Carrie McGill, a health and physical education teacher at Carson Valley Middle School, was recently named Health Education Professional of the Year in her district by the American Association for Health Education.
"Students simply love her, and she lives by her example," said fellow CVMS teacher Janae Ballingham. "Carrie McGill has exuded the many qualifications that make her an exceptional and knowledgeable health teacher."
McGill has been teaching P.E., health and sports medicine since 1998 and at CVMS since 2005. She has a degree in exercise science.
"I love my family, exercising, coaching and doing CrossFit, learning about proper nutrition, gardening, team roping, competing in fitness competitions, snowboarding, water skiing, and anything outdoors," McGill said on her school web page.
The Southwest District is comprised of Guam, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Hawaii, Arizona and California.
"This is one of the highest honors," said Ballingham. "She (McGill) will go on to be evaluated for the national teacher of the year, up against the other health teachers who won their respective districts."