John Ault
Bill Ryser Kathie Immerman
Dwight Lane

Each Teacher of the Year receives an award from Project Fit America. The awards are presented in a ceremony held on our behalf with the school's regional sponsor. The 2004 Teacher of the Year Awards have been funded by a generous donation from THE DONALD AND CAROLE CHAIKEN FOUNDATION.

What is the All Star Teacher Showcase?

Every year PFA receives teacher evaluations and follows up with every school in the country. Through this process we are discovering teachers that have gone far beyond the typical program implementation. They have created new and outstanding ways to incorporate the PFA program and motivate their students to be active and have fun with fitness.

The All Star Teacher Showcase is a national spotlight on these teachers and their ideas. Sharing their lesson plans and creativity so that every PFA school in the country can access these games and challenges for use in their own school.

This award is modeled after our first All Star Teacher, Steve Cox, from the Des Moines Public Schools, Des Moines, Iowa. Steve's unique and highly successful creative programming and commitment to physical education became the "yard stick" for which we measure new All Star Teacher nominees. It is exciting to report that Steve retired from teaching at the Des Moines Public Schools June, 2003 and now serves full time in the capacity as our In-Field Supervisor. His leadership and continuous innovation have created a new generation All Star Teachers and is helping physical educators of all disciplines to reach beyond the classroom and help our nation's youth to live healthier lives.

ALL STAR TEACHER OF THE YEAR ARCHIVES

All Star Teacher Showcase 2003
Karen Nagle Bagby
Diann Earhart
Karen Lux
Amanda Shoe
Leslie True

All Star Teacher Showcase 2002
Angie Armendariz
Kim Berg
Sherri Claypoole
Sara Cullinan
Marilyn Denning
Peter Frazzano
Ron Nichols

All Star Teacher Showcase 2001
Vicki Brownell
Gayle Chiotti
Shari Dowburd
Khris Hadet
All Star Teacher Showcase 2000
Candace Call
All Star Teacher Showcase 1999
Steve Cox

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