Degrees and Certifications:

BS in Education-Pittsburg State University MA in Coaching and Athletic Administration-University of Concordia-Irvine

Mr. Ternes

 This year will mark my 22nd year of teaching elementary Physical Education.   In summer 2017 my wife and I decided to fulfill a dream of ours and move to Arizona.  I am very happy to start my 5th year at Diamond Canyon.  I will teach K-6 PE at Diamond Canyon and am an assistant baseball coach at Boulder Creek high school.   I am looking forward to this new school year! 

I live in Anthem with my wife Jennifer and 3 children Kate (Sophomore at NAU), Easton (Senior at BC) and Isaac (8th grade at DC).

Here is a little info on my education and teaching experiences.  

I attended Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, KS.  While at Pitt State I earned a BS in Physical Education with am emphsis in Coaching in 2001.  In 2016 I recieved a Masters in Coaching and Athletic Adminastration from Concordia University-Irvine. 

I started my teaching carreer in 2001 at Lowman Hill Elementary in Topeka KS.   I taught K-5 elementary PE. During this time I was an assistant high school football coach for 2 years and head JV baseball coach for 6 years.  In 2007 I excepted a position at Royal Valley USD and became their K-4 PE teacher and Head High School Baseball Coach.  I spent the 10 year teaching and coaching at RV. 

I enjoy working out, playing and coaching baseball and spending time with my family.  We are excited to explore and see what Arizona has to offer!!