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
What you should know...
Judson Sickler
6th Grade
8th Grade
Cross Country, Track and Field (distance)
Running Club

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

Little more to know....
Anything Fitness- I run a bootcamp business as my big hobby-
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 (
travel desitinations:
Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Spain, France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Alaska, Mexico, Hawaii
Dave Matthews Band, Jack Johnson, John Mayer, Led Zeppelin, U2, Coldplay, Depeche Mode and any Acid Jazz band
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.....