Coach Tony Quinn embraces the distinct North Park value of multiculturalism in his classroom. Together with his students, they examine the history and influence of immigration on leisure games in the United States. “With this melting pot of backgrounds and experiences, our students, through cooperative learning, have an opportunity to learn about each other and develop respect for all, a tolerance of individual differences, and a commitment to the belief that all people are created equal,” he says.
Coach Quinn teaches the science behind physical education while promoting professional development. “North Park has a strong value system that is reflected in its students, and I enjoy helping students grow and develop into professionals who will share their skills with other students.”
Coach Quinn also encourages students to become members of the Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, of which he is a member, and to participate in the organization’s annual state convention.
“Introduction to Physical Education: I enjoy meeting new students and laying the foundation to becoming a Physical Education teacher.”