Fisher wins High School Physical Education Teacher of the Year Award

Norfolk Public Schools is proud to announce that Michelle Fisher, High School Physical Education teacher has received the High School Physical Education Teacher of the Year award from the Nebraska Society for Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE). 

Mrs. Fisher has been teaching Physical Education at Norfolk Senior High for 20 years. She said, “It is humbling to think that another physical educator in the state thought I was deserving of this award because I don't feel like I do anything special. I am just a teacher that was lucky to have found a profession that I am passionate about, I enjoy doing everyday, and an administration that supports my crazy ideas to implement in my classroom."

“Michelle is an outstanding teacher and we are fortunate to have her at the Senior High. She is continually coming up with creative ways to inspire students to incorporate fitness into their lives. She is very deserving of this honor.” said Mr. Jason Settles, Principal at Norfolk Senior High. 

SHAPE Nebraska’s organization is to promote healthy lifestyles through leadership, professional development and advocacy in the areas of health, physical education along with recreation and dance. Along with professional development programs, SHAPE Nebraska provides annual award programs to recognize professionals in the fields for outstanding leadership opportunities. 

The award ceremony is November 6th, in Lincoln where Mrs. Fisher will be recognized. She will have the opportunity to be named SHAPE America Central District Teacher of the Year.