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2003 PFA All Star Teacher
Scott Bauer

Scott Bauer

Homer-Center Elementary School
Homer City, Pennsylvania

You cannot find one blank wall on the inside or outside of Scott’s gym. He has so many students participating in his Chart and Challenge activities it’s got parents and faculty talking and the kids having the time of their lives! Scott received Project Fit America in 2006 and he could not do anymore programming than he is running. He has taken it to the max and it sure does show! What he has created is impressive and a true public relations effort for advocacy of physical education.

His students adore him and can’t wait to get his class to see what Scott has planned for them. We could send anyone to his school to look at his programming and they would stand in awe, as we did, at what he has created. Scott is national exemplary physical education!

Scott Bauer's Programs, Activities & Teaching Philosophy

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Scott Bauer: All-Star Teacher 2008

It’s been business as usual since I won the 2008 All-Star award. I just finished my 4th year as elementary physical education instructor at Homer-Center. It seems like yesterday that I was hired and here I am getting ready to start my 5th year…unbelievable!! Since 2008 my wife and I welcomed our second child, a girl, into our house. My son is now 4 and my daughter is 2, they grow fast. Here are a few things that I have accomplished and have going on in my life.

In the summer of 2009, I graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Master’s degree in Athletic Administration. I really enjoyed the challenge of grad school, but at times I found it difficult to juggle teaching, class, coaching, homework and family life. However, with help from my loving wife I was able to conquer this monumental task and obtain my degree. I keep saying I’m done with school, but in the back of my mind I can see myself going back and getting another degree. I may go back and get my principal papers someday…we’ll see!!

I also am the head coach of Homer-Center’s varsity baseball team. This is my third year as head coach and 11th as a varsity baseball coach. I enjoy every moment of coaching and spending time with my guys. Homer-Center has a strong baseball heritage and I am just trying to carry on the proud tradition to the best of my ability. In three years we have won our conference one time and reached the District finals 3 years in a row, winning the District 6 Championship two times. We also qualified for the Pennsylvania State baseball tournament 3 years in a row as well. Again, I wouldn’t be able to coach without an understanding wife who holds down the fort while I’m away at practice and games.

I try to stay active as much as possible. I have a lot of hobbies and interests to keep me busy and out of trouble. Anyone who knows me knows that I am a diehard Steelers, Penguins and Pitt fan! Born and raised in Pittsburgh… it’s kind of a birth right. This past summer I started jogging and really have taken a liking to it. I like it so much that I have signed up to run a few 5k’s in the area and I am even thinking of running the Pittsburgh’s Half Marathon next May. I also play ice hockey every Sunday in the winter. I am very passionate about hockey and enjoy every minute on the ice. In the warmer months I love to golf with my friends, but my favorite past time is spending quality time with my wife and kids. My kids are very active and I enjoy being Dad every chance I get.

I feel that I am very lucky for my current situation at Homer-Center elementary. Not only was I hired by a great school district, but our school was awarded the PFA grant just a few months prior to me being hired. So I came into a great situation and was able to implement Project Fit America from day 1. Project Fit America is easy to use, implement and best of all the kids love every minute of it. I am always on their website looking for new ideas. I am forever indebted to Project Fit America for what they have done for my career and look forward to working with them for many years to come.