Kimberley is a Physical Education Department Head and Athletic Coordinator at Double Peak School. She has been teaching for 18 years and incorporating Polar technology within her program for 1. Her accomplishments include being named Teacher of the Year by the Boys and Girls Club 2014-2015 and being acknowledged as a Leadership Team Member at Double Peak School. She is also affiliated with CAPHARD and Leader in Me and coaches the CAL South Manager soccer team.
About Double Peak:
Double Peak is located in the suburban area of San Marcos, California in the San Marcos Unified School District. Typically the average physical education class size ranges from 40 to 50+ students in grade levels 6th – 8th.
Unique fitness activities focused on improving cardiovascular fitness and overall strength; incorporating fitness into multiple sports units.
Kimberley has planned unique collaborations with CSUSM to incorporate Polar during a month long study with her 6th grade students based on Adventure Based Learning and the Leader in Me. She also uses the GoFit solution a few times a week during class.
Kimberley: loves the student excitement, increased participation, immediate feedback, teacher/parent/student component and fitness tracking that allows for smart goal settings that improves the students motivation and overall fitness level.
Administration: loves having an authentic way to track, monitor and grade students during physical activity, while also including increased parent/teacher/student interaction and communication about the students’ cardiovascular fitness level.
Students: “It was exciting and new to see how I was doing, the range I should be in and my heart rate to see how fit I was.”
“The technology made me want to push myself harder because you want to do the best you can do.”
“It helped really see visually how well I am doing and was pushing me to really get better if my heart rate wasn’t high enough.”