Clermont Northeastern Elementary School Dean of Students and physical education teacher Val Davis has received the 2006 Elementary Physical Educator of the Year Award.
The award, which is presented annually by the Ohio Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (OAHPERD), is bestowed upon an individual, nominated and voted on by peers, who is recognized as an outstanding educator and innovative leader in the area of physical education.
“The recognition is very nice,” she said. “Being rewarded for something that I love to do makes me very proud. I absolutely love my job. Teaching gym is very rewarding because I get to help these kids develop physically and mentally. I am very proud of the award and happy about it, but my main reward is educating our future leaders and watching them grow into successful adults.”
Davis, a Loveland resident, has done extensive research and study on motor sensory learning and has developed daily activities designed to promote brain stimulation.