Faerber, LSU Laboratory School Elementary Physical Education Instructor, receives SHAPE America’s Southern District Honor award


Joanna Faerber, Elementary Physical Education Instructor and Coach at the LSU Laboratory School, received the Southern District Honor award from Society of Health & Physical Educators (SHAPE) at SHAPE’s Southern District Convention on Saturday, February 13, 2016 in Williamsburg, Va.

A National Board Certified Teacher, Faerber has more than 35 years of teaching/coaching experience at the community college, high school, middle school, and elementary levels. She has been a physical education instructor at the University Laboratory School for more than 25 years, and has taught physical education on all levels. She serves as head coach for the girls bowling team.

Faerber received her bachelor’s degree in K-12 HPERD from Arkansas State University and her master’s degree in physical education from East Carolina University.

Faerber was twice elected as Vice President on the Louisiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AHPERD) Board of Directors and selected “TOP Turner” in Jump Rope for Heart for the past six years. She has been awarded over $250,000 in grants, most notably for Safe Routes to Schools. In 2009, Joanna was selected as the National Association for Sport and Physical Education  (NASPE) National Elementary Teacher of the Year and the 2008 Southern District and LAHPERD Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year. She was elected to the Southern District Board of Directors in 2007 and appointed Co Exhibits coordinator in 2008. She combines serving as the Southern District Joint Projects Chair, with serving on the SHAPE America National Joint Projects Committee. A six year Physical Best Representative, a NFL Fuel Up to Play 60 Ambassador, and a Youth Fitness Program Champion, Joanna has served on the U.S. Games Advisory Board for the past 15 years. In addition to presentations in some 30 U.S. states, she has presented at Southern District and SHAPE America conventions and internationally 14 times.

The Southern District Honor Award recognizes meritorious contributions to the fields of physical education, health education, recreation, sport, and/or dance or to the profession through such allied fields as science and education.


About University Lab School
The University Laboratory School was established by the College of Education, now known as the College of Human Sciences & Education, of Louisiana State University and has operated under its auspices for 100 years. This coeducational school exists as an independent system to provide training opportunities for pre- and in-service teachers and to serve as a demonstration and educational research center. The school is located on the main campus of LSU in Baton Rouge.

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About CHSE
The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. The College is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Leadership and Human Resource Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library and Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs and 18 graduate programs, enrolling more than 1,900 undergraduate and 977 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is continually working to improve its programs.

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