multiple local school districts, and was an assistant basketball
coach for a local junior high school. Geneve has a passion for teaching and
being involved in the community. She is excited to see what her future holds
here at IUP.
Mike is currently pursuing his master’s degree in Health and
Physical Education at IUP. He graduated from Drexel University in 2012 with a
Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences. Mike has spent the past two
years working at the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware. During that time,
Mike’s interest in health and physical education grew as he began coaching high
school ice hockey and volunteering at the Ronald McDonald Camp, which is a
residential summer camp for child oncology patients. Mike has experience
working with young people ranging from volunteering in the Child Life
Department at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to developing and
implementing a seven-week fitness program at an overnight summer camp in the Poconos.
Upon receiving his master’s degree, Mike plans to work as a health and physical
education teacher, continue coaching ice hockey, and actively engage his
community through volunteerism.
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