Ms. Sharlyn Randolph
Greetings and welcome to my Health & Wellness page! I decided to teach physical education the summer after I graduated from high school. I was working at a summer sleep away camp in New York as a head counselor, teaching a wide variety of activities. The experience of leading kids through camp programs and seeing their resulting joy, combined with my strong background in sports solidified this decision.
I like to try just about any physical activity, a few of my current favorite interests include snowboarding, hiking, bikram yoga and crossfit. I also love to travel whenever possible. I have visited many beautiful places all over the world, but many of my favorites are right here in AZ. Who could resist the breathless beauty of Lake Powell or Sedona? The views of our amazing city from Flat Iron, atop the Superstition Mountains? Or the immeasurable depth of the Grand Canyon? I just love it here!!
I completed my undergraduate degree from State University of New York at Brockport and acquired permanent NY teacher certification, but decided to move to Phoenix to begin my teaching career.
I was hired by Mesa Schools in July of 1999 as an Adapted PE teacher and I have taught all over our fantastic school district and have been at Mesa Academy as your Health & Wellness teacher since 2009! I have coached Special Olympics Gymnastics, and soccer in addition to coaching Mesa Association of Sports for the Disabled Track and Field & archery, travelling with them to their national level competitions.
I earned my B.S. in physical education from SUNY College at Brockport with a concentration in Adapted PE. I also earned an M.Ed. with high honors from Northern Arizona University in 2002 in the area of Elementary Education. I have acquired my full ESL endorsement and have also done formal presentations on archery and special education.
Mesa Academy contests its students through rigor and challenge in the classroom and the Health and Wellness program is no different. Through critical thinking and reflection, we have class discussions about life through the scope of sports, nutrition and game situations. It is my hope that each student can explore the curriculum and find enjoyment and an appreciation for all sports.