Physical Education

Welcome students and families!


I hope everyone had a great summer. My name is Tom Poole and I have been  teaching Physical Education at Park Elementary for 7+ years. I was born and raised in Durango and I graduated from Fort Lewis College with a BA in Exercise Science with an emphasis on K-12 Education and a Minor in Coaching. In my free time, I enjoy playing and watching sports, playing guitar, creating music, and reading- mostly nonfiction. I am looking forward to this year and teaching students the knowledge and skills to live a healthy and active life.

My goal in physical education is to help students develop the knowledge, competence, and confidence to participate and do well in all the physical activities they enjoy. We spend most of our PE time in the Fall and Spring outside on the field so water bottles are very important in helping students stay hydrated.

I am excited to start another great school year! Feel free to reach out to me at any time.



Tom Poole

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¡Bienvenidos estudiantes y familias!

Espero que todos hayan tenido un gran verano. Mi nombre es Tom Poole y este será mi quinto año enseñando Educación Física en Park Elementary. Nací y crecí en Durango y me gradué de Fort Lewis College con una licenciatura en Ciencias del Ejercicio con énfasis en la Educación K-12 y un menor en el entrenamiento. En mi tiempo libre, me gusta jugar y ver deportes, tocar la guitarra, crear música, y leer - principalmente no ficción. Estoy deseando que llegue este año y enseñar a los alumnos los conocimientos y habilidades para llevar una vida sana y activa.

Tom Poole - [email protected]