Healthy School Environment

I encourage my students to have healthy lifestyles, and extend it outside of my classroom setting. DMGLA girls have participated in the “NIKE Marathon Kids” and “Unicef Kid Power” programs for a number of years. We also collected plastic caps and lids and had them recycled into “Buddy Benches” that are utilized around our building. All of these meaningful programs help students connect their everyday activity to their ability to make a real-world impact. It is of the utmost importance that our students are encouraged to not only live a healthy lifestyle, but also realize their true power to make a difference through their active participation in the classroom, school, community and in our world.


Maureen Anderson graduated from Tri State University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education K–12. She received her Master’s degree from Indiana Wesleyan in 2016. Maureen has spent the last 22 years serving the children and families of Cleveland. Maureen teaches with writing and demonstration followed by student self-practice, small group, and whole group activities. She takes advantage of many opportunities to expose her students to events and activities to which they otherwise wouldn’t have access. Her philosophy is one in which mistakes will be made, it’s okay, it’s part of the process, and the important thing is to keep trying and to never give up. Maureen’s girls leave her class stronger, both physically and mentally. Her goal every day is for her girls to have fun, be active, and to gain a sense of self-confidence and accomplishment, whether as an individual or as a team. Maureen and her husband, Mark, recently celebrated their 30th anniversary. They have a son, Tyler; and a daughter, Alison. Their family is completed by their four-legged daughter, Brooklyn.