Kinesiology and Physical Education Program
|Office:||Carver Gym 22 (Campus Map, Mailing Address)|
B.S., Southwest Missouri State University;
M.S., University of Arizona;
Ph.D., The University of Texas.
LeaAnn Martin began teaching at Western in 1991 after completing her Ph.D. at The University of Texas. She teaches in the Kinesiology and Physical Education program. Her teaching interests are in elementary physical education pedagogy where she, along with Dr. Derrick Mears, manages the pedagogy “block” program. LeaAnn’s research endeavors are in teacher effectiveness, including examining variables such as feedback, practice trials and curricular content. Along with Dr. Gordon Chalmers, she recently examined the relationship between academic achievement and physical fitness in school aged children. LeaAnn was honored with Western Washington University’s Peter J. Elich Excellence in Teaching Award in 2011. In 2003, LeaAnn was awarded the Washington Award for Excellence in Teacher Preparation by the State Board of Education and in 1995, she was named the College Professional Physical Educator of the Year by the Washington Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. LeaAnn is active in the National Association for Sport and Physical Education and the United States Handball Association.
PE 340 Block 1: Elementary Physical Education
PE 341 Block 2: Elementary Physical Education
PE 341p Elementary Physical Education Practicum
PE 345 Physical Education for Elementary School
PE 442p Practicum in Physical Education
KIN 315Fitness Instruction and Leadership