Simon Whitehead
Welcome to my website!
Name:  Simon Whitehead
Grade/Subject: 9-12 Physical Education + 11/12 Sports Exercise and Health Science
Room Number: West Gym + Room 19
Phone:  51150
   Hi Southwest Students:  It's Mr. Whitehead here and welcome to my webpage.  It's a work in progress but I promise to add to it regularly to keep you informed of what is going on in PE. This is my 20th year at Southwest High School ( I started in 1992) and I am very proud to work at the best high school in Minneapolis! I graduated from St. Luke's College of Physical Education (Exeter, England) in 1979 and my first teaching assignment was way back in 1980 at a school called the Henry Beaufort School in Winchester, England.  I also taught at South Park High School in Lincoln, England.  Whilst completing my Masters Degree in Sports Science at Iowa State University in Ames, IA I taught P.E. as a graduate assistant for 2 years. 
I will be teaching Fitness for Life 1, Fitness for Life 2, and the FFL alternating day class with Concert Band and Choir.  I am also very excited to be teaching the new IB course, Sports, Exercise and Health Science.  This is a two year IB Standard Level course (students can also take it for just one year) that explores the science that surrounds the sports and exercise that are so popular in our lives today.
I have 10 grade twins (one boy, one girl) and I enjoy soccer, rugby, and fishing. I have coached high school soccer at Minneapolis South (boys), Minneapolis Southwest (girls) and Edina Girls (currently).  Outside of school I run a soccer training company called Coerver Coaching Minnesota.  Being a PE teacher, it helps that I am crazy about all kinds of sports and I hope to pass on some of this passion for Fitness and Sports to you in my classes.  The world is changing fast with technology at our finger tips, but we must never lose sight of the fact that our bodies need exercise.  Fitness can be fun and we'll be learning many ways in which you can stay active and feel good about working out.  I look forward to meeting you in the West Gym for FFL and in Room 19 for Sports Science.
Below you will see summaries of the units we have covered in Sports Science so far.  Also see pictures from our trip to The University of Minnesota......the password is: Southwest