Physical Education at St. John’s
At St. John the Baptist, we see each day as an opportunity for everyone to better themselves. To that end, we use fitness and activity to help students become the best possible versions of themselves. We believe growth comes through participation in team-oriented and individual activities, as well day-to-day interactions with peers. It is important to create meaningful relationships in and out of the classroom, and physical education allows students to build relationships that go beyond the classroom.
Leadership is also an important skill learned through physical education. Through experiences among classmates, students learn to be servant leaders — putting the needs of others before themselves.
“You don’t have to be great to serve, but you have to serve to be great.”
Cole Van Beusekom
PE Teacher and Athletic Director
Mr. Van B joined SJB in fall 2022. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Sport Management and received his Masters in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia University – Irvine. He lives in Vadnais Heights with his wife and daughter. In his free time, he loves coaching basketball; watching his wife coach volleyball; playing volleyball, basketball, softball, and golf; and hiking the state and national parks.