My name is Erin Garabedian and I am honored to join the St. Dominic Elementary School Community. I graduated with my Bachelors of Science in Physical Education from Adelphi University. Throughout my studies at Adelphi, I received Department Honors, Dean’s list, and was inducted into Phi Epsilon Kappa National Physical Education Honor Society. I am New York State certified in Physical Education and Health. To further develop my professional career, knowledge and skills, I plan to begin a graduate degree program in education administration.
My journey began at St. Dominic about 3 years ago when I received my first coaching position while being a senior at Adelphi University. The sports teams I assisted coaching with were basketball, volleyball, and lacrosse. I went on to substitute teach in two school districts, Carle Place and East Williston, as well as St. Dominic Elementary School. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to teach Physical Education for Mr. Durso during his short leave. Last school year, I was offered a leave replacement position at the Carle Place Elementary School for the school year.
My coaching experience currently includes middle school boys’ soccer, junior varsity and varsity girls’ basketball, and varsity girls’ softball. Other sports positions include, the assistant director of Carle Place Basketball Camp and coaching summer league teams. As a three sport athlete; I played field hockey, basketball, and softball competitively and at elite levels. My interest for team sports and physical education began early in my life and this passion led me to my career today. My teaching and coaching philosophy include demonstrating leadership and being a positive role model to students and athletes. I emphasize character, perseverance, hard work, respect, and a positive attitude. My goal is to inspire students to be self-learners, embrace challenge, and demonstrate good sportsmanship.
My personal interests include bike riding on various trails and parks throughout long island, boating with family in the summer and fall on the north shore, playing in alumni games with previous teammates, and skiing in the Pocono Mountains with family and friends during the winter season.
Team sports, health and fitness not only provides students with knowledge for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, it also teaches life skills. I hope to help your child find one thing they love about physical education, sports, and health this year that they can take with them for a lifetime.
Looking forward to a great 2016-17 school year together!