Welcome to my Classroom
Mrs. Karen Shaver
I have been teaching Physical Education at Oakley for 27 years. I graduated from Appalachian State University with a bachelor degree and was National Board Certified in 2001.
The focus of my PE classes is on individual skill and performing at one's own ability. Giving each child ample time with their own piece of equipment to discover and practice skills and challenge tricks.
In the gym we work on skills that help develop confidence and self-esteem in the sports of; soccer, volleyball, basketball, bowling, hockey, badminton, tennis, and baseball, as well as Frisbee, fitness, and jump rope.
Two student favorites are the annualObstacle Course, the week before winter break, and Field Day, one of the last days of school before summer break.
When I'm not teaching I enjoy mountain and road bicycling, swimming, hiking and motorcycle traveling with my husband. Visiting State and National Parks in many different states is my summer-time quest. I particularly enjoy trying foods from different countries and cultures when ever possible. I haven't decided whether I eat to exercise or exercise to eat!!!!!