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About Ms. Latimer - Aprende P.E.

 

Ms. Latimer:

Aprende Middle School  PE Teacher 6th, 7th, 8th
 
 
Teaching experience: This is my 23rd year of teaching in the Kyrene District. My first 10 years were in  elementary P.E.  at Cielo, Brisas, Colina, Lagos, and  this is my 13th year in Middle school P.E. here at Aprende. I grew up in Casa Grande, yes an AZ native, 3rd daughter of a cotton farmer!. My first year of college was at University of Arizona...GO CATS!, then I married, moved to SLC, Utah and graduated from Univ. of Utah in 1980....GO UTES! I earned my Master's degree in 1995 at NAU-GO LUMBERJACKS!

Activities: Running, biking, swimming, hiking, and skiing: I have participated in many triathlons (30), 5 marathons( 26.2 miles), the 5th and final marathon was on my 50th birthday, and over 30 half marathons!  My daughter, Shani, has followed in my footsteps... far surpassing me, finishing her first Ironman distance triathlon: 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run in Tempe, 2007 and ran in the NYC marathon in 2010.
Activity keeps me young and healthy, and it is a big part of my life!

My Family: Daughter: Shani (31) graduated from ASU in May 2005, majoring in Finance in the Business Dept. She has been working as a financial analyst for Computer Science Corporation in Washing DC.for 5 years now. She attended Cielo, Aprende, and CDS where she was a cheerleader and dancer. (So, I have been a Kyrene parent for many years!) She had a beautiful wedding in DC last May, married to Tom Boesen, so I now have a son-in law!                                  

Son; Dustin (33) has been a pro roller blader since he was 16 years old. He competed in the X-Games in San Diego, has had many rollerblading skates and wheels made in his name and has been an integral part of the designing aspect in the rollerblade industry. He is considered one of the top 10 rollerbladers in the world and  was inducted in the RollerBlade Hall of Fame in 2009. He has traveled the world over, including Austrailia, Korea, England, Germany, France. (My very famous child!)  Dustin has a beautiful boy: Life Nakai Latimer, 9 years old and is in 3rd grade at Cielo,  my first grandchild!!

Greg Cameron - Significant person in my life for 9 years: Greg is an air traffic controller for LAX arrivals. We live in the Stellar Airpark where he built his own airplane. What a fun community to live in!

Debbie Gundry – sister: Debbie is a 6th grade Science teacher also here at Aprende.

Diana Keller – sister: Diana is a Real Estate agent working for Keller Williams.

Freddie Enke - brother: Freddie is my younger brother; he is a Physical therapist in Tempe.

Marjorie and Fred Enke-parents: My Mom and Dad, the most wonderful people in my life. My role models, married for 62 years and  reside in Casa Grande, Dad passed away this past April and we all miss him deeply!! They have always been active, supportive, maintaining a positive attitude in all they do. My dad was a pro football player for 7 years,  a 3 sport letterman at U of A, and his dad, my grandfather, was head Basketball and Golf coach for Univ of AZ for 37 years. Yes, I am very proud of my family’s sport heritage.                                                                                

      I mention my family for they are my support system and are a very important part of my life! I value physical activity and I believe that if you enjoy the activity, you will participate more often, thus staying fit for life!
 
I enjoy teaching PE at Aprende Middle School. The students are able to learn and develop skills in a variety of sports as well as increasing and/or maintaining their personal fitness level. I expect all students who take PE to participate and put out effort in all activities. Physical activity needs to be a part of our everyday life, and if we can instill this idea in these students at this age and make it fun, then we will have given them the tools, knowledge, and  desire to lead physically active lives.
Here’s to another great year!
P
lease call or e-mail me if you have any concerns.

 

Stay active and healthy,      

Denise Latimer    

Work phone: 480-541-6268         

E-mail: Dlatim@Kyrene.org

 

The District provides interpreter/translation services in Spanish and other languages for applicants, parents, students and others, free of charge. If you need such assistance, please contact Dr. Shari Dukes, Director at (480) 541-1150 or via email at ludero@kyrene.org.

El Distrito de Kyrene ofrece servicios de interprete/traducción en español y en otros idiomas sin costo alguno para padres, estudiantes y solicitantes. Si necesita asistencia, puede contactar a la directora Dr. Shari Dukes al (480) 541-1150 o ludero@kyrene.org.