About Ms. Latimer - Aprende P.E.
Aprende Middle School PE Teacher 6th, 7th, 8th
Teaching experience: This is my 25th 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 15th 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.
Son: Dustin (35) 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, 11 years old and is in 5th grade at Cielo. Love my grandson!
Greg Cameron - Significant person in my life for 11 years: Greg was an air traffic controller for LAX arrivals. He worked in this stressful capacity for 34 years and now is back home in AZ, retired, and now living the golfing dream! We live in the Stellar Airpark where he built his own airplane. What a fun community to live in!
Debbie Gundry – sister: Debbie was a 6th grade Science teacher at Aprende and now is enjoying her retirement and her grandkids!
Diana Keller – sister: Diana is a Real Estate agent working for Keller Williams. They are very active with their 8 grandkids!
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, from Casa Grande. My Dad passed away April 2014 and Mom followed him shortly thereafter because of a broken heart in August 2014. We all miss them 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!
Here’s to another great year!
Please call or e-mail me if you have any concerns.
Stay active and healthy,
Work phone: 480-541-6268