VCMS Health

 

 

 

 

Mr. Keith Millen

Current Position: Physical Education
Years Teaching: 15 years

Degrees/Certifications:
B.S. Physical Education from Eastern Connecticut State University

M.A. Physical Education from Central Connecticut State University

Professional History:
Mr. Millen began his career teaching Physical Education in Vernon at Center Road School in 2000.  After that school year, he taught Physical Education at Skinner Road School in 2001.  Mr. Millen has been at teaching Physical Education at VCMS since 2002.  Mr. Millen coached varsity ice hockey at Rockville High School for 8 seasons and junior varsity baseball at RHS for 7 seasons.

Extracurricular Activities:
Keith currently coaches Little League baseball and travel ice hockey. He was a member of his college baseball team at ECSU which won the College World Series in 1998. He enjoys playing hockey in his free time.

Mrs. Crystal Pierce

Current Position: 6th-8th Physical Education and Health
Years Teaching: 9.5 years

Degrees/Certifications:
B.S. Physical Education/Health from Southern CT State University

M.A. in Physical Education from Central CT State University

Professional History:
Mrs. Pierce began her career working at a childcare center and running gymnasium activities at summer camp.  She was a substitute teacher and paraprofessional for a year before coming to VCMS to teach P.E. and health.

Extracurricular Activities:
Mrs. Pierce is the advisor of the VCMS Play 60 team and also runs many after-school intramurals throughout the year.  She is also an active member of the School Climate Committee (PBS).

Mr. Charles Russell

Current Position: 6th, 7th and 8th grade PE
Years Teaching: 15 years

Degrees/Certifications:
B.S. Health & Physical Education from Fort Valley State University

M.A. Physical Education from Central Connecticut State University

Professional History:
Mr. Russell started teaching Physical Education at VCMS in August 2000.

Extracurricular Activities:
Mr. Russell coached the VCMS baseball team from 2000-2008, 2013.  He also was an assistant football coach for Rockville High School from 2000-05, 2010-12.  He is an assistant coach for Tolland High School football team from 2006-09, 2013-present.

Mrs. Joanne Stavens-Martin

Current Position: 6-8 Health and Physical Education
Years Teaching: 18 years

Degrees/Certifications:
B.A. Liberal Arts, Psychology, from the University of Connecticut

B.S. Physical Education from Eastern Connecticut State University

M.A. Educational Leadership from Central Connecticut State University

Professional History:
Mrs. Martin began her teaching career here at VCMS in September of 1998.  Prior to teaching at VCMS, Mrs. Martin coached the middle school girls' basketball team as well as the RHS junior varsity soccer team. For many years, Mrs. Martin worked as a counselor at summer camps and after school programs.

Extracurricular Activities:
At VCMS, Mrs. Martin has organized the Relay For Life Team.  The VCMS Relay Team helps to raise money for the American Cancer Society.  Students in all grades are welcome to join this family event.  Over the past 10 years, Team VCMS has raised over $70,000 for cancer programs and research.
Mrs. Martin also runs many intramural activities after school, including, Runner's Club, Walking Club, and a variety of fitness activities.  She also organizes evening family and student Activity Nights for the VCMS community to enjoy games, activities and food together.

In her personal life, Mrs. Martin coaches her three daughters in a variety of sports.  You can find her on the basketball sideline or running drills on the soccer field.  She also likes to spend time outdoors with her family hiking, zip-lining, and riding bikes.

 


Vernon Public Schools Mission Statement

The Vernon Public Schools, in partnership with family and community, is committed to provide a quality education, with
high expectations, in a safe environment where all students become independent learners and productive contributors to society.