Degrees and Certifications:
BA - Kinesiology and Physical Education
Ms. Jensen West
Welcome to Vanden High School Physical Education.
I am excited to serve as your 9th grade Physical Education and Fitness for Life teacher. This will be a unique year but, one that will shift the focus from the social, teamwork and sports part of Physical Education to giving YOU the education, tools and motivation to help you make healthy choices for your life outside of a required high school class.
Check out my Physical Education website : WEST P.E.
I graduated from Saint Helena High School having participated in Cross Country, Basketball and Track all four years. I went to the State Championships in Cross Country placing 12th in the state, broke school records in basketball for 3-pointers in a game and season and broke the school records in the mile and two mile in track. I received scholarships for all three sports.
I went to Long Beach State University where I ran cross country and track and was on a Marine Corps scholarship. I got my BA from Long Beach in Kinesiology and Physical Education and my teaching credential from Sonoma State University.
I taught at Benicia High School for a few years after college before resigning from teaching, as a once in a lifetime opportunity came my way to travel the world with a pop/rock band as their tour manager.
I returned to the classroom three years ago, once a teacher always a teacher, but still work in the entertainment industry when not teaching.
I am starting up a Badminton team at Vanden. If interested please let me know.
A few fun facts:
Educators are found in my family; my mom was an English and 5th grade teacher and my grandmother taught Kindergarten and Music at Center Elementary.
I love athletic shoes. I love Sourdough and Co. sandwiches. I run in many 5K, 10K and half marathons. I love athletic shoes. I am a big Kansas City Chiefs fan. Elvis Presley is my favorite artist. I love athletic shoes. In college I used to do movie extra work. When I am not teaching I work in the music industry. Did I mention I love athletic shoes and have over 100 pairs. (-:
I am ALWAYS here to help. Please don't ever hesitate to reach out for anything!
Looking forward to a great school year.
Follow my PE/Fitness page on Instagram ::: The Athlete Within