Mr. Sickler’s (naTional Board Certified Teacher) bio
 

Professional Development

I am passionate about growing as a professional and every year I participate in various types of professional development.  Some of my professional development includes: 
I presented at the State Physical Education Conference (CAHPERD) (2005 and 2008)
I presented at the California Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) conference (2005)
I have partnered with the Dairy Council of California as a part of the curriculum development advisory board (2007 - present)
I am a mentor teacher for San Jose State University’s Physical Education Field Experience undergraduate class (2007-present)
I am active participant in the local Bay-PEHP (Bay Area Physical Education & Health Project) chapter which is a community of physical and health educators all over Northern California who collaborate on best practices designed to enhance student learning
I actively participate in our Assessment For Learning, 21st Century and Commom Core Standards committees on campus.
I observe at least one colleague from another district a year (2003- present)
I received my National Board for Professional Teaching in November of 2011.
I am a District BTSA Master Teacher for all Physical Education new hires. 
I am a master teacher for San Jose State’s Physical Education Credential Program
I am one of 3 teachers at CMS selected on the Technology Professional Development team (started in Aug 2012), which is a grassroots Technology team established to define the drive the technology vision for the District http://www.cahperd.org/http://www.dairycouncilofca.org/http://www.nbpts.org/shapeimage_2_link_0shapeimage_2_link_1shapeimage_2_link_2
What you should know...
Name:
Judson Sickler
GRADES I TEACH:
6th Grade
8th Grade
COACH:
Cross Country, Track and Field (distance)
CLUBS:
Running Club

What you might want to know...
education:
UC Berkeley ’96
SJSU (Credential) ‘04
MARITAL:
Married with 2 daughters (6 and 3)

Little more to know....
HOBBIES:
Anything Fitness- I run a bootcamp business as my big hobby- sickfitbootcamp.com
fitness facts:
12 marathons, 20+ half marathons,100 mile mountain bike race, 3 half ironman triathlons, summit Mt. Shasta, 50k running race, run my own Fitness Bootcamp Business (www.sickfitbootcamp.com)
travel desitinations:
Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Spain, France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Alaska, Mexico, Hawaii
FAVORITE BANDS:
Dave Matthews Band, Jack Johnson, John Mayer, Led Zeppelin, U2, Coldplay, Depeche Mode and any Acid Jazz band
FAVORITE MOVIES:
Pulp Fiction, Who’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Mystic River, Hoosiers, American Pie
Personal Motto:
“You are better than you think you are and can do more than you think you can?”






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Little Bit ‘bout me...

    I am really looking forward to my 9th (out of 11) year at CMS.  I have taught every grade level at Cupertino Middle and will be teaching 6th grade this year.  Last November, I received my National Board for Professional Teaching Certificate, which is the highest certificate awarded to a teacher.  Before my career as a teacher, I worked at Sun Microsystems for 5.5 years upon graduating from UC Berkeley (Go Bears!!!) in ’96.  

    At the tail end of my career at Sun, I became very active in triathlon, particularly cycling.  The more time I spent competing and training, the more I fell in love with fitness, so much so, that I started to explore careers in the health and fitness industry.  While working at Sun, I decided to coach at a local middle school...the rest is history.  I enrolled at San Jose State and decided to get a second bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology as well as my teaching credential. 

    In addition to teaching, I have coached Cross Country, girls and boys Basketball and Track and Field.  I will also start my 6th year as  the club coordinator for our highly successfully Running Club. 

    I have been married for 9 years.  In June of 2008, I became a father for the first time to a beautiful daughter, Jillian and then again in 2011, when we added Natalie to our lives.  Last year I completed my National Board for Professional Teaching certification and am yet to find out if I passed. 

    Thanks for taking the time to learn a little about me.....