Jane Hughes


Hi! I am Jane Hughes and welcome to P.E. where we work to stay safe, be a good sport, try our best, and, of course, have fun.

I grew up in Southern California and have lived in Washington since 1983 with my husband, Ernie. We frequently visit our two children who live in Portland.

I attended my early school days in Southern California graduating from Palos Verdes High School where I was on the Drill Team all 4 years.

After high school, I attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where I earned a BS in Physical Education. I went to Cal State Bakersfield to earn my teaching certificate. After moving to Washington, I earned a BS in Occupational Therapy at the University of Washington and practiced in the Kent School District for a few years before becoming a full-time parent.

I have been at St. Joseph School since February of 2001, starting as a teaching assistant in the second grade then moving into P.E. a few years later. It has been a great gift being a part of this school and watching it grow into a great place for your children. It has also been an honor to see these children grow into wonderful human beings.

I love teaching P.E. and sharing my passion with students. My goal is to encourage students to enjoy physical activities, become comfortable with exercise, and develop a life-long desire to be active and healthy.

In K through 3rd Grade Physical Education: Students learn basic movement and skills, sportsmanship, and how to work together through games and activities. Students have two 30 minute classes each week.

In 4th and 5th Grade Physical Education: Students learn basic skills, rules, and strategies required to participate in games and sports. They continue to work on sportsmanship and teamwork. Students have two 30 minute classes each week.

In Middle School Physical Education: Students participate in traditional sports and organized games. These activities encourage physical fitness, sportsmanship, cooperation/team work, and leadership skills. The importance of daily physical activity is stressed as a life skill and an important component to a healthy individual developing the mind, body and spirit. Students have P.E. for four 30 minute classes each week. Wednesdays (early release days) students have recess.