Program Overview

The Physical Education program at Holten-Richmond Middle School focuses on skill development and exposure to a range of activities.  Students participate in a variety of modified games, individual sports, team sports, dance and fitness activities, as well as team building and problem solving initiatives through our adventure program.

All students participate in a progressive, sequential and developmentally appropriate curriculum consisting of two-week units of instruction.  The overarching goal is for all students to acquire knowledge, skills and confidence so that they may participate in a lifetime of physical activity in order to lead a healthy and productive lifestyle.  Students are evaluated based on the standards set forth by the National Association for Sports and Physical Education.


Mr. Anno is a physical education teacher in Danvers.  After receiving his undergraduate degree from Assumption College, Mr. Anno spent 4 ½ years as a sales representative for Hewlett Packard.   He then returned to school and received his teaching license at Salem State University in Physical Education and is now pursing his Master Degree in Leadership in Physical Education and Movement Studies. Mr. Anno is entering his seventh season as the goaltending coach for the St. Mary’s of Lynn men’s varsity hockey team.

Mr. Jones is a physical education teacher in Danvers. Jack received his undergraduate degree from Assumption College. He earned his Masters degree in Special Education from Boston College and his Physical Education degree from Salem State and Boston University.

Ms. Finocchiaro graduated from Salem State College in 2005 with a degree in Sports, Fitness and Leisure Studies; Fitness/Wellness concentration.  After working several years in the fitness industry, she taught for one year in Malden before coming to Danvers in 2009. She is pursuing a Master’s degree in Adventure Learning at Plymouth State University.  She has coached Girls Soccer at Danvers High School and girls/women’s ice hockey at the youth and college level.  She has led many programs through the Danvers Recreation department including the middle school summer camp, Journeys.  In addition to working out, her favorite physical activities include running with her dog and playing hockey.