My name is Mark Ricketts and I am the Physical Education teacher at Lorane Elementary School. I graduated in 1995 from West Chester University with a B.S. in K-12 Health and Physical Education. In 2001, I graduated from Kutztown University with a Masters in Elementary Education. I have continued my education since then, taking graduate level classes through Millersville and St. Joe's University that focus on various educational topics important to teaching the students at Lorane.
I have been teaching at Lorane since the Fall of 1997 and continue to enjoy teaching our Kindergarten through Fourth grade students the skills they will need to become physically literate (skillful and confident in movements) and develop a life-long enjoyment of physical activity and fitness.
I feel that physical education is equally important as any subject studied by our students. I develop lessons designed to foster a basic understanding of movement and all that it has to offer. With basic skills, your child will be more confident and likely to participate in activities that can keep their bodies healthy for years to come.
“Physical literacy is the ability to move with confidence and competence in a wide variety of activities in
multiple environments that benefit the healthy development of the whole person.” -SHAPE America
Our role is to provide all students with a quality physical education experience and lay the foundation for our
students’ physical literacy journey.
Physical education programs should be standards-based and taught in a warm nuturing environment, where all students are challenged and failure is a part of success.
Please feel free to contact me at any time with your questions, comments, or concerns.