Candidates

Andy Sydow

Master of Arts in Teaching

Andy Sydow

Authorizations

Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Middle School Education, High School Education

Endorsements

Multiple Subjects, Physical Education

Endorsements (pending)

Health

Teaching Strengths

  • In the world of physical education the challenge is to reach all students. Some students are naturally physically active and others are not. I feel that it is important to understand how to put a curriculum together that reaches all students.
  • I am confident in my abilities to help students that are physically challenged and find a way for them to feel comfortable in my P.E. classes.

Education

  • Linfield College, BS 2003 (physical education)
  • Willamette University, MAT 2012 (K-12 PE)

Teacher Research Topic

I am in the process of collecting data on the effectiveness of using literacy in Physical Education. I understand that there is a lot of pressure on students today to pass the OAKS tests. I feel that I can give some help in my P.E. class to help the students get the literacy components while not jeopardizing their ability to get exercise.

Experience

Student Teaching

  • South Salem High School, Salem, Oregon

Practicum Teaching

  • Swegle Elementary School, Salem, Oregon

Other Classroom / Youth Experience:

  • Athletic director, Regis High School, Stayton, ORegon
  • PE/Health teacher, Regis High School, Stayton, Oregon
  • Instructional assistant, Sprague High School and Lamb Elementary School, Salem, Oregon
  • Associate head men's basketball coach, Sprague High School, Salem, Oregon
  • Head men's basketball coach, Regis High School, Salem, Oregon, and Santiam High School, Mill City, Oregon

Supervisors

Student Teaching Supervisor

  • Rick Lacey, South Salem High School, Salem, Oregon

Practicum Supervisor

  • Jeremiah Rasca, Swegle Elementary School, Salem, Oregon

University Supervisor