Meet the Newman Physical Educators
Ms. Michelle Hone
My name is Michelle Hone, and this is my 3rd year teaching PE. Previously, I was in the Westwood Public School District as a part time PE teacher, so I am very excited to be here at Newman full time! I completed a physical education teacher prep program at Bridgewater State in 2016, and now I am working to complete my master's in Physical Education, also at BSU. When I am not teaching, I like to take my dog, Opal, hiking. We have completed 20/48 of the New Hampshire 4,000 foot mountains! I also like to rock climb, play volleyball, swim, and go out to see live music. I am looking forward to a great year here at Newman!
Ms. Kerri Smith, M.Ed.
My name is Kerri Smith and I have been teaching physical education at Newman since the fall of 2005. Prior to that, I taught elementary physical education and health in the Springfield Public Schools from 1997-2005. I received my Bachelor of Science degree from Springfield College and my Master of Education degree from Lesley University and am currently licensed to teach preK-12 physical education. In addition to teaching children how to move, I have had the opportunity to work with many pre-service (student) teachers, and have proudly served on many curriculum and convention committees at the local, state, and national level - all opportunities to promote and advocate for quality physical education in our schools and for our children. This year, I am proud, honored and excited to take on the role of President-elect for the Massachusetts Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (MAHPERD). I look forward to continuing to advocate for daily physical education for every child in the state. In my spare time I enjoy playing softball, golf or any other moving activity; hanging with my cats; and spending time with my nephews Ben and Nathan and my niece Mollie!
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