National Adapted PE Teacher of the Year Visits AAHPERD
Dr. Linda Hilgenbrinck, 2012 National Adapted Physical Educator of the Year presented at The Health and Physical Activity Institute at James Madison University in July where she joined other AAHPERD Teachers of the Year (TOYs) to share effective teaching and learning practices. Following the conference, the TOYs reconvened at AAHPERD Headquarters for additional training and networking opportunities at the AAHPERD Annual TOY Retreat.
When asked her thoughts about winning the award, Dr. Hilgenbrinck had this to say: "To have been given such a prestigious honor has been an incredible experience that I will cherish for the rest of my life. The path my career has taken has impacted my craft of teaching and no matter what happens in one's career, dedication to professionalism continues to be of utmost importance. This award affirms that value. I will forever be a National APE TOY winner and am so deeply honored".
Dr. Hilgenbrinck has quite a list of accomplishments. Amongst her degrees including a Ph.D. in Adapted Physical Education from the Department of Kinesiology at Texas Woman's University, she has taught adapted physical education for 16 years and is currently an Adapted Physical Education Specialist for the Denton Independent School District in Texas. Dr. Hilgenbrinck is CAPE certified and has published in over 15 publications and journals.
AAPAR is proud to have such a wonderful advocate in our field!