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Welcome Running Creek Elementary Parents and Students to my Physical Education class. My name is Joe Ptaszynski but I will have the students call me Mr. Taz. My wife and I just moved here from Illinois and we are both teachers. I have been a Physical Educator for eight years and I love everything about my job. I am passionate about Physical Education and physical activity and my goal as a Physical Educator is to impart my passion and love for being physically active to my students. Three years ago my wife and I got married and for our honeymoon we went on a 30-day road trip out west becuase we would always vacation in the Carolina's because we have family and friends there. Our honeymoon changed our lives, we fell in love with the mountains, so the move to Colorado has been three years in the making. I love to hike and camp and do all sorts of outdoor activities and there is no better place to be for that then the beautiful state of Colorado. I am a Chicago sports fan but I have never rooted against any Denver sports team unless they were playing my Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, or Cubs. I will be helping coach at the middle school level in our school district so if you have siblings at the middle school I might be one of their coaches. I am helping coach 7th grade football and hopefully more sports throughout the school year. I am super excited to continue my career in Elizabeth and hopefully this is where I will end my career.