Kasey Woodlee

Physical Education


I am extremely grateful to be the Physical Education teacher at Monteagle Elementary School.


I grew up in Gruetli-Laager, TN, with a tremendous support system that has helped mold me into who I am today. I attended Grundy County High School where I played basketball and was a member of the State Championship team. After high school, I signed a scholarship with South Alabama to be a student athlete. I realized very quickly that Mobile and Gruetli-Laager were vastly different! I started getting homesick and I followed my heart and transferred to Cleveland State where I was the starting point guard on a nationally ranked team. I continued my basketball career at Lee University also in Cleveland, TN. After basketball, I finished up my studies at Tennessee Technological University where I earned my Bachelors of Science in Health and Physical Education, Masters in Wellness and Physical Training and my Educational Specialist Degree in Instructional Leadership. I am currently finishing up my Doctorate Degree in Curriculum Design.

I started my teaching career in Grundy County where I taught Physical Education at Swiss Memorial, North Elementary, and Palmer Elementary.  During this time, I also was an assistant and head coach of the Grundy County High School girls basketball team. I taught for 6 years and then I transitioned into Administration at Swiss for 6 years. For the past 4 years, I have been the Physical Education teacher in Sequatchie County and also coached the girls basketball team.  

With 16 years of teaching experience, I feel I learn something new every year. Education changes and so do I to meet the needs of our students. My goal as a teacher is I will work with my teammates to build the whole child approach in our students. I firmly believe that ALL students can excel academically and non academically. Being a Physical Education teacher, I get the privilege of having all of the students at MES. I will strive to work with all stakeholders to ensure every child gets every chance to be successful every single day. I will do this by tailoring my lessons to reach the auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learner. Lastly, as a mom of a handsome 10 year old boy--I will treat your child as if I would want someone treating my own. I am beyond excited to begin this journey and create long-standing relationships with all stakeholders.

I currently reside in Jasper, Tennessee, with my fiance Tim and our son T.J. Starkey.

Fun Facts About Me:

  • What did you want to be when you grew up? A WWE Wrestling manager, bus driver, teacher

  • What would the students be surprised to find out about you?

  • What’s a typical Saturday night like for you? Catching up on episodes of Days of Our Lives; watching college football

  • What are some pets you’ve had or would like to own? Raised deer..The game warden knows now:)

  • What is your favorite TV show? Days of Our Lives, Golden Girls, Beverly Hillbillies

  • What is your favorite movie? The Little Rascals

  • What is your favorite food? Pizza, grilled cheese, Krispy Kreme donuts

  • What inspires you? My son

  • Are there any embarrassing teaching moments you’re willing to share? Yes. What are they? One year while playing “Turkey Time,” I left my tail on from the game we were playing. I went into CVS on my lunch break, went into a restaurant and picked up some teachers’ food, and came back to school. A kindergartner finally saved me by letting me know I had a turkey tail hanging out of my shorts. 

  • In which other teacher’s class would you like to enroll, even for a day? Kindergarten

  • If you could pass on any wisdom to your students, what would you share? Don’t allow what others think about you deter your path.

  • What’s a sport or activity you enjoy watching? Football

  • What kind of driver were you when you first got your license? Awful with a capital A. I honestly believe if I was not friends with the instructor’s son, I still would not have a license.

  • If you were to be given a superlative when you were in school, what would it have been? I was voted by my peers as “Most Athletic”

  • Who is your favorite singer or band? Pink, Kelly Clarkson

  • What type of music do you like? Older country

  • What song should students listen to when doing work for your class? Any that will make them move

  • If you could grow up in any decade, which would you choose? Loved growing up in the 80’s, so I would not change it

  • What are your must-have smartphone apps? Google Maps

  • Is there a quote or saying that you live your life by? Don’t worry about what other people think of you. It is none of your business anyways.

  • What song do you know all the lyrics to? Living on a Prayer