Southdown Primary School physical education teacher Lynn Hefele will make a presentation at SHAPE America’s national convention in Nashville, Tennessee this week.
One of six 2017 Regional Teachers of the Year, Mrs. Hefele and her counterparts will present to fellow professionals from across the country. The title of the presentation is: “Counting Down Their Top PE Hits!”
SHAPE America advocates and educates for quality health and physical education. Mrs. Hefele credits the organization and the thousands of Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance professionals for her growth as a teacher.
“There is a tremendous network of passionate physical educators that continually share ideas at these conferences and throughout the year on social networking,” Mrs. Hefele said. “I would not be the teacher I am today without their support and guidance.”
Southdown teacher Lynn Hefele will present at SHAPE America's national convention.
Mrs. Hefele has been a Huntington physical education teacher since September 1988. A graduate of Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School in Marlborough, Massachusetts, she earned undergraduate and graduate degrees at Springfield College in physical education and movement science with a concentration in biomechanics, respectively. Founder and president of Literature Enhanced Physical Education, Inc., she has written and published numerous books.
Mrs. Hefele has coached girls’ volleyball on the varsity, junior varsity and middle school levels, JV and middle school boys’ volleyball and middle school co-ed cross country and girls’ track and field. She has also been active in the Special Olympics program.
A longtime executive board member of New York AHPERD’s Suffolk Zone, Mrs. Hefele was a SHAPE America national Teacher of the Year Award finalist. She has made presentations at regional, state and national conferences.