Phone: 252-308-4101 (Google Number)


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Mr. Motley

Hi, my name is John Motley and I teach Health & Physical Education at Willis Hare Elementary School. The 2020-21 school year will be my 4th year as a teacher. I am from Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. I graduated from Chowan University with a Bachelor's of Science degree with a concentration in Health & Physical Education with a minor in Coaching. I participated in football, basketball, and track & field while I was attending Roanoke Rapids Schools and some collegiate football as well. In my spare time I love to relax with family and friends, attend sporting events, amusement parks, play sports and some video games, and spend time with my dog. During the 2019-20 school year, I assisted coaching girl's basketball at Conway Middle School and football with the Northampton County Middle School Junior Jags.

My primary goal in education is to inform student's of healthy living habits, help promote physical fitness, build sports skills, and gain knowledge about nutrition, human body, and sports. At Willis Hare, I ensure that student's have fun while they are at school, but that they also are learning and obtaining lifelong lessons along the way. I believe all students can achieve anything with a strong mindset to push themselves mentally and physically. 


"Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it." - Michael Jordan