Emily Garrison

Hi, I'm Emily Garrison

I believe that everyone can have fun exercising! 


Welcome to Olympia High School, home of the Bears!  I have been a Bear my whole life growing up in Olympia, attending Pioneer, Washington, and then graduating from Oly.  I attended Concordia University in Portland, where I played a little soccer, met my basketball playing husband, and earned my undergraduate degree in PE & Health education.  I received my Professional Certification from Evergreen State College and my Masters in Education (MEd) from Western Governors University.


1st period Planning (Department Head)
2nd period Fitness for Life
3rd period Dancing Through the Decades
4th period Fitness for Life
5th period Fitness for Life
6th period Fitness for Life


Washington Middle School 2003-2005 (PE, Health, & 8th Grade Science)
Marshall Middle School 2008-2009 (7th Grade Humanities)
Olympia High School 2005-current (PE, Health, Dance)
Department Head 2017-current


I love being active and do my best to "practice what I preach!"  I played a variety of sports growing up, but soccer will always be my favorite.  Although I cannot play competitive soccer any more (due to an on-going knee issue), I have taken up golf.  My husband and I have 3 energetic kiddos: twin sons and a daughter.  We love cheering on the Seahawks!  I enjoy working-out, dancing, singing, traveling, watching movies, cleaning/organizing, and spending time with my family and friends.   The 3 best words to describe me are hard working, organized, and creative, which I try to apply to both my personal and professional life.