USD 259 teacher wins National P.E. Teacher of the Year

WICHITA, Kansas – A teacher from USD 259 has won the National P.E. Teacher of the Year.

Shelly Hoffman was selected as the National Physical Education Teacher of the Year by the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

The TOY awards are given in recognition of outstanding teaching performance and the ability to motivate students to participate in a lifetime of physical activity.

She received the award on April 4 at the AAHPERD Hall of Fame Banquet in St. Louis.

“I love teaching and I love working with the kids. I have the greatest job,” Hoffman said.

Hoffman also promotes the importance of physical activity outside the classroom.

During recess, she sets up five fitness stations for students to use and she changes the activities every six weeks. S

he sends home fitness bags filled with balls, jump ropes and other activities to encourage families to be active together.

Earlier this year, Hoffman was named AAHPERD Central District Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year and Elementary Teacher of the Year by the Kansas Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

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