About Me


 

Ms. Rebecca Main
K-12th Grade Physical Education/Health Teacher
GYM
Office: Room 202









Teacher Since:  2012
At CVA School Since:  2015
Previous Schools: 
Port Edwards Elementary, Middle & High School (2013-2015)
Burnsville/Eagan/Savage (2012)
Saint Anthony Village (MN) (2011 & 2012)
Education: 
Education
Masters of Education
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Kinesiology
Physical Education
Bachelor of Music
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, M
N
Vocal Music Education
Developmental Adapted Physical Education Licensure
Kinesiology
Physical Education
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Bachelor of Science
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Kinesiology
Physical Education
Coac
hing Minor & Certificate
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Kinesiology
Football/Track and Field/Strength and Fitness
Bachelor of Science
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Kinesiology
Health Education
Degree in progress
Education
Masters of Education
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Kinesiology
Physical Education
Bachelor of Music
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, M
N
Vocal Music Education
Developmental Adapted Physical Education Licensure
Kinesiology
Physical Education
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Bachelor of Science
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Kinesiology
Physical Education
Coac
hing Minor & Certificate
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Kinesiology
Football/Track and Field/Strength and Fitness
Bachelor of Science
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Kinesiology
Health Education
Degree in progress
Education
Masters of Education
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Kinesiology
Physical Education
Bachelor of Music
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, M
N
Vocal Music Education
Developmental Adapted Physical Education Licensure
Kinesiology
Physical Education
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Bachelor of Science
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Kinesiology
Physical Education
Coac
hing Minor & Certificate
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Kinesiology
Football/Track and Field/Strength and Fitness
Bachelor of Science
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Kinesiology
Health Education
Degree in progress
Education
Masters of Education
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Kinesiology
Physical Education
Bachelor of Music
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, M
N
Vocal Music Education
Developmental Adapted Physical Education Licensure
Kinesiology
Physical Education
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Bachelor of Science
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Kinesiology
Physical Education
Coac
hing Minor & Certificate
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Kinesiology
Football/Track and Field/Strength and Fitness
Bachelor of Science
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Kinesiology
Health Education
Degree in progress

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

  1. Masters of Education
    • Kinesiology-Physical Education

       

  2. Bachelor of Music
    • Vocal Music Education

       

  3. Developmental Adapted Physical Education Licensure
    • Kinesiology-Physical Education

       

  4. Bachelor of Science
    • Kinesiology-Physical Education

       

  5. Coaching Minor & Certificate
    • Kinesiology
    • Football/Track and Field/Strength and Fitness

 

Health Education

Degree in progress

Family: 
Mother, Father
Brinkley (Puppy)
Hobbies: 
Powerlifting (18+ Years)
Choral Singing (Oratorio Society of Minnesota)
   
My Goals for the Class:  1. Help students develop self-confidence, independence, interpersonal skills and problem-solving abilities.
  2. Encourage a commitment to be thoughtful, responsible, and respectful to others. 
  3. Foster a true sense of inquiry and a love of learning. 
   
Why I Love Teaching: 

First and foremost, I am a giver and love to give my time and efforts to help others become the best they can be. There needs to be more people who can inspire our youth to reach for the top and achieve as well as surpass their goals. Adolescents are in a place in life where their emotional stability has not met up with their physical status, and they need some guidance. For this very reason I want to be a Physical Education teacher. I want to not only teach our young adult population about proper nutrition and how to have fun while exercising, but also how to become productive citizens who stretch the boundaries of creativity and ingenuity. In a country that is currently experiencing an epidemic of massive proportions with regards to obesity and those who are overweight, Physical Education teachers and health advocates are more essential than ever. I am driven to be someone who can help young adults understands the food they eat and give them the tools of knowledge to understand why exercise must be incorporated in their life. I also want to use the knowledge of team and individual sport to teach high school students the concepts of fair play, teamwork, determination and the right way to win and lose.

     Sports and team activities can be use to build the foundation for which young adults become who they are as adults. In fact, involvement in sports has been proven to cultivate not only physical ability, but also positive psychological traits as well. I plan to guide and set a positive example as to how to treat others, how to work hard to achieve your goals and the way to handle failure. I want to show students that failure is not the end of the road, but a learning experience in the process. As students learn these key concepts, they will need support and guidance, which is where I hope to be of assistance. 

     I have had many experiences in life that lead me to this career choice. There are a few experiences that have guided me to where I am today. Having been a Powerlifter in high school, I grew to love the sport that so many considered training for other sports. After high school I wanted to stay involved and was motivated to help out the team I formerly belonged to. I started to help coach my high school Powerlifting coach, and had a position as assistant coach. As the years passed by, I started to take a more active role in coaching and eventually became head coach of the team. Being head coach gave me invaluable experience in administration, fundraising, leadership and networking. I was in full responsibility for the athletes, other coaches and the impression that our team gave within the Powerlifting world. After this experience, I knew that becoming a high school Physical Education teacher was the right path for me. The students, parents, other coaches and officials involved in the sport recognized a quality in me that I had previously overlooked, which was my willingness to help. My natural ability with people and organization showed me that what these individuals had noticed was right and that I should consider the possibility. I continue to be involved with Powerlifting, but from an official standpoint as I am now a state certified National judge for the sport. Judging has even furthered my drive to become a Physical Education teacher. I take every opportunity at meets to use a mistake as a learning opportunity. Often, new lifters have trouble completing a lift within the rules set for a specific task. Rather than sending them away without knowledge of their mistake, I like to show them how they can improve their performance and that my platform is a place for them to feel comfortable to learn. I find that learning the fundamentals of weight training are what make for an impeccable foundation to physical fitness and overall health. 

 

I have also coached within other sports as well, such as events in track and field where I found that when an athlete is given the right tools to succeed, they do. Another reason that I became a Physical Education teacher is to give a better approach to coaching sports. One can be knowledgeable in specific skills with regard to a sport, but if there is little or no understanding of anatomy and mechanics of the human body, they cannot hope to further the world of sport. Often, the profession of Physical Education is given a poor reputation for being one dimensional in their approach to health and wellness, whereas my breadth of knowledge across curriculum styles serves to prevent such occurrence.

I am glad to be one of the newest members of a team that incorporates more than one dimension of life to achieve health and wellness.