Outdoor & Physical Education

Student Outside

The Physical Education course is designed to increase students' stamina, endurance and overall fitness. Students are taught ways to deal positively with their mistakes as well as the mistakes of their classmates. Age-appropriate activities are designed to improve fundamental skills while promoting self-esteem and a sense of well being. Lead up games, hand-eye coordination activities, and the concept of "fierce and friendly" play are emphasized. 

Adventure Education is an opportunity for Middle School students to learn to safely explore and enjoy our natural world. The school's 550-acre campus is the setting for most of our activities which include hiking, games, construction projects, map reading, orienteering, farming, and more. Students use their imaginations and hone their sense of adventure as we work on team building, communication conflict resolution, and problem solving skills. As the students progress through Middle School, they progress from exploratory activities to more advanced wilderness and farming skills.

2020-2021 Courses

Wellness Faculty

Melissa Gilliam

Melissa Gilliam

Titles: Director of the Health Clinic, Nurse, Residential Faculty
Degrees: ASN, Nursing, Chattanooga State Community College
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Kinion Asmus

Kinion Asmus

Titles: Humanities 8, English, 8th Grade Class Coordinator, Textile Arts, Art History, Mind*Body* Exercise, Literary Magazine
Degrees: B.A., Sewanee: The University of the South
M.A., Bowling Green State University
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Phone Numbers:
School: 931.598.5651 ext. 1017
Malia Carlos

Malia Carlos

Class of 1987
Titles: Fort Chair in Writing, Humanities Department Co-Chair, English, 10th Grade Level Program (Lead), Mind*Body*Exercise
Degrees: B.A. English, Tufts University
M.Ed. English Education, University of Massachusetts
M.F.A. Poetry, New England College
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Phone Numbers:
School: 931.598.5651 ext. 3145
Lisa Garner

Lisa Garner

Titles: Mental Health Counselor, Counseling Services Coordinator, Lead House Parents (Watts)
Degrees: B.A., Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
D.Psych., Psychology, Illinois School of Professional Psychology (Argosy University)
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Neal Johnson

Neal Johnson

Titles: Cissy Patterson Chair in Mathematics, Mathematics Department Chair, Strength & Conditioning, Track & Field, Residential Faculty
Degrees: B.S., Mathematics, The University of the South
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Daniel Monahan

Daniel Monahan

Titles: Director of College Counseling, Testing Coordinator, Wrestling (Head), COVID-19 Coordinator, Track & Field, Residential Faculty
Degrees: B.A., History, College of the Holy Cross
M.S., Management Non-Profit Leadership, New England College
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Phone Numbers:
School: 931.463.2136
Molly Short

Molly Short

Titles: Chaplain, Residential Faculty
Degrees: B.S. Earth and Environmental Studies, Furman University
M.Div., Duke Divinity School
D.A.S., The School of Theology, The University of the South
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Phone Numbers:
School: 931.463.2140
Amanda Skrzeczkoski

Amanda Skrzeczkoski

Titles: Athletic Trainer, Adventure Education, Physical Education, Substitute Teacher, Residential Faculty
Degrees: B.A., Athletic Training, University of Wisconsin La Crosse
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Phone Numbers:
School: 931.598.5651 ext. 3328
John Wheeler

John Wheeler

Titles: English, American Studies, Swimming, Strength & Conditioning, Residential Faculty, Conduct Council
Degrees: B.A., English, The University of the South
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Rob Zeitler

Rob Zeitler

Titles: Director of Athletics, Health and Fitness, Physical Education, Varsity Volleyball (Head), Varsity Boys' Basketball (Head), Residential Faculty
Degrees: B.S. Physical Education and English, University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse
M.S. Sports Administration, Georgia State University
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Phone Numbers:
School: 931.463.2147