Elementary school gym teacher helps students create healthy habits for life

- When third graders hit the gym, there's always a lot of energy to be burned.

“They’re just ready to go. Teaching P.E. with these kids, they’re excited to come in and excited to move around they want to be in here,” said this week’s Teacher Getting Results Anna Adams. Adams is a health educator at Harold J. Johnson Elementary School.

Adams teaches the kinds of lessons you can't learn by looking inside a textbook.

“Any opportunity to teach our kids healthy habits she takes it,” said school principal Crystal Sandifer. 

And when it comes to the building blocks of life, healthy living is at the top. Adams says she’s very serious about teaching our kids healthy habits and lessons on health and fitness and taking care of your body.

That's why she’s is this week's Teacher Getting Results.

“I’m very honored to be nominated I definitely didn’t expect it at all,” Adams said.

Not only does she teach physical education at Harold C. Johnson Elementary School, but she's also an athletic trainer for the entire York County school district.

“Pretty much every night Ms. Adams is on a field until 10:00 at night taking care of our student athletes so really she has two jobs,” Sandifer said.

Ms. Adams puts an emphasis on the importance of physical activity while also teaching her students healthy habits.

“The P.E. teacher is the rock star of the school every kid loves the P.E. teacher but Ms. Adams goes above and beyond anything I’ve ever seen,” said Sandifer,

“She’s like a great P.E. teacher,” said one student.

“She’s very helpful,” said another.

Leaving a lasting impact, showing these kids that having good health is the best thing for the human heart.

“I love that I get to teach them something they can carry on for the rest of their lives and that will help them for the rest of their lives, Adams said.

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