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Mrs. Jessica Wykstra

 

Welcome Trojans!

This is my twenty-second-year teaching here at FFC8.  I completed my undergraduate work at the University of Colorado at Boulder, earning a BA in psychology.  I then went on to complete my MA in curriculum and instruction at the University of Colorado at Denver, where I obtained an elementary teaching license, as well as endorsements in secondary history and K-12 physical education.  I spent thirteen years teaching history at FMS, and three years teaching PE at Eagleside Elementary, before returning to FMS to teach PE.  My wonderful husband also teaches at FMS. We have two incredible children, Oakley and Skyley; and a silly Great Dane, Daisy.

In addition to being a PE teacher, I am a lifeguard, personal fitness trainer, and a third-degree black belt and instructor in Taekwondo.  I also train in Krav Maga and teach seminars in self-defense.  My favorite hobbies are paddle boarding, reading, traveling, playing my guitar and ukulele, and just about anything you can do outside.  I love to swim, hike, run, ski, surf, and go Jeeping. 

I believe in being a healthy and active life-long learner.  And that is exactly what I teach my students.  It is just as important to be passionate about studies in language arts, mathematics, science and social studies, as it is to understand and appreciate how an active lifestyle will maintain good health and longevity.  In fact, current brain research indicates that there is a strong correlation between physical activity and learning capacity.   I teach my students to be passionate about intentionally making healthy life choices.  And along the way, I'll show them just how fun physical activity can be to help lay the foundation for an active lifestyle. 

We're going to have a great year, and I can't wait to see you in the gym!