Harkless, Andreana

Welcome to Kinder - 5th grade Physical Education!!!


 

Coach HarklessHello!!! My name is Andreana Harkless and I am delighted to be your child’s Physical Education Teacher here at Bonham Elementary.  During PE we teach a comprehensive school physical activity program which plays a critical role in educating the whole child. Research supports the importance of movement in educating both mind and body through safe, engaged, supported, challenged, and healthy learners. Furthermore, physical education contributes directly to the development of physical competence and fitness.

I graduated from UTEP with a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in 2007 and I also have a Master’s degree from UTEP in an Instructional Reading Specialist in 2012.  I am currently working on my second Master’s in Administration.  I am also an assistant coach at Andress high school for girls track as well as the 8th grade girls’ basketball and track coach at MacArthur middle school.

The healthy, physically active student is more likely to be academically motivated, alert, and successful. In the preschool and primary years, active play may be positively related to motor abilities and cognitive development. As children grow older and enter adolescence, physical activity may enhance the development of a positive self-concept as well as the ability to pursue intellectual, social and emotional challenges. Throughout the school years, quality physical education can promote social and problem solving competencies. Quality physical education programs in our nation»s schools are essential in developing motor skills, physical fitness and understanding of concepts that foster lifelong healthy lifestyles. Furthermore, comprehensive and coordinated instruction in health helps students to make healthy choices for their lives. The EPISD Office of Health, Wellness and Physical Education programs promote health and wellness for all our students.

If you ever need to talk to me, my conference period is from 2:30 to 3:15pm and my email is adharkle@episd.org.