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KOZAL, THOMAS

Faculty

FIXED-TERM FACULTY

Biography

Born and raised in Fremont, Michigan, Tom Kozal started his career at a Catholic school teaching Pre-k-8th grade physical education.  From there, he has taught in four other school districts in the areas of honors academics, physical education, school health, and special education.  Mr. Kozal was also a tribal relations enrollment advisor for the University of Phoenix. which allowed him to connect Native American students throughout the United States to education.  Tom Kozal has been with Central Michigan for the last 8 years while working in the Mount Pleasant School system as a behavioral interventionist and special education teacher.  

  • National Teacher Leader of the Year for Physical Education, 2013-2014
  • Lorrie Ryan Memorial Excellence in Teaching Award, 2018
  • Excellence in Education Central Michigan University, 2018
  • ASA, Muskegon Community College
  • BSEd, K-12 School Health Education and K-12 Physical Education, Central Michigan University
  • MAED, Teacher Leadership, University of Phoenix
  • Certified K-12 School Health Education
  • K-12 Physical Education Teaching Certificate

Courses Taught

  • HPE 344:  Methods in Elementary Health and Physical Education
  • HSC 313:  Field Experience in School Health Education
  • HSC 343:  Health Education in the Elementary School
  • HSC 106QR:  Healthy Lifestyles
  • HSC 106HQR:  Healthy Lifestyles
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