P.E. Teacher Gary Wilson to Retire This Year

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“I will miss developing new lesson plans to help students learn new skills,” stated Gary Wilson, BYMS P.E. teacher who is retiring at the end of the school year after teaching at BYMS for  31 years.

“It is very rewarding seeing former students and hearing how their experiences in my class helped them try new activities in high school and beyond.   I enjoy being able to introduce new activities like archery to students and see their excitement as they learn new skills,” added Wilson

Mr. Wilson was an elementary P.E. teacher for seven years before coming to Bernardo Yorba Middle School.

Wilson enjoys hearing how former students benefited from the skills they learned from his class. “It is very rewarding seeing former students and hearing how their experiences in my class helped them try new activities in high school and beyond.  I enjoy being able to introduce new activities like archery to students and see their excitement as they learn new skills.”

Wilson stated that the most significant change he has seen over the years is how technology has evolved and become a huge part of education.“The most significant difference I’ve seen over the years is how technology has evolved and become a huge part of education,”  “it has affected all areas of education from grading and record keeping to lesson plans and delivery,” he explained.

Part of Mr. Wilson’s “plan” is not to have to make any “plans”.

“I plan to relax and enjoy doing whatever I feel like each day.  I hope to spend time visiting new places and enjoying time with my wife, sons, and grandchildren,” replied Wilson.

“He explains the steps to our activities very clearly so everyone can understand and have a good time playing them,” stated Joseph Khutsishvili, a seventh grader at Bernardo Yorba Middle School.