Resource for elementary and middle school physical educators in grades 3 through 9; reference for physical administrators; supplemental text for PETE instructors.
Liz Giles-Brown is currently a physical educator for grades K-8 at South Bristol School in South Bristol, Maine. In addition to having 17 years of experience teaching K-8 physical education, she has served as physical education curriculum chairperson and provided leadership in the assessment work done by her school union. Giles-Brown has also worked on state assessment development committees and currently serves on the expert review team for the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development's (ASCD) Understanding by Design (UbD) online unit exchange.
Giles-Brown has also written two units that have been published on the Understanding by Design (UbD) Exchange and has presented numerous assessment workshops for her peers in the field of physical education. Giles-Brown is a member of American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) and Maine Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (MAHPERD). In 2004 she received the Distinguished Leadership Award in physical education curriculum, teaching, and assessment from MAHPERD, which also named her Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year in 1995.
Giles-Brown holds a master's degree in physical education, curriculum and instruction. She currently resides with her husband, Tim, and son, Chase, in West Boothbay Harbor, Maine, where she enjoys hiking, biking, boating, and skiing in her spare time.