Getting to Know You

Kyle Roberts Mr. Roberts

Mr. Roberts is a new Health Education teacher at Hudson Senior High School. He said the highlight of his job is helping students make "real-world" connections between course materials and their lives outside of school.

Here are a few things to help you get to know Mr. Roberts:

 

What is your role here at the Hudson City School District, and where do you work?
I am a Health Education teacher at Hudson Senior High School. I work with students in grades 9-12. In addition, I teach SHAPE, which is a social and emotional health course focused on taking personal responsibility for actions and behaviors. I also teach an early college class through Columbia-Greene Community College.

When did you start working here?
This is my first year working in the Hudson City School District and I am excited to be part of a great faculty and staff.

What do you like most about your job?
What I like most about my job is the impact I am able to have on my students. Health is a subject that contains information imperative to all students’ successes in life beyond high school. I enjoy being able to make real-world connections and teach a subject that has so much impact on my students.

What is your education background?
I obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Education from SUNY Cortland, majoring in both Physical Education (P.E.) and Health. I earned my Master’s degree from Canisius College.

What is your background like – previous jobs?
I have worked in a wide variety of educational settings, most recently at Shenendehowa High School and Middle School as a Health Educator. I also worked as a program director for the Malta Community Center, GoKids, and as a Health and P.E. teacher at a private school in Saratoga.

Tell us a bit about your life and interests outside of school.
Outside of school I really like to be a part of anything active. I love running and biking. I like to play golf, soccer and tennis, and I also enjoy bowling. I enjoy challenges and I like to hike, so I look forward to completing all 46 of the high peaks in the Adirondack Mountains.

What is the best advice anyone has given you?
Don’t be afraid to fail; it’s the only way to ensure you learn.

What is your motto or personal mantra?
The motto I live by is, “Never accept things for how they are, but strive to make things how you want them to be.”