Coach Rick Hansley
Lead Foundations/Bridge P.E. Teacher
B.A. in Physical Education
ACSI Standard Certification
The first time I was introduced to Jesus was in the 4th grade during a chapel service. After that chapel my 4th grade teacher asked if anyone wanted to accept Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior and I raised my hand and after class she shared with me, and I accepted Jesus and my Lord and Savior. However, from the age of ten until after my first year in college I didn't witness or tell anyone about Jesus. That summer I was working at a Christian camp and at the camp fire I was convicted to recommitt my life to Christ and so I did in the summer of 1989 and God has been directing my life ever since. My first teaching job was in Hamilton New Jersey. I taught K5 thru the 8th grade. and that was where I met Mr. White's daughter Wendi and today that has been 18 years later.
Hello! Welcome to the Lower School PE Teacher Page. In keeping with the Greenbrier Mission, we are excited to challenge your student to grow in character, self-reliance and self-discipline so that they will mature in wisdom, stature and favor with God (Luke 2:52). Through participation in a variety of physical education activities, your child will develop and improve muscular coordination, flexibility, strength, and endurance while learning to use his or her body to honor God.
Appropriate attire for PE is essential for optimal learning and enjoyment. Athletic socks with proper tennis shoes (not skater shoes like Vans, Etnies, etc.) will make activities like running more enjoyable for students. Shoes should be non-marking. Students may wear shorts on their PE days. The Lower School PE Day schedule is as follows:
K5A: Wednesday, Thursday
K5B: Monday, Wednesday
K5C: Monday, Thursday
1A : Tuesday, Thursday
1B: Tuesday, Wednesday
1C: Wednesday, Thursday
2A,2B: Tuesday, Thursday
3A,3B: Tuesday, Friday
4A, 4B: Monday, Friday
5A, 5B: Monday-Friday (1st and 4th quarter)
*3rd -5th grade students may bring water bottles (with water only) to school on PE days.