Dana Guthrie Staff Photo
Subjects Taught
PE / Health


Hi everyone! My name is Dana Guthrie and I am one of the Healthful Living teachers at the wonderful Swansboro Middle School. I recently graduated UNC-Wilmington in May 2016 with my Bachelors of Arts in Physical Education and Health K-12. I am very excited to be a part of the team here at SMS and to start this new adventure as a Pirate!    

Conference Champs! Track Team                

 As a Physical Education instructor, my teaching philosophy is to teach students the basic foundation of motor and manipulative skills, as well as an understanding of the importance of physical fitness. I will instill in my students with confidence and higher levels of self-esteem. Students will be provided with the skills necessary to make decisions about physical activity for their own personal health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and social interaction. I strive to promote teamwork, sportsmanship and social skills through physical activity. Additionally, I will provide a positive learning environment that meets the needs and abilities of students and encourages them to maintain a healthy physically active lifestyle.

Heart and Sole ShoesHeart and Sole race start

Heart and Sole girls sillyCoach G and Coach WardTrackHeart and Sole SpringGirls Track Conference Champs! with trophy