Last week the Wyoming Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance named Kim Hunt Elementary PE Teacher of the Year.
Kim has taught at Wilson Elementary School since the 1999-2000 school year, with a total of 23 years of TCSD teaching experience. The WAHPERD award recognizes outstanding teachers in adapted physical education, school health education, dance education, and physical education at the elementary, middle and high school levels.
This honorary award recognizes teachers who are committed to teaching a program based on state and national standards, meet the individual needs of all students, represent a lifestyle of physical activity, and stays current in trends, strategies and methods of teaching physical education.
Having been honored by WAHPERD, Ms. Hunt will be entered in the SHAPE (Society of Health and Physical Education) America's District Teacher of the Year award. Wyoming is a member of the Central District, which is one of six districts in the country and includes Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming.
When receiving word of the award, Kim stated, "Every child arrives at school with individual experiences and background, which creates a broad range of capabilities in every aspect of a school. I love that the physical education setting is often an area where a child can shine in a different light."
Ms. Hunt will be recognized at the annual award ceremony on November 10th in Gillette.