Welcome to Baker Prairie Physical Education! My name is Brooke Cates and I am a 8th grade Health and Physical Education teacher at Baker Prairie Middle School. I grew up in Columbia Falls, Montana and then attended college at University or Oregon where I played basketball, threw the javelin and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree. This is my 25th year teaching in the Canby School District. This will be my first year as the varsity assistant girls basketball coach at West Linn High School. GO LIONS! I have a wonderful husband, Scott who works for Nike and is also a personal fitness trainer. We have three children: Coby (Senior pre-med student at Oregon State University), Jace (Junior basketball player and business student at Concordia University) and Cianne (Freshman business student at the University of Oregon! Go Ducks!!!). I also have three dogs: Jimmer, Starsky and Hutch. (Yes, I’m an animal lover) 🙂
Lifelong fitness and health has always been an interest of mine. I hope my passion and love of cooperative games/physical activity will be contagious to my students. I look forward to creating a fun atmosphere where my students look forward to coming to P.E. class. My expectation is that all students come prepared to actively participate in all games and activities and do so with a positive attitude!
Looking forward to a fabulous 2017-18 school year!