Ms. Samantha Person holding a plaque

RSU 57 is thrilled to announce Ms. Samantha Person as the recipient of the prestigious title of "2023 Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year" by the Maine Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (MaineAHPERD). Ms. Person’s dedication, commitment, and impactful efforts in the field of physical education have earned this well-deserved recognition.

Ms. Person, a dedicated educator at Waterboro Elementary School, has consistently gone above and beyond to create a positive and engaging learning environment for students. Her innovative teaching methods, interactive lesson plans, and genuine enthusiasm have made a profound impact on the lives of countless young learners. 

Each year, MaineAHPERD recognizes the most outstanding educators in the state who have demonstrated excellence in teaching, contributed significantly to their communities, and exhibited a genuine passion for promoting health and physical education.

As the 2023 Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year, Ms. Person serves as an inspirational role model for both students and fellow educators. Her tireless efforts have not only improved the physical fitness and health of students but have also instilled lifelong values of teamwork, respect, and self-discipline.

"Ms. Person’s commitment to the well-being of her students is truly inspiring, and we believe this recognition is a testament to her outstanding contributions to our community," said Dr. Stephen D. Marquis, Superintendent of Schools.

The award was presented to Ms. Person during MaineAHPERD's Annual Conference on Sunday, November 5. Ms. Person joins a prestigious group of educators who have previously received this recognition for their dedication and passion for promoting health and physical activity.

RSU 57 proudly congratulates Ms. Samantha Person as MaineAHPERD’s 2023 Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year.

This story was reported by the Waterboro Reporter on November 22, 2023. Read the article here.