• The RMS PE department uses standards based curriculum to promote healthy living in students. During the school year, we will focus on fitness topics, sports education, and skill development activities. We believe that students from any background or ability level have the opportunity to succeed. It is not about being THE best; it is about being YOUR best!

Running Tiger (PE)

PE Staff

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Attended California State University, San Bernardino and Azusa Pacific University Bachelor in Science Degree, emphasis in Physical Education Master's Degree in Education/Physical Education

Mr. Bender

Mr. Michael Bender graduated from California State University, San Bernardino with a Bachelor in Science Degree, emphasis in Physical Education.  He continued his education and received a Master’s Degree in Education/Physical Education, from Azusa Pacific University.  He has been teaching for 28 years and has coached several sports which include: volleyball, football, baseball, softball, wrestling, and track.  The advice he wants to give to his students is “To finish what you start”.  A fun fact about Mr. Bender is that Bud Bender Park is named after his father. 

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Attended California State University, San Bernardino Bachelor in Science Degree in Kinesiology, emphasis in Pedagogy

Ms. Cooper

Ms. Kaitlyn Cooper graduated from California State University San Bernardino with a Bachelor in Science in Kinesiology emphasis in Pedagogy. Her goal is to educate students on sports and physical activities that they can take far beyond their Physical Education class. She would like her students to remember these wise words: "It is always too early to quit." 

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Attended California State Universit, Fullerton and Azusa Pacific University Bachelor in Science Degree, emphasis in Physical Education Master's Degree in Education/Physical Education

Mr. M. Douglass

Mr. Michael Douglass graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelor in Science Degree, emphasis in Physical Education.  He continued his education and received a Master’s Degree in Education/Physical Education, from Azusa Pacific University.  He has been teaching for 30 years and would like the students to remember that “It’s Always Too Early to Quit (Peale)”.  He also has coached several sports which include: volleyball, football, basketball, and track.  A fun fact about Mr. Douglass is, he has been teaching with his Twin Brother for 30 years. 

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Attended California State Universit, Fullerton and Azusa Pacific University Bachelor in Science Degree, emphasis in Physical Education Master's Degree in Education/Physical Education

Mr. W. Douglass

Mr. William Douglass graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelor in Science Degree, emphasis in Physical Education.  He continued his education and received a Master’s Degree in Education/Physical Education, from Azusa Pacific University.  He has been teaching for 30 years and wants the students to remember “Hard work beats talent when talent does not work hard”. He also has coached several sports which include: volleyball, football, basketball, and track.  A fun fact about Mr. Douglass is, he has been teaching with his Twin Brother for 30 years.

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Attended West Liberty Stat College, Cal State San Bernardino, and Azusa Pacific University Bachelors in Physical Education Masters in Counseling

Ms. Manack

Ms. Paula Manack graduated from California State University, San Bernardino with a Bachelor in Science Degree, emphasis in Physical Education.  She continued her education and received a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Azusa Pacific University.  She has been teaching for 27 years, and would like to help the students to understand that “if they put in the time and hard work now, they will get to work less hours for more money later”.  Ms. Manack has coached basketball for 10 years at all different type of schools.  Her goal is to introduce students to a variety of activities and sports, in hopes that the students will find some type of enjoyment and will want to continue physical activity for life.