My name is Mr. Allen and I am extremely proud to have been a part of the Wallin community for several years. I grew up in central Iowa, but have lived in Nevada for over two decades! I hold a Bachelor of Science and an M.Ed from UNLV, as well as a certification in coaching from the University of San Diego. I have enjoyed getting to know so many wonderful families and appreciate the special culture that makes Wallin Elementary a unique place! I am extremely excited to be making the move to physical education!
As most of you know, sound nutrition, exercise, and a positive mindset are all important elements of living a happy, healthy, and active life. This belief helps to shape Wallin’s P.E. program. Our central focus is to provide a physically and emotionally safe environment where the students are given the opportunity to learn new ways to move their bodies, calm their minds, and adopt other healthy habits.
The students will work to develop these skills by practicing traditional movements and activities (stretching, calisthenics, dancing, and basketball) as well as more non-traditional activities (yoga, cup stacking, No Man’s Land, and Space Invaders). Although we value and recognize athleticism and competition, P.E. will be a time for kids of all abilities and fitness levels to practice their skills and move their bodies. With this in mind, we will strive to make sure that the students are developing self-confidence, greater sportsmanship, a cooperative mindset, and joyfully participating during their P.E. time each week!
Mr. Allen and Mrs. Tripp
My name is Mrs. Poniewaz and I have nearly twenty years of experience in teaching art in schools and museums between Clark County Nevada and Indian River County in Florida. I have an MA from New York University and a BA from Edinboro University in Pennsylvania. I had the privilege of studying art in Venice Italy for two summers. I love traveling to visit museums and galleries and art history sites in the US and abroad.
Nothing is more inspiring than watching kids of all ages discover their ability to be creative! Behold the magic of the elementary art classroom, I am a big fan of kid’s artwork.Children have an inherent ability for art appreciation and art history in a way that will spark a lifelong love of art. At Wallin Elementay school the students have art every six school days for fifty minutes.
My students have art production experiences in media such as drawing, painting, ceramics, textiles, sculpture and more. I believe that art education is an integral part of a fostering a student’s complete education. Students also learn about a diverse variety of artists, artist’s styles and art history that span thousands of years.
I look forward to fostering your child’s love art.