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Thecla Gavin


Thecla Gavin is a Kids in Motion & Preschool instructor at Jump Start Gymnastics, where she has worked for more than eight years. Thecla is a small woman with a huge heart. Her gentle quiet nature makes her the perfect match for our preschool and special needs students.

Thecla has been coaching for 10 years after competing in gymnastics for 17 years, including at the national level in college at Texas Women's University where she was All-American in floor exercise.
One of her early coaches was Jump Start founder and president, Dawn Kocher. Thecla has a bachelor's degree in human services and is currently pursuing a master's in counseling. She is First Aid/CPR certified; USAG safety certified and attended USAG Congress in 2007, 2009 and 2011. She is also ABA certified for Autism and does job shadowing with Easter Seals to keep current on the most recent techniques and therapies to incorporate into her teaching.

"It is amazing to watch Thelca work with our Kids in Motion students. The joy she brings to their lives in unmatched. We feel blessed to have her and be able to offer this program to these very special and beautiful children on our community". Dawn Kocher, owner

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