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Christopher Willer is currently an Assistant Professor at Saint Joseph’s College. He oversees the Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) program within the Sport and Exercise Science Department. Some courses he has taught have included Adapted Physical Education and Assessment, Methods in Elementary, Middle, and High School Physical Education, and Instructional Skills Courses. He is currently the co-chair of the All-College Environment Governance Committee at Saint Joseph’s College. His experience also includes 13 years of teaching physical education, health education, and adapted physical education in the public-school setting. He has a passion for working with all populations of students, while providing each with the best possible learning experience. Working collaboratively with Occupational, Mental Health, Physical, and Speech Therapists has been a priority for his Adapted Physical Education approach to learning. Christopher has recently worked closely with the Bonny Eagle School system to provide an Adapted Aquatics Program for their Special Education Department. This program has been modeled from the RSU#16 Aquatics Program. Utilizing his extensive coaching background, Willer has designed and implemented a fun learning experience for students with all abilities. He has also lectured at the University of New England Graduate School for Physical Therapists on the topic of Age Appropriate Physical Fitness Testing. Mr. Willer has an extensive coaching background, having coached at the youth, middle school, high school and collegiate levels. As an alum of Saint Joseph’s College, he returned to coach under Head Men’s Basketball coach Rob Sanicola during the 2008- 2011 seasons. He resides in Poland, Maine with his wife Jill and two children, Genevieve and Myles. In his spare time, he enjoys athletics, outdoor activities, and farming.
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