It’s National Physical Education and Sport Week, and we’re proud to feature Lissa P., an awesome adapted PE specialist!
As an adapted PE teacher, Lissa develops and delivers individualized physical education instruction and services for her students, many of whom have exceptional physical needs due to motor developmental delays or other impairments. She helps her students access activities and skills many of us take for granted, and this improves their lives in school and beyond! Here’s a snippet Lissa shared about a recent success:
“I have a student who was using a walker continuously to be able to walk. He has sores on his feet which have made it difficult for him to walk as well. He had a goal set to be able to step over a hurdle using his walker. However, gradually with repeated practice working on his balance/stability he is now able to stand and walk on his own and exceeded his goal!! I am so excited for him and the journey ahead!!”
Clearly, the role of adapted PE specialist is challenging and rewarding! We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to share successes from Lissa and other adapted PE teachers we have the pleasure of working with, and we celebrate them during National Physical Education and Sport Week.
About National Physical Education and Sport Week
National PE & Sport Week, also called May Week, is a time to celebrate physical education, health education, and all of the teachers who work so hard to keep students physically and mentally healthy. The week kicks off National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. If you’d like to learn how to celebrate these events at your school, visit shapeamerica.org.
Adapted PE Teacher Opportunities
If you’re an adapted PE specialist who is interested in embarking on an exciting adventure, see what we have to offer by visiting our adapted PE teacher jobs at Cross Country Education.