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Jon Nakano

Irvine Unified
Second/Third Grade Combo Teacher
Irvine, California
Jon Nakano has taught grades 2-6 for 15 years at Canyon View and Eastwood, He likes to promote active movement throughout the classroom through brain breaks, flexible seating, fitness rotations, and working outside.

He has served as Lead Elementary TAC and PE mentor. A contributor to the district, he has been an author of the board wellness policy, and a member of the Health and Wellness Committee and Health Textbook Adoption. Additionally, he is a member of the OC Health and Physical Education Advisory Board, SHAPE America, and has been a selected speaker for the CAHPERD (California Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance) State Conference.

His goal is active learning for all students that lead to lifelong goals. Whether it's low-prep, low-cost, or going all out, he looks forward to working with teachers to implement MVPA (moderate to vigorous physical activity) throughout the day.