Susan Braun, West Valley School District’s own health and physical education teacher at Cottonwood Elementary School, is receiving one of only 10 national Jump Rope For Heart/Hoops For Heart (JRFH/HFH) grants from SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators. Congratulations, Susan! She will be recognized for her passion and commitment for physical education during the association’s National Convention & Expo in Boston on March 16. The grant includes a US Games gift certificate to enhance her PE program.
Says Braun, “We start jumping in kindergarten, and I have a skills progression that produces skilled jumpers by the time they leave Cottonwood in the 4th grade.” Amazingly, Susan has hosted JRFH/HFH activities for the past 30 years, raising nearly $90,000!
We love Susan’s enthusiasm as she teaches a healthier lifestyle, better nutrition, and the importance of community service. Sponsored by SHAPE America and the American Heart Association, the JRFH/HFH program promotes physical education while providing children with knowledge of heart disease and stroke. Funds raised go toward cardiovascular disease and stroke research and health education.
Thank you, Susan, for bettering our kids and your continued service! We’re so proud of you.