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Physical Education


Coach Keebler

Mrs. Justine Keebler
Mrs. Justine Keebler has been a physical education teacher and coach at SSJ since 2001. She is also currently the Girls’ Athletic Director. During the summer of 2010, she and Coach Bob attended a convention in California to learn a new PE curriculum (SPARK). She says, “I am extremely excited to use the new gym for PE and know that the SPARK curriculum is a great way to celebrate our new facility. After one week in the gym, my favorite quote was from a first grader: ‘Coach, I’m not sweating!’ After many 100+ degree weeks outside, we cannot express our gratitude to everyone who contributed to the Phase I Development Project. I feel blessed to be part of the SS. Simon and Jude community and enjoy coming to work everyday.”

Groft, Andrew

Coach Groft

Mr. Andy Groft
Coach Groft is an alumnus of SS. Simon & Jude School, and is very happy to be a part of the staff. “I have learned and gained so much from this community , and want to pass on the Irish tradition for years to come.”

According to Coach Keebler and Coach Groft: “It is our hope that students in our classes will develop a general knowledge and skill of sports, as well as a love for activity. In addition to physical activity, we also work on building sportsmanship and problem-solving skills. We hope each student leaves SSJ with at least one activity, recreational or organized, that he/she will continue throughout their teen years in order to keep a healthy body and lifestyle.”