Megan Mansfield, a resident of Honeoye Falls and a physical education teacher and coach in the Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School District was honored with the Secondary Physical Education Teacher of the Year Award by New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NYS AHPERD), a statewide organization whose membership consists of K-16 professionals and future professionals.
Mansfield was presented with a plaque at the Jay B. Nash award dinner during the Association’s 79th Annual Conference held at the Turning Stone Convention Center in November.
Mansfield, a graduate of HF-L, has been a secondary physical education teacher and coach at HF-L for the past nine years. The New York State Learning Standards provide the building blocks for all of her lessons. Using objectives and assessments based on the standards, enables her to monitor student growth and achievement. Her program offers students electives and her focus is lifelong activities. Her goal is to motivate and inspire her students to be lifelong learners. She helps them develop the skills necessary to experience wellness in every aspect of life. She works to provide her students with new, exciting activities integrating technology, in fitness, nutrition and wellness.
Mansfield is an active member of the Central Western Zone and has presented at Zone, state and national conferences. She was honored with the Central Western Zone Secondary Physical Education Teacher of the Year Award, the NASPE Stars Award and the Track and Field Coach of the Year.
HF-L High School Principal David Roth said, “She teaches with a passion for the profession that is inspiring to both her students and co-workers. Her genuine enthusiasm for what she teaches is infectious. She is not only working to promote healthy students, but to promote a healthy culture. She is constantly learning and working to bring her students the most relevant and enjoyable life-long activities that will lead to a lifetime of fitness.”