Grade One and Two
We are very excited to co-teach grades 1 and 2 this year!!!
The first quarter will be about cooperation, getting to know each other and introducing the gym rules. We will then move on to fundamental movement patterns with and without jump ropes, gymnastics, soccer and movements with short implements.
We will give our students the opportunity to explore and practice new skills creatively and actively.
The first quarter will be about cooperation, getting to know each other and introducing the gym rules. We will then move on to jump rope routines, gymnastics, soccer and movements with short and long implement and basic volleyball skills. We are also planning outdoor activities with students like hiking or running. Get ready to be ACTIVE!!
Dr. Yasmin Pakzad-Mayer is excited to be returning to teach PE at AST for the 2020-2021 school year. After teaching 2 years at AST, she is looking forward to continuing improving the PE program. Yasmin brings experience from teaching middle school and high school in Germany and teaching ESOL in an elementary school in Taiwan. After studying at the premium Sports University in Cologne and earning her Master's degree and education degree, she came to Taiwan with her husband and taught ESOL in an elementary school, learned Chinese and started a PhD program at the Taiwan National Sport University in Linkou. After taking a break to spend some time with her new son, Yasmin finished her PhD in Sport Science (2019). Yasmin has a passion for martial arts and has been practicing it since she was a child. She strongly believes being active is key to a healthy lifestyle and models this by actively participating with students in PE classes.
Tambirai (Tambi) Bingu Mutharika is excited to be joining the AST family in August. Before working at AST, he taught for ten years at Washington Elementary Bilingual School, International Department. As a teacher there, he taught a variety of subjects including Science, Language Arts, Social Studies, Computers and Physical Education from grades 1-6. Eventually, Tambi was promoted to Headteacher, a position he held for four years. Tambi was born in Zimbabwe but was raised and schooled in Michigan, USA. Tambi is both a certified US soccer and USAB basketball coach. Growing up, he traveled the world learning about many different cultures, and this has helped make him a people person! As a teacher, Tambi strives to motivate and encourage students and athletes to realize and reach their full potential! Tambi believe in teamwork and believes that as a unit, people are capable of the impossible!