December 4, 2017
Even at a young age, P.E. teacher and Missouri-native Kathleen Sender possessed a love for sports, being active, and health. Sender played soccer during her college years, up until she tore her meniscus. William Jewell College suffered from a loss of one of their center mids for a month. One thing that stands out about Sender’s individuality, is her love for “gross” things. During the necessary surgery to repair her meniscus, she watched the whole surgery without going under anesthesia.
Sender’s ever-lasting intent for being active, paired with her talent of working well with young kids, led her to become a physical education teacher. This was the perfect job for Sender, with both her passions, sports and health, paired together into one job. Later on, she followed her career path to get her masters at Northwest Missouri State. Her journey then brought her to Waukee High School as a health and P.E. teacher. Sender explained her love for Waukee and the rest of the staff, “Jay Dahl is a knowledgeable colleague about weight lifting. He knows so much about it.”
In her free time, she enjoys being with her son, Rowan, and watching him grow. If she is not at home with Rowan, she will most likely be shopping at Lululemon and Athleta – her favorite stores. Sender also travels frequently with her family to Kansas to see relatives living down there. While they are there, they cheer on the Royals. Additionally, Sender hopes that her passion for learning and educating others will never be lost.