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Thom Schauerman - Physical Education Teacher and Coach

I like teaching in our agility, balance, and strength classes because the students do not need any prior sports skills experience and they can all succeed at their own pace.

Physical Education Teacher and Coach

  • What three adjectives would you use to describe your classroom?

    Fun, Challenging, Cooperative
     
  • What do you love about Shipley?

    I love that I get to work with students from Lower School through Upper School. I get to make a real connection with them and watch them grow as people.
  • What inspired you to choose education?

    I wanted to do something where I could make a difference and work with people. I started off pursuing a career as a police officer when I graduated from college, but I realized I liked working with younger people and teaching them.
  • What is your favorite lesson, project or activity? Why?

    I like teaching in our agility, balance, and strength classes because the students do not need any prior sports skills experience and they can all succeed at their own pace.
     
  • What is your year-end goal for every student who walks into your classroom?

    To learn how to push themselves, to work as hard as they can, and have fun while doing it.
  • Do you have any pets?

    I have a goldfish named Zebra.
     
  • What is your favorite season?

    Fall = soccer season. I'm Shipley's varsity boys' head coach.
     
  • If you could meet one person in history – who would it be?

    Basquiat (painter) or John Wooden
     
  • Name one of your hobbies.

    Playing guitar and singing
     
  • What is your favorite book?

    Catcher in the Rye
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The Shipley School is a private, coeducational day school for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students, located in Bryn Mawr, PA. Through our commitment to educational excellence, we develop within each student a love of learning and a desire for compassionate participation in the world.