Jan Starnes is current the Physical Educator at Lakenheath Middle School, in Lakenheath, England. Year after year, Starnes produces higher learning gains and increases her students' academic scores in a special program that she has created for at-risk students.

She takes pride in changing the students' vision of their abilities which effects their motivation and this helps to develop their commitment in setting their goals as it increases self- confidence.

Starnes is from Portland, Ore., and has taught for 38 years in several curriculum areas. She volunteers her time before and after school as well as on the weekends to promote student success. Starnes' firm, fair, and consistent program fosters and encourages at- risk students to succeed in and out of the classroom.

Her teaching philosophy includes the concept to engage the whole child, their parents and all immediate stakeholders in the learning process.

Jan Starnes PE Teacher
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