Northwest NEWS

November 23, 1998

School

Woodmoor's Colleran named PE teacher of the year

Renee Colleran, physical education teacher at Woodmoor Elementary since it opened seven years ago, has been named the Elementary School Physical Educator of the Year by the Washington Alliance For Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (WAHPERD).

   Colleran received the award on Oct. 24 at the state convention in Yakima. She is now eligible to receive a regional award representing Washington for the Northwest district.

   Some of Collerans's innovative programs include:

   Colleran, who is a frequent presenter at state, district, and National Physical Education conventions, has been on the Washington Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Board for three years. The office she most recently held was vice president for Special Populations.