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Madison Middle School | Physical Education

My name is Joan Perry.  I teach Physical Education, Health and Adventure 360 at Madison Middle school.  Prior to my position at Madison I taught Physical Education at Lincoln Elementary.  In addition to my teaching duties I also am Head Freshman volleyball coach at North Plate High School.  This is my 11th year teaching for the District.

I grew up on a farm in Percival, Iowa.  Graduated from Nebraska city High School then attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln graduating with a BA in Physical Education and a minor in Biology.  My first teaching/coaching job was at Fremont Bergan in Fremont Nebraska which is where I met my husband, Dave.  We moved to North Platte in 1978 and started our family.  We have four children – Erin Swarm & husband Ty Swarm, are Teachers in Kearney. They have blessed us with three Grandchildren. Matt Perry works in logistics for Olympic Transportation Services in Omaha NE. Dr. Katy Perry is a Chiropractor in North Platte and Dr. David Perry is a Dentist at Maple Park Dental Associates in North Platte & his wife Jamie is a Medical Lab Scientists at Great Plains Hospital.

From 1980 to 2006 I work for Nebraska Department of Labor as an Employment Representative at Workforce Development.  I retired and decided to go back into teaching.  I have enjoyed working with students and “Embrace the conviction that all students can succeed”.