Physical Education

Mrs. Lori Johnson

Phone: 847-838-8627


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science Physical Education Master of Education Teaching and Learning

Mrs. Lori Johnson

Dear Parent,


            My name is Lori Johnson and I will be your child’s Physical Education teacher this year. I am very excited for a great school year at Oakland Elementary School! I will be teaching according to the National Association for Sport and Education (NASPE) standards. It is my goal to help your child develop the skills and knowledge to be physically active and lead healthy lives. Specifically, your child will:

  • Respect self and others, as well as the equipment and learning environment.
  • Develop, demonstrate, and understand fundamental movement skills and health related fitness components.
  • Use a combination of cognitive (thinking), affective (social), and psychomotor (moving) skills to create and problem solve.
  • Use and enjoy physical activity outside of the classroom.

Your child’s progress will be assessed through daily behavior, effort/participation, and performance. 

 The Behavior standard is based on the following:

  • Effectively demonstrates respectful and safe behavior (cooperation, sportsmanship, following directions)

The Effort/Participation standard is based on the following:

  • Consistently demonstrates a positive attitude toward physical activity through participation (prepared for class, put forth effort, stay on task)

The Performance standard is based on the following:

  • Appropriately demonstrates physical education concepts in a variety of ways

We ask that your child either wear gym shoes to school or leave an extra pair of gym shoes at school for physical education class. If your child does not wear gym shoes to physical education class he/she may not participate due to safety concerns.  Therefore, in order to meet the participation standard, the student must wear appropriate gym shoes daily.    

Lastly, according to our district handbook, any student that is not able to fully participate in physical education class needs to bring a parent note from home EACH day the student is not fully participating.  A parent note will only be accepted for two consecutive days if stated so in the note.  After two days a note is required from your physician stating limitations and when the student is allowed full participation again.  Students not fully participating in P.E. class will be allowed to get fresh air and socialize at recess, but not participate in physical activities.  This communication between physicians, parents, school nurses, and teachers helps us to keep all students safe at Oakland School.   

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at school.  I am looking forward to a great year!


Lori Johnson

Physical Education Teacher