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Joan Samonisky

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Joan Samonisky is Director of Athletics at Sanford School in Hockessin, Delaware

Recent Posts

Modeling Good Sportsmanship – Everyone is a Teacher!

Posted by Joan Samonisky on May 10, 2016 at 3:00 PM

Too many times, headlines revolve around negative behavior taking place at sporting events involving coaches, players, parents or spectators. As a lifelong athlete and career educator in the field of physical education and athletics, my experiences in sports as a participant, teacher, coach, and athletic director have been many and varied. I have experienced, and witnessed, winning and losing at all levels. 

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Topics: Athletics, Community

Recess Time: The Importance of Play

Posted by Joan Samonisky on November 10, 2015 at 2:30 PM

Just as I did when I was a youngster, I LOVE RECESS!!! Some may think it is an odd thing for an adult to brag about, but as a career educator in the field of physical education and athletics, I feel that recess is a wonderful learning tool for young people. Recess time provides the training ground for many valuable life lessons that adults use every day .

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Topics: Health & Wellness