Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors of Art in Physical Education Certified K-12 PE/Health Masters of Art in Educational Administration Certified K-12 Principal/Administration Plus 30
Ms. Melissa Berger
Hello everyone and welcome to my page! My name is Melissa Berger and I am one of the 6th-8th grade Physical Education teachers. I have been teaching Physical Education for the past 14 years, all in the Hazelwood School District. Throughout my career, I have taught at West Middle, Southeast Middle and currently here at North Middle School. Not only do I teach PE at North but I am also the Flag Football sponsor and one of the girls 7/8 Volleyball coaches. I coach Varsity Softball at Hazelwood West High School and have been coaching high school softball for the past 15 years.
My Drive: I have always loved learning and the enjoyment that I got out of playing sports and being active so I made it a goal of mine to become a PE teacher. With that being said, I strive to teach the importance of living a healthy and active lifestyle. Not only do I want my students to learn the core physical fundamentals of sports, nutrition and learning to live a healthy lifestyle but I also want them to have a great social and emotional experience. Furthermore, I want my students to always feel safe, secure and to look forward to attending my class.
A little bit about me: I grew up playing a variety of different sports which included soccer, volleyball, basketball and select softball. I found my love in playing softball and went on to receive a full scholarshop to play softball at Lindenwood University. I received my Bachelors of Arts degree in Physical Education earning a K-12 PE/Health certification. With my continued drive and joy of learning I then went on to earn my Masters of Arts degree in Educational Administration earning my K-12 Principal certification. While I was getting my Masters degree at Lindenwood University I coached their JV softball program. On my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends as well as working out and sustaining an active lifestyle.
Thank you for visiting my page and feel free to contact me at anytime! Let's go Panthers!
Students please remember to bring your CHROMEBOOKS, PE CLOTHES (gray-blue) and tennis shoes EVERYDAY to class! Thank you :)
Welcome to Ms. Berger's Physical Education class:
Students are required to DRESS OUT each class period for PE class. They must bring with them a gray, black, or blue tshirt, gray, black, blue,or white shorts/pants and tennis shoes each class period. They may not wear their PE attire underneath their school uniform. Book bags are not allowed in the gym, they must bring their PE attire in a plastic bag or see through draw string bag. Each time students do not dress out they do lose points. Therefore, it is very important that students bring their PE clothes for class. Students will have PE every other day. We tell our students that every Monday to bring their clothes for the week and to take them home every Friday to be cleaned. They will not be allowed to leave their PE clothes in the gym locker rooms. After class, they will take their clothes with them to their grade level floor locker on their appropriate locker time. We also expect them to be responsible in making sure before class that they remember to get their clothes from their locker. We will not continue to let students to go back up to their locker to get their clothes. The first 8-10 minutes of class is when we dress out and we are not allowed to have students back in the hallways on the floors for the first 10 and last 10 minutes of class.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me!
Thanks so much for your support!