Ms. Brownell

“The mediocre teacher tells, the good teacher explains, the superior teacher demonstrates, and the great teacher inspires” -William Arthur Ward.

Hello! My name is Heather Brownell, I am excited to work with your students and to assist them in becoming physically literate individuals for a lifetime here at PCK. I am a current member of Shape America (National Physical Education Association) and a current member of Shape Colorado (State Physical Education Association).

I have been active my entire life. Playing basketball for the Plainsmen at Northeastern Junior College for two years which then led me to the start of my coaching career while attending the University of Northern Colorado. My first coaching gig was in 2007 as a girls’ basketball coach at Greeley West High School, which was a great experience while completing my bachelor’s degree. Coaching sparked my passion for assisting youth on how to become better athletes. I completed my Bachelor of Science degree in 2010 where I used my degree in Recreation & Tourism for planning and coordinating various youth and adult sports and activities with recreation departments for seven years.

While planning and coordinating sports programs came easy to me as an employee I wasn’t feeling fulfilled at the end of the day. Through trials and tribulations I have found my true passion; teaching youth how to become physically literate individuals through practice, having fun, inclusion and teaching students competence and confidence.

I will be the best Physical Education teacher that I can be, by putting the students first and creating an environment for all students to feel comfortable and will assist them in their journey to becoming well-rounded, productive members in society all while being physically active for a lifetime.

“You can’t save all these starfish. You can’t begin to make a difference! She bent down, picked up another starfish, and hurled it as far as she could into the ocean. Then she looked up at the man and replied, “Well, I made a difference to that one!” -Loren Eisley