Physical Education

Physical Education is an essential part of developing the whole child and contributes to positive intellectual, emotional and social skills. Our students, preschool through 8th grade, acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain an active life through a variety of activities using movement, physical fitness and cooperation. We know that people who are healthy feel better about who they are and therefore tend to be more successful throughout life. Our Physical Education program helps students develop a lifestyle of fitness and positive self-esteem while learning about differences among people, healthy competition, teamwork and sportsmanship. 
I have had the privilege to teach Physical Education here at OLL since 2003 and love my job. Each one of my classes is comprised of a diverse range of abilities and interests. My goal is to integrate the students of all levels and skills and give each child a chance to succeed to the best of their ability. I encourage students to respect their peers, the staff, facility/equipment and oneself. The outcome of my program is for students to be able to realize the importance of an active lifestyle, increase proficiency in movements, skills and strategies, demonstrate a willingness to participate, and most important to have fun while learning!
Mrs. Michelle Christensen
I grew up in North Seattle and attended St. Matthews Grade School and Bishop Blanchet High. I received my Bachelor of Science from WSU with a minor in Health. I’ve been teaching for 21 years and was fortunate enough to take 14 years off to spend at home raising my three daughters. When not teaching, I enjoy cheering on my favorite team, the WSU Cougars, playing softball (I’ve been playing for 52 years), reading and spending time with my beautiful family.