Alumna Courtney receives Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year award


Pictured here is Courtney with LAHPERD President Emily Beasley, and LAHPERD Executive Director Bill Dickens


Kinesiology alumna Christina Courtney received the Louisiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (LAHPERD) Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year award at the annual LAHPERD convention in Baton Rouge, La.

Courtney graduated from LSU with her bachelor’s in 2003, and Masters of Science in 2005 with an emphasis in Kinesiology.

Courtney began her career at the University Laboratory School in 2006. She has taught elementary, middle school, and high school physical education. She currently is the physical education instructor at the LSU Laboratory School.

“I was very humbled and honored to win the award this year. I have been at the Lab School teaching elementary for eight years, and recently moved to middle and high school physical education. I felt like this was a great ending to eight amazing years of elementary physical education,” said Courtney.

Courtney coaches and volunteers for Girls on the Run in Baton Rouge during her free time. She also has served as a mentor teacher to LSU student teachers. Through the years, she has been an active supporter of Jump Rope for Heart by co-coordinating with other elementary teachers at her school, and receiving the Top Turner School award for several years. She has also helped bring many health enhancing opportunities to her physical education students, such as the LSU Body Walk, GEO Fitness, skating, and fishing.


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