Mike Leach - Physical Education

Welcome to Gym!

I joined Armatage in 2012. I have a B. S. in Physical Education from the University of Wisconsin, River Falls, and a Masters Degree from the University of Minnesota. I have been teaching Physical Education for 20 years. I have been working with K-5 students for most of my career, but I also have some experience with middle school students.

I believe PE should promote physical activity in a fun, unique, and exciting way. Teaching students the importance of fitness, social skills, and lifetime sports in a creative way will help keep them engaged in the types of activities needed for healthy living. It will also help them in other areas of life. I love teaching a number of units. A unit that may stick out is Climbing Ropes. I usually spend one day focused on strength and one day in which the focus is on cooperative activities. Several unique and challenging strength and cooperative ideas make this great fun for students!

I am excited to have the opportunity to teach here at Armatage!


If you need to contact me...

You can find me at the lower gym.

You can also reach me by email... michael.leach@mpls.k12.mn.us

However, if you have an emergency or change in after school plans, please call the school office directly ( 612-668-3180 )