Degrees and Certifications:
My name is Leo Gerace and I will be your son's or daughter's physical education teacher this year. Let me begin, however, by briefly describing my professional background.
My Master of Science Degree in Education is from Nova Southeastern University and a Bachelors of Science from Penn State. I am certified to teach Physical Education, Health, PKP and ESOL K-12. My career teaching started with MCPS in 2000.
My goal is to help children find a variety of ways to enjoy a physically active lifestyle. Creating a life of healthy choices enhances physical, emotional, intellectual and social benefits that come to someone who is physically active.
As a teacher I recognize that children are at different developmental levels, with a variety of needs and interests. For this reason in every class I attempt to provide all of the children with cooperative learning experiences that are both beneficial and enjoyable. Each lesson is adjusted to take into account the wide range of skills and fitness levels that distinguish children in elementary school.
I am very proud of the physical education program at Belleview Elementary School and looking forward to being your child's physical education teacher this year.