Health and Physical Education

Mrs. Payne


Physical and Health Education

     Born in a small area where two towns combine to form the elementary school and five towns make up the high school in upstate New York. Fabius-Pompey Schools is a farming community. Being the daughter of a former farmer turned state employee and who’s mother was a school employee, Karen was the first in her family to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree. She went to Ithaca College majoring in Physical Education minoring in Health and concentrating in Athletic Training. Along with a classmate, she started the Women’s Soccer program that many women now enjoy as a varsity sport. Karen went on to get her Master’s degree in science focusing on Health at Syracuse University.
     Being an avid skier and love for the outdoors, Karen moved to Vermont.  She taught methods courses at Norwich University and coached softball and basketball. Many years have been spent teaching elementary physical education in Bradford, Vermont. During that time she helped develop the Vermont Grade Level Expectations.  She served on the CHEAC committee that over sees the Youth Risk Behavior survey.

Why I love Teaching in Chelsea:

     Chelsea sits surrounded by beautiful hills and clean water that is enjoyed year round.  The short drive to school is comforting knowing  that there will be enthusiastic faces waiting for a day of active fun.  There are special qualities unique to the rural community.  The people are caring and involved in the lives of their youth. 

 Classes Taught

Middle School and High School PE

Middle and High School Health

K-5 PE

Fitness and Leadership

Our health and physical education curriculum are based on national standards and Vermont Grade Level Expectations.

Visit the links below to find out more.

State and National Health Standards

Vermont Department of Education Grade Expectations