2016 National Teachers of the Year
Check out the list of 2016 District Teachers of the Year here.
|Tracy Newlove Sharlow||Maria Royals||Melanie Lynch
ADAPTED PESt. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES
City/State: Canton, NY
DANCE EDUCATIONGeorge Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology
City/State: Towson, MD
HEALTH EDUCATIONState College Area High School
City/State: State College, PA
"I believe physical literacy is such an important part of a child's life. Children love to learn through play, so I focus on my students' abilities and connect with them through play."
"In my experience, high school students desperately want to voice their opinions and be heard. I provide students with the opportunity to talk about what they think, feel and experience, through dance."
"My program is designed to be high energy and student centered. The primary goal is to educate, motivate and inspire students and the community to take personal responsibility for improving their health habits."
|Penny Kroening||Ron Trainum||Sara Russell
ELEMENTARY PESummit View Elementary School
City/State: Waukesha, WI
MIDDLE SCHOOL PEToano Middle School
City/State: Toano, VA
HIGH SCHOOL PETahoma Junior High School
City/State: Ravensdale, WA
"In my classroom, student choice is an essential tool that easily makes the physical education curriculum exciting and personable to each and every student."
"I have spent my entire teaching career working with middle schoolers. They have a unique ability to do fun and crazy things. I push my students to go outside their comfort zones and explore new physical activities."
"Students knowing the why behind what we do is extremely important. I want students to leave class not only being able to say, 'This is what we did in class,' but also, 'This is what we learned in class.'"