Group names ECU graduate national teacher of the year in adapted physical education

Lara Brickhouse ’05,’13 has been named the 2017 national teacher of the year in adapted physical education by the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America).

Lara Brickhouse

Brickhouse teaches in the Durham Public Schools in nine schools: Little River School, E.K. Powe, Hope Valley, Bethesda and Eno Valley elementary schools; Lucas and Lowe’s Grove middle schools; and Northern and Riverside high schools.

She earned her bachelor’s in physical education in 2005 and her master’s in physical education in 2013.

Brickhouse was featured recently on an area TV station: http://www.wral.com/durham-pe-teacher-wins-national-award-for-work-with-special-needs-students/16602394/

Brickhouse was one of six honored by SHAPE America. The other national award recipients represent dance education, school health and physical education professions.

The winners were selected after nationwide state and district competitions and announced during the organization’s Hall of Fame Banquet and National Convention and Expo held in Boston March 14-18. The awards are given in recognition of outstanding teaching performance and the ability to motivate today’s youth to participate in a lifetime of physical activity.

For more information, visit www.shapeamerica.org.

-by Crystal Baity

Group names ECU graduate national teacher of the year in adapted physical education