Vanessa  Rich Staff Photo
Subjects Taught
Physical Education


I graduated from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania in 2012.  It is a small school right in Central Pennsylvania.


Previously, I have taught at Trexler Middle School, and coached their softball team.  I was at Trexler for a year, and this will be my second year teaching at Morton Elementary 


I grew up near Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.  Before I graduated high school, I knew I wanted to be a physical education teacher.  After my 4 years in college, I got married, and my husband then joined the Marine Corps. That is what brought me to Jacksonville, North Carolina! I have lived here for a little over 3 years and am loving every second of it! In my spare time, I love to work out at the gym, run fun races, kayak, paddleboard, and go to the beach. 


Please take the time to look into my Donors Choose page!! I have created this page and written grants to help my students get new equipment for PE. Right now, we are trying to get iPads to enhance technology use in our PE classroom. There are numerous apps and websites the the students are able to use while they are still getting their exercise.