Melanie Lynch Named Health Education Teacher of the Year

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Goodheart-Willcox author Melanie Lynch was named SHAPE (Society of Health and Physical Educators) America’s Teacher of the Year. Lynch is a teacher at State College Area High School in State College, Pennsylvania.

Goodheart-Willcox author Melanie Lynch was named SHAPE (Society of Health and Physical Educators) America’s Teacher of the Year. Recognized for her contributions to the high school health education classroom, Lynch is a teacher at State College Area High School in State College, Pennsylvania. She is coauthor of Essential Health and Comprehensive Health, high school health education titles published by Goodheart-Willcox.

A special awards gala was held April 8 at SHAPE America’s National Convention and Expo, during which Lynch was among the elite who received recognition in the physical education, adapted physical education, school health, and dance education professions. Attendance at this conference was approximately 5,000 health and physical education educators.

“Excellent teachers, like Melanie, are ambassadors to their profession,” says John Flanagan, President of Goodheart-Willcox. “Melanie is dedicated to her students’ health and well-being in the classroom and beyond. She’s being recognized for something we’ve known all along—that Melanie is one of the country’s most effective educators. She brings energy to the classroom and provides her students with knowledge that will impact them throughout their lives. We congratulate Melanie and are proud of our continued partnership.”

Lynch, coauthor of Goodheart-Willcox’s Comprehensive Health and Essential Health titles, which provide the most up-to-date, skills-based texts for health and wellness classes, made significant contributions to both the pedagogy and activities within the text. Written by a team of award-winning educators, these titles allow teachers to tap into the classroom experience and lessons of some of the field's best minds. Content and skills align to national standards in health education, while providing in-depth coverage of topics, such as sleep, body image, health, cyberbullying, and more.

To learn more about Goodheart-Willcox and its commitment to health and wellness education, visit http://www.g-w.com/health.

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Goodheart-Willcox, established in 1921, publishes the highest quality content for Health Education as well as Career and Technical Education. Goodheart-Willcox’s expanding focus on health education emphasizes the benefits of healthy living and its impact on students’ success in college and career. Goodheart-Willcox titles are available in print and digital formats, and include a full portfolio of student and instructor resources. Goodheart-Willcox: Experts in Today’s Health and Wellness.

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