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September 13, 2023

Ankeny Centennial’s Jodi Larson Named High School PE Teacher of the Year

The Ankeny Community School District is proud to announce that Jodi Larson, Physical Education Teacher at Ankeny Centennial High School, has been recognized as the High School PE Teacher of the Year by the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) Iowa. This prestigious award recognizes Jodi’s exceptional contributions to physical education and her unwavering commitment to promoting the health and well-being of her students.

“Jodi Larson is a compassionate teacher leader who keeps inclusion at the forefront of what we do in our community,” said Dr. Jill Urich, principal of Ankeny Centennial High School. “She is a fierce advocate for students with special needs, and she is that results-oriented educator who refuses to give up on a student. She is very deserving of this award!”

SHAPE Iowa, the leading organization in the state dedicated to promoting physical education and health, selected Jodi Larson as the High School PE Teacher of the Year in recognition of her outstanding efforts to inspire and educate students about the importance of physical fitness, healthy living, and lifelong wellness.

Congratulations, Jodi!