Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology: Physical Education (K-12) & Dance (9-12)
AWARDS and HONORS:
Texas Fitness Now Grant Recipient
Education Foundation Grant Recipient
Cobb Teacher of the Year 2015-2016
Led Cobb JRFH to raise over $36,000 in the past 16 years!!!
All about me, Coach Kennington: I was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, but I was raised in Channelview where my family moved when I was only 5 years old. I graduated from Channelview High School in 1997. I am proud to say that I am not only a Channelview Alumni, but also was a member of the Channelette dance/drill team. I attended San Jacinto Jr. College on a full paid dance scholarship and worked as a hotel front desk clerk to save money. The Jr. college precision dance team was known as the Sandancers. I was inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa honor society and was chosen as the Vice President 1998-1999 for my efforts. I received my Associates of Arts degree in 1999. After Jr. College, I attended the University of Houston and chose a degree in Kinesiology. In the 2000-2001 school year, I added a second job at a private dance studio teaching ballet, tap, tot tumbling, jazz, lyrical, and modern to students ages three to adult. College was expensive, but I worked hard and in this time I had advanced from the front desk of the hotel to accounts receivable position where I remained even after graduation in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and certifications in both Physical Education (Kindergarten thru 12th grade) and Dance (9-12th). I married my high school sweetheart in August 2002 and began my career as the Physical Education teacher of Cobb Elementary and as the Assistant Director to the Channelview Channelettes! I held the Assistant position for three years and then decided to put on hold the passion I have for dance and drill team focus on time with my family. I am blessed with two sons, currently 14 and 10 years old. I am proud of them both for they are hard working in school, sports and extracurricular activities as well as helpful, caring, and good kids at home! I was thankful to be nominated by my colleagues in 2015-2016 as the Cobb Elementary Teacher of the Year, it was an honor to be recognized! The best part of being a P.E. teacher is that I work with every student in the school and have the opportunity to see the boys and girls mature from year to year. Parents and students can expect a quality physical education and health program in my class. I also enjoy the extra activities where I am given the opportunity to share the importance of physical activity and health with our parents, school staff, and community members. My students have starred in dance performances for Winter program, Music in Our Schools Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, Multicultural Festival, and Go Texan Day. I appreciate the Cobb parents for attending P.E. events such as the school walks, CATCH nights, Gym nights, and CAMP Read-A-Lot. I am thankful to the community for their support of our Jump Rope for Heart fundraisers because in the past 16 years total together Cobb have raised nearly $36,000 for the American Heart Association! I also enjoy participating yearly in the North Channel Relay for Life and would like to encourage anyone who wants to make a difference by helping to fight cancer, to join our Viola Cobb Victors team! In 2017-2018 I served Cobb as a member of our schools CEIC. As a member of this school committee, I feel expected and honored to continue this year advocate for a healthy and safe school environment at Cobb Elementary. The 2018-2019 school year will begin my 17th year at Cobb Elementary! We have had many changes at Cobb over the years, but the constant that remains in my classroom is that I want to provide a safe environment with positive experiences based on a quality program where my students are successful. I am looking forward to another challenging, yet exciting year!