Mark F. Jenks

Mark has been in the field of education since 1976. He began his career as a physical education teacher and coach in his hometown of Boonville NY.  Mark earned his Master’s Degree in Special Physical Education from the State University of New York at Brockport.

In 1982, Mark accepted an Adapted Physical Education position at the Arizona Schools for the Deaf & Blind. He worked with sensory impaired, multi-disabled children in a variety of physical education settings at ASDB and developed the ASDB Adapted Sports program for students with disabilities which is still a part of the programming there today.

In 2008, he came to the University of Arizona and joined the College of Education in the Physical Education Teacher Preparation program as part of the Teaching and Teacher Education department. Mark is currently a part of the Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Department where he has had the opportunity to teach a variety of classes in the Elementary Education program, as well as the LLL Major and the ACE Minor and is currently a Faculty Fellow with the UA Transfer Student Center.