Erik Forehandeforehand@cps.k12.in.usBoys P.E: Grades 6th-8th / 6th & 7th Grade HealthHead Coach Varsity Boys' Cross CountryAssistant Coach Boys' Track & FieldPhone: 219-663-2173 (ext. 13125)
Hello! I am the Boys Physical Education and 6th/7th Grade Health Teacher at Colonel John Wheeler Middle School. The 2020-2021 school year marks my 14th year teaching at Colonel Wheeler Middle School. Along with teaching, I serve as Head Coach for the Boys' Varsity Cross Country team at Crown Point High School and as an Assistant in Boys' Track and Field.
In 2007, I graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education from Indiana State University. While there, I competed on the Cross Country and Track & Field teams. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, coaching, running, listening to music, and going to concerts.
As a teacher, my goal is for students to walk away each semester having found something they enjoy being physically active in, while also understanding the importance of fitness and health. I believe in creating safe, fun, positive, and engaging classroom environments that challenge each student's critical thinking skills. We teach many different activities throughout each semester and hopefully each student will find at least one they would enjoy participating in outside of school and throughout the rest of their life.