Unified Track & Field-Head Coach



Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Paige has been the Unified Track and Field coach since 2020. The program, which was set to begin its inaugural season during the 2020 school year, was cancelled due to Covid. The 2020-2021 season will be the first season of competition for the newly sanctioned PIAA sport. She is a certified Unified Sports Coach for Special Olympics/Unified Sports. She has been involved and volunteered for Special Olympics for the past six years including track and field, basketball, bowling, and swimming. She has been a paraprofessional/job coach for the School to Work program at PM East since 2015. Education: Masters degree in Special Education from Grand Canyon University.

Ms. Marianne Paige

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Program Expectations/Coaching Philosophy:

Special Olympics/Unified Sports is about breaking down stereotypes, making friends, and having fun.  Coach Paige’s philosophy is about bringing people of all different abilities together. She believes that there is no such thing as disabilities, we all have unique and different abilities.  This team is about  training together and competing together to form a quick path to friendship and understanding, breaking down the barriers of  preconceptions and false ideas.

Upcoming Season Goals:

The goal is to have fun all while learning to compete together to promote unity and acceptance.

Off-Season Programs/Summer Camp Announcements:

During our off season we will be participating in the The Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools (Spread the Word) program which is  aimed at promoting social inclusion through intentionally planned and implemented activities affecting systems-wide change. More than ever, our opportunity is to not only tear down the discrimination and stigma of the past, but also to build the inclusive future we all envision.