Taking her talents from Hobart Middle School, Coach Amy Wolfe has joined all of us here at Hobart High School. Coach Wolfe chose to teach Physical Education and Health for a couple of different reasons. “The #1 influence in my life is my mom, Phyllis Nimetz, who taught health and PE at Hobart Middle School for 42 years before she retired. She was such a kind and energetic teacher who cared about her students and helped them to see the importance of their health and well-being.” Taking after her mom, she knew she wanted to have the same positive impact on students.
Attending Indiana University in Bloomington Indiana, Coach Wolfe knew she wanted to either be a teacher or work in the medical field. But after taking a few education classes, her heart knew what she wanted to do. “I choose IU because my older brother had attended IU, so after visiting him several times, I fell in love with IU’s campus and culture. I even became a Resident Assistant after my sophomore year to help the incoming freshmen with living on campus and how to be successful in their classes.”
After college Coach Wolfe went on to teaching Physical Education and Health at Lake Central High School for four years. “I taught mostly swimming PE classes and coached Varsity Track and Cross Country for those first four years.” Coach Wolfe. After those four years, Coach Wolfe moved on to becoming the Aquatics Director for Knox Community School Corporation is Knox, Indiana for grades K-12. Also being at Knox, she also trained and certified lifeguards. “During my 2 years at Knox, I was the Varsity Swim Coach and coached the Middle School swim team as well. When I wasn’t coaching, I was teaching Water Aerobics classes for the community.” Coach Wolfe. After those years at Knox, Coach Wolfe moved to teach PE and Health at Hobart Middle School where she was for five years before moving up to the High School.
Teaching and coaching High School always held a special place in Coach Wolfe’s heart because it’s where she started her career. She is excited to begin teaching Aquatics and Lifeguarding at our new pool that is currently being built! Being here at Hobart High School, Coach Wolfe hopes to show the students how fun and rewarding Aquatics and Fitness can be. She hopes to make a positive impact on the students and staff of HHS. “The most challenging part of my job is having patience. Students don’t learn at the same rate. Some take a little longer to come around, but everyone can eventually get it with perseverance! Even if my students are ready to give up on learning a skill, I try to encourage them to stay with it until they get it! It’s very rewarding when you see a student master a new skill!” Coach Wolfe.