Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Silver Gate PE Teacher Gets Statewide Honors

Geoff McCloud has been named California Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year by the California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. The Silver Gate Elementary School teacher will be honored at the Association's upcoming conference.

"It was an honor and a privilege to watch him in action!" said Ruth Silofau, a former winner who is involved in the selection. "To be teaching for as long as he has and to still have that type of enthusiasm and energy is a tribute to who he is as a person and as a teacher."

McCloud said he was honored to receive the award as recognition of his success with students.

"My mission statement is simple: Silver Gate Physical Education... building better citizens through meaningful movement," he said. "Making movement fun at the elementary level increases the chances of having active humans
throughout their lives. I really do have the best job in the whole world."

For more information on McCloud and Silver Gate Elementary, contact Sandra McClure, principal, at (619) 222-1139. Contact the Association for more on its Teacher of the Year program.

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