Greetings from Mrs. Damren ( Mrs. D) and welcome to my homepage. I have had the privilege of teaching at the Lyme School for nearly 25 years and continue to enjoy watching the children of Lyme grow and mature from young children to young adults.
I have been married to my husband, Jim for over 20 years. Together, we have 3 boys. Our family’s passion is hockey and we have spent countless hours in ice rinks all around New England, my husband as a varsity coach in Lebanon and our boys as players. We have also spent time on many NH Lacrosse fields and have always encouraged our boys to be physically active and positive and productive teammates.
I am very proud to be a member of the Lyme School teaching staff and look forward to being part of the lives of future generations ahead.
The physical education curriculum focuses on motor and manipulative skill acquisition and progresses through each grade at a developmentally appropriate level. The three domains of learning: pyschomotor (skill), cognitive (critical thinking), and affective (social/emotional) are the main components of the curriculum, with lessons incorporating all three domains. Presently, students at the Lyme School receive the required NH state mandate of two 40 (50 for middle level) minutes of PE a week, with the exception of kindergarten, who meets once a week.
The health education curriculum is based on the concept of overall wellness, with emphasis on physical, emotional, spiritual, occupational, and social/relational health. Students gain knowledge of the human body, body systems, nutrition, physical fitness, healthy relationships, personal care, and the wonders of the human brain.