Role reversal: West Seattle High School student turns into a teacher

A local high-school student wanted to let the community know what happened when a school project resulted in her becoming a teacher, temporarily. She sent the photo and announcement:

West Seattle High School student Kalli Gallegos went to Genesee Hill Elementary School to teach a group of fifth-grade classes about physical fitness for her final health project.

“Kids don’t get enough physical fitness,” Kalli said. “My goal was to show kids that playing on electronics wasn’t the only fun thing to do after school.”

Each day during the activity, Kalli talked to the kids about a different component of fitness and played a game with them focusing on that component. For example, Monday was muscular strength day, and they did a wheelbarrow race. “It was super fun! During all the activities the kids got really competitive and gave it their all.”

Genesee Hill gym teacher Shawn Cudney said, “I was very excited when I learned Kalli was interested in teaching, especially teaching about living a healthy lifestyle.” Overall, Kalli said, “This was a super fun project and it was a great opportunity for me to get involved in my community, and hopefully I made a difference in at least one child this week!”

7 Replies to "Role reversal: West Seattle High School student turns into a teacher"

  • workdowntown June 20, 2018 (10:15 am)

    What an inspiring story!  Way to go Kalli, keep up the good work.

  • Amy June 20, 2018 (11:59 am)

    Way to go Kalli – I bet the kids loved it!

  • Tamara June 20, 2018 (5:42 pm)

    She’s a rock star student and I am happy to have her in my class! 

  • Christina Dahms June 20, 2018 (8:12 pm)

    That’s so awesome, Kalli! I love this.- Ms. Dahms

  • Jennifer Hall June 20, 2018 (9:36 pm)

    GO WESTSIDE students and teachers!  And students who ARE teachers!  Great project, Kali!!

  • Mallory Neuman June 21, 2018 (3:34 pm)

    Love seeing our students make a difference in their community!  This is great! 

  • SLOAN June 21, 2018 (5:42 pm)

     Having a younger role model for students to learn from is such a great idea.  I hope more students follow your lead.  Thank you for taking a leadership position in the community!

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