Welcome to Mr. Derge’s Physical Education Class

     Best time to Contact is 3rd period 9:30-10:20

    Phone Number: 1-937-667-8448 Ext. 2741




Mr. Joel Derge



Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Joel Derge


2020 Updated Infomation:

Supply list - due to the Covid-19 the water fountains are currently closed so students will need to bring water with them to class to drink during exercise. Also students this year will not be required to change clothes for PE/Strength and Power but will be given the opportunity to do so if they desire. 

Open House Parent PowerPoint

If we happen to go remote then PE, APE, and Strength and Power will be on google classroom. I have already emailed the student accounts a link to join the class in case that were to happen. Please let me know if you need me to re-email them! 



Bachelors in Health and Physical Education (Wright State 2011)

Masters in Special Education (Wright State 2013)


Welcome to Physical Education at Tippecanoe High School. My name is Mr. Derge and I’m in my 8th year of teaching at Tippecanoe Schools. My first two years I worked at the middle school as an intervention specialist and my third and fourth year I’ve worked at the high school in the same role. I am excited for my fourth year teaching PE. I graduated from Wright State in 2011 with a Bachelors in Health and PE, and went back to get my masters in Special Education in 2013. The main goal of my PE class to teach and equip you with the life skills to be physically active for a life time!!!


About ME:

I am originally from Enon, OH and a graduate of Greenon High School. I am married to my lovely wife Lindsey Derge and have a 4 year old son named Jaxson and a newborn baby named Brooks. I have coached football for 13 years, basketball for 5 years, and baseball for 3. I enjoy teaching and coaching sports and want to make an impact in YOUR life. In my free time I love to play golf and go on nature walks!


In Physical Education class, you will be assessed on your psychomotor skills, cognitive knowledge of a sport, tactics used within a sport and your behavior.


The main units we will do in PE class include:


  • Volleyball
  • Pickle Ball
  • Badminton

Invasion Sports

  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Handball
  • Speedball
  • Floor Hockey

Leisure activities:

  • Character education
  • Golf
  • Frisbee Golf
  • Bowling

Knowledge of the Human Body:

  • Muscular endurance
  • Muscular strength
  • Flexibility
  • Body composition
  • Cardiorespiratory endurance
According to state standards, I am certified as a Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT) which ensures the school district, and parents, that I am offering a quality education for all my students.