My name is Nathan Longbine I am 27 years old born and raised in Orchard Park where I was very physically active at a young age. Football was always my favorite sport, though my years playing at Orchard Park I was blessed enough to be a captain on the very first New York State Title football team in school history back in 2008. I have been working with children ever since high school where I ran the Phys Ed program after school at the local Boys & Girls Club. I studied at SUNY Brockport, where I earned my Bachelors in Kinesiology. While during my senior year in college, I was also traveling 3 nights a week back to Buffalo where I attended an adult education program. I ended up earning my NYS Master Barber license and practiced for 3 years full time. I returned to school at Canisius College in Fall of 2016, earning my Masters in Physical Education in December 2017.
I was hired at Catholic Academy of West Buffalo in January 2018 as the Physical Education teacher. I could not be happier to be teaching here!
I believe that physical education is very important to the development of young adults. I feel that in today’s society children view exercise as a punishment. My goal is to show them all the fun and positives that can come from being physically active. We will learn using many different teaching styles, ie. having them learn through discovery and allowing them to make mistakes and see how they can correct it. We will learn a multiple of different sports but also physical activity they can do outside of school later in life so that they can maintain a healthy lifestyle that follows them to adulthood. I expect every student to come prepared and ready to learn. My classroom is a judgment free zone where we all are encouraged to go at our own pace, but each individual must put forth their BEST EFFORT. I am big believer you get out as much as you put in to it. I am a product of this and if I want something, I go get it. We are blessed to live in a country with so many opportunities. It is important to me that the students realize this. I want them to believe they can achieve anything they want to in life but must be willing to make sacrifices to achieve their goals.
“You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give.” Eleanor Roosevelt