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Salt Lake physical education teacher to receive award

SALT LAKE CITY — A Salt Lake City School District teacher will receive an award for physical education instruction.

Salt Lake resident Reid Anderson, a P.E. teacher at Clayton Middle School, will be honored as the Southwest District Middle School Physical Education Teacher of the Year by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education at its national convention in Charlotte, N.C., next week.

Anderson, who has taught P.E. at Clayton for the past six years, will vie with five other district winners for National Middle School Physical Education Teacher of the Year. The national award recipients will be announced on April 26, at the NASPE Hall of Fame banquet.

“I believe that middle school students need to be exposed to a wide variety of individual and team activities so that they can discover something they may become passionate about to live a healthy, active lifestyle," Anderson said.

“Reid is creative and innovative in his approach to education,” said Clayton Principal Linda Richins. “He has the ability to make all kids feel comfortable when they are learning new activities. His students walk away knowing they don’t have to be the star athlete to enjoy participating in physical activities and living a healthy lifestyle.”