Tim Misavage, with Da Vinci since 2009
Phone: 847-841-7532 ext 243
The best way to reach me is via email, and generally I respond at
the end of the day.
Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Physical Education,
Northern Illinois University
Associate of Arts in Culinary Arts, The Cooking and Hospitality
Institute of Chicago
Additional Certifications and Professional
Certified Youth Conditioning Specialist, International Youth
Conditioning Association (www.iyca.org)
Member of Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education,
Recreation, and Dance (www.iahperd.org)
Please read the goals and assessment
expectations for students in PE.
My teaching career started at Montessori Academy in Batavia where
I taught physical education to grades 3-8 and cooked daily lunch
for the lower school students. My wife and I relocated to Tucson,
Arizona where I taught grades K-5 for over two years.
Since arriving at Da Vinci in December of 2009, I have been
fortunate enough to see and work with all of the students at Da
Vinci. Working with gifted students has been rewarding and it
has given me a lot of insight into my teaching methods and
classroom strategies. The students are constantly creating
new movement forms, challenging ideas and principles, and inquiring
into the theories of physiology and biomechanics. It is fun
to watch how the problem solving techniques vary from
class-to-class while still achieving the intended outcome.
When I am not teaching, I enjoy riding my bike, running, and
hiking with my wife Elizabeth, who is a nurse. I played football
and ran track in high school and then did some collegiate cycling
while at NIU. I also enjoy cooking and I am currently
renovating our 1911 home in Wheaton.