Outdoor & Physical Education

Students working out in weight room

Students are required to take Health and Fitness in the ninth grade. The class meets twice a week for 90 minutes. The first half of the class takes place in the classroom, where students discuss various health topics. During the second half of the class, the students are active in the gym, weight room, track, or on our campus trails. The goal of the class is to instill in the students lifelong healthy habits of exercise, diet and decision making. 

2020-2021 Courses

Outdoor & Physical Education Faculty

Michael Short

Michael Short

Titles: Outdoor Education & Place-Based Learning Coordinator, Humanities 6, English, Adventure Education, Outdoor Adventure, Mountain Biking (Co-Head), Residential Faculty, 6th Grade Level Program Lead, Residential Faculty
Degrees: B.A. English and Environmental Studies, Furman University
M.Ed. English Language Arts, Wake Forest University
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School: 931.598.5651 ext. 1019
Doug Burns

Doug Burns

Titles: Mathematics, Outdoor Adventure, Residential Faculty, Honor Council, Game Administrator
Degrees: B.A., Colorado College
M.A., University of Denver
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Marion Knoll

Marion Knoll

Titles: Science, Swimming (Head), 8th Grade Level Program Lead, Faculty Representative to the Board of Trustees
Degrees: B.S., Sewanee: The University of the South
M.Ed., The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
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Thomas Simerville

Thomas Simerville

Class of 2016
Titles: Father Flye Fellow, History, Art, Adventure Education, Humanities
Degrees: B.A., History, The University of the South
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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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School: 931.598.5651 ext. 3328
Margaret Wilson

Margaret Wilson

Class of 2016
Titles: Farm Educator, Functional Pottery, Art, Residential Faculty
Degrees: B.A., Psychology, Warren Wilson College
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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School: 931.463.2147