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DeAndre Ingram Named Health Educator of the Year

Release Date: 9/24/2009 2:18:41 PM

DeAndre Ingram, a health education teacher at Century High School, has been selected as the 2009-2010 Health Educator of the Year by the Maryland Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (MAHPERD).
     
The Health Educator of the Year award is presented to a teacher who serves as a positive role model epitomizing personal health and fitness, enjoyment of activity, sportsmanship, and sensitivity to the needs of students. Other criteria include using various teaching methods and planning innovative learning experiences, conducting a balanced and sequential curriculum, and showing professional commitment through involvement in local, state, and national organizations.
     
Ingram has taught in Carroll County Public Schools for ten years. In addition to being an active participant in the development of comprehensive unit and lesson plans, he utilizes projects and activities that engage students while bringing relevance to what is being learned. He creates a positive and productive learning environment and has an excellent rapport with all students.
     
Ingram is the class sponsor for the Class of 2011 and has been a mentor to new teachers. He also has organized and implemented school-wide programs such as a very successful health fair and drug symposium for students. As a CPR/AED and First Aid instructor, Ingram includes certification in the Health 2 course and assists with countywide certification for administrators, bus drivers, coaches, and teachers.
     
According to Dawn Rathgeber, Coordinator of Health Education, “DeAndre is a leader among school colleagues, as well as other health educators. His sensitivity, diligence, energy, and sense of humor make working with him a pleasure.”
     
Ingram will receive the award on Friday, October 16, 2009, at the MAHPERD awards banquet.

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