Tomah teacher wins physical education honor

Kyra Neumann, an exercise and sports science teacher at Tomah Middle School, was named the state Middle School Teacher of the Year by the Wisconsin Health & Physical Education Association.

“I’ve been teaching for 14 years, so I guess when you get an award in your field of study, you feel honored and privileged to bring it back to the community when you get to share ideas and help within my own area,” Neumann said.

Neumann has helped shape the curriculum in the Tomah district that led to a $600,000 grant that funded the purchase of a considerable amount of fitness equipment. The curriculum also marked the transition from physical education to exercise and sports science.

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