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About Me

Thank you for visiting our school's physical education website!  I am proud to be the physical education/health teacher here at Glacier Peak.  This is a fantastic school that has some of the best kids and teachers around! It is my hope that your children have an excellent experience in my program and they pursue a lifetime of fun, fitness, and good health.  I'd like to take a few moments to tell you a little about myself and what you can expect from me as your physical education teacher.

First, I grew up with a passion for sports and movement.  As a young child, I was fascinated with every element of sport....kicking, batting, running, throwing...you name it!  I loved it all! I continued my interest in athletics well into middle and high school.  In fact, I was a five sport athlete in high school who lettered in track, basketball, baseball, football, and golf.  In addition to sports, I was involved in student government, TAG (now called GT), National Honor Society, and many other clubs.  I was fortunate to be selected as homecoming royalty my senior year and I graduated in the spring of 1995.  

Upon completion of high school, I attended Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa to pursue and complete a K-12 Physical Education Degree with minors in both health and Spanish. I also played on the junior varsity basketball team and varsity soccer team. One of my greatest experiences at college was living with a host family in Mexico City  to refine my Spanish speaking and interpretation skills over the period of three months!  I graduated in 1999 and moved to Colorado in search of work!  

Upon moving to Colorado, I got my first teaching job in a private school in Littleton for one year before landing an elementary physical education position here in Adams 12.   I was very fortunate to work at Centennial for many years and being part of that community.  It was also during that time that I finished my Masters' of Public Health Degree at the University of Northern Colorado.  Shortly thereafter, I met my beautiful wife and I have been fortunate to be blessed with two wonderful children.  Then, in 2015, I was hired here at Glacier Peak and I've been here ever since.   

In closing, I want to thank the Glacier Peak community for accepting and welcoming me into this school.  My doors are always open if you ever need anything. We're going to have a lot of fun and enjoy many great years to come!  

Sincerely,

Mr. Taylor Hood, M.P.H.