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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
National Physical Educators of the Year Announced at Educators Convention
RESTON, VA, April 26, 2013 – Honoring the elite of the physical activity, physical education and sport professions, the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) announced the National Physical Education Teachers of the Year (TOY) for elementary, middle, and high school levels during the 128th annual American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) National Convention & Expo. The 2013 national award winners are:
Elementary School TOY — Patty Kestell, Midwest District, Thorson Elementary School, WI
Middle School TOY — Jason Busche, Central District, Anthony Elementary/Middle School, KS
High School TOY — Charla Tedder Parker, Southern District, Fuqua-Varina High School, NC
The National Physical Educator of the Year Awards are given in recognition of outstanding teaching performance and the ability to motivate today's youth to participate in a lifetime of physical activity. This award is sponsored by NASPE and Sportime, an innovator of equipment and services for physical educators.
Other award recipients and recognitions include Olympic Gold Medalist Edwin Moses, Jacalyn Lund, professor and department chair at Georgia State University, and Donald F. Staffo, professor and chair emeritus at Stillman College in Alabama, all inducted into the NASPE Hall of Fame.
Both NASPE past president Stephen Jefferies from Central Washington University and Rosie Sylvester from the Green Bay Wisconsin School District received the Joy of Effort Award. Judy LoBianco from South-Orange Maplewood Schools in New Jersey was honored with the Channing Mann Outstanding Physical Education Administrator Award, and John Miller of Troy University in Alabama received the Sport Management Outstanding Achievement Award.
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