Physical Education and Health  

Mr. Earl Hoffman, Content Specialist, PE, Health - email

Mr. Brian Leitzel, PE and Health - email 

Ms. Karen Marquez, PE and Health - email

This is my first year here at Briggs Chaney MS and I am so excited to work with you all. I was born and raised here in Montgomery County. I graduated from Towson University with a Bachelor Science degree in Physical Education, with a minor in Health. I love being active and being outdoors. I was on three different sports team growing up: softball, soccer, and basketball. I am also a hockey fan, Go Caps! As well as the USA Women’s National Soccer team.

More importantly, I am all about building relationships with my students. I believe COMMUNICATION IS KEY! I want all my students to come talk to me if they have any concerns, or if you just want to talk about anything. I am here for YOU! I encourage ALL to participate and try their best in PE, as well as in their classrooms. I am really looking forward to the upcoming school year! If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out to me.

Mr. Chris Moen, PE and Health - email

Ms. Faith Song, PE and Health - email

Hello, I am excited for amazing year teaching physical education and health at Briggs Chaney. Prior to Briggs Chaney, I was a math teacher at Richard Montgomery High school for 9 years and Sherwood high school for 1 year.  I attended University of Maryland, College Park for Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Master’s Degree in Education. I continued my education pursuing another master’s degree in family and marriage counseling in Liberty University. As a mother of a young child, I understand how important a positive school experience is and will provide a fun, active, and knowledgeable learning experience for you. My goal is to help you to become a better version of yourself physically and mentally each year. Let’s have a great school year!

Ms. Mary Tolley, PE and Health - email 

Hello Briggs Chaney Bears! I was born and raised in South Central Pennsylvania, where I played three varsity sports at Delone Catholic High School. My undergraduate studies were completed at Slippery Rock University where I obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education and Health Education. I was active in Club sports at Slippery Rock and enjoy playing field hockey. I later completed my Master’s Degree in Health Education at Towson University. In 1989 I started my teaching career teaching Physical Education at St. Mary’s Elementary school in Annapolis. Md. I have been teaching in Montgomery County Public Schools since 1994. One year at Farquhar Middle School and 24 years’ at Briggs Chaney Middle. During these years I have enjoyed coaching girls Basketball, Soccer, Field Hockey and Cross Country at both the middle and High school levels. I am honored to be a part of such a hard working and dedicated staff here at Briggs Chaney Middle. I feel that Phys. Ed. and Health classes are a vital part of a child’s growth and development and I hope I can instill that “lifelong” importance to the students here at Briggs Chaney! When I am not teaching, I enjoy family time with my husband and two children. I also enjoy jogging, biking, golfing, kayaking and cooking . I look forward to improving your students’ physical, mental and social well-being ! Go BEARS! 

Mr. Philip Vario, Health - email