National All Star Teacher of Year Award goes to Longest Elementary teacher
Project Fit America and Baptist Health Madisonville are pleased to announce Physical Education teacher Anne McGill of Longest Elementary School in Greenville as one of three teachers selected for the 2015 National All Star Teacher of the Year award.
Madisonville, KY. -- Project Fit America (PFA) and Baptist Health Madisonville are pleased to announce Physical Education teacher Anne McGill of Longest Elementary School in Greenville as one of three teachers selected for the 2015 National All Star Teacher of the Year award.
Baptist Health Madisonville is strong proponent of the transformation to a healthier community and is proud to partner with local schools to accomplish this goal.
The hospital has awarded a $16,500 PFA grant to six schools the last two years and has plans to award an additional four grants this year.
“Longest Elementary was one of our first Project Fit America grant recipients in 2014 because of the work that Anne McGill put into their grant application,” said Baptist Health President Robert Ramey. “This program has proven results for making a difference in the lives of our young people. Anne has utilized this program in such a way that the impact it has on the students and families at Longest Elementary is inspiring.”
On-site Project Fit America trainers nominate teachers they find excelling in project development. The nominated teachers are invited to submit their lesson plans, teaching philosophies and how they are using the Project Fit America program in their respective schools.
Key factors and evidence that are strongly scrutinized to award the honor of National All Star Teacher status includes:
The students’ knowledge and comprehension of PFA terms, phrases and philosophies that are posted, spoken and championed by the PE Teacher through lessons.
Several key Chart & Challenges are progressively implemented, with excellent student participation.
Broad-based Fitness Programming has been developed into the core of their PE program. This includes strength in the upper and lower body and abdomen; cardiovascular, flexibility and coordination, as well as positive social skills.
- Strong and consistent utilization of the PFA Core Manual lessons in conjunction with indoor and outdoor equipment.
Aspects of PFA’s character development programming are evident, including teamwork, cooperation and communication among the students, as well as PFA leadership recognition for Yellow Brick Students.
Programs are explored and/or implemented beyond Physical Education class time
Exceptional dedication to the kids.
Outstanding creativity in PFA program usage.
Excellent rapport with other faculty, principal and parents.
Over the past 25 years, Project Fit America programs have been donated to nearly 1,000 schools in 300 cities and 46 states. Prior to this year’s award less than 80 other PE Teachers have ever been given this award. For 2015, there are three teachers receiving the designation of National All Star Teacher, with the other two being a team in Bloomington, Ill. McGill is only the second teacher from Kentucky to win this designation.
“Anne stands out as head of the class,” stated Stacey Cook of Project Fit America. “She has the spirit, energy, dedication and commitment that earn the status of All Star. She is an outstanding role model for her peers and the physical education profession. We look forward to shining a national spotlight on her through this award and to sharing with all of our PFA schools, across the country, the outstanding PFA program that she has created and continues to progress.”