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Health and Physical Education

Ryan Kinghorn

Year of Graduation: 2015

Degree Program: B.S., Health and Physical Education, K-12, with an Endorsement in Teaching Students with Disabilities

Current Job Title: K-5 Health and Physical Education Teacher

Employer: Howell Township Public School District

Location: Howell, NJ

About Our Alum

Ryan Kinghorn began his teaching career as a leave replacement at Edgar Middle School in Metuchen, NJ before receiving a full time HPE teaching position in his hometown Howell, NJ in the fall of 2016. In February 2020, Ryan expects to receive his Master’s degree in Health and Physical Education from Canisius College.

Photo of Ryan Kinghorn at his jobRyan said, “Monmouth University is such a special place for me. I connected with so many of my professors and learned so much from them, not just regarding the curriculum, but from real life experiences, wisdom, and learning how to make meaningful connections in our field.” Ryan loved being able to meet friends through sports and other activities. “Division 1 baseball was never a reality for me, but being able to play club baseball competitively, as well as playing intramural volleyball, softball, and basketball gave me so many great memories and friends that I still keep in contact with. I have had season tickets for the Monmouth Men’s Basketball Team since I graduated, which is another way that I love to stay close to the university.”

For his student teaching experience, Ryan taught health and physical education at Raritan High School (Hazlet, NJ), “My student teaching experience really opened my eyes to how much is involved with becoming a well-rounded, effective teacher. I learned how to manage a large class of students who were not much younger than I was at the time, which was so beneficial when I began teaching at my own schools. Because of the excellent staff surrounding me at Raritan and the guidance of Dr. Drewson, Dr. Hirschler, and all of my incredible professors at Monmouth, I was able to build a strong foundation which has propelled me into the beginning of a successful teaching career.”