OCOEE MIDDLE SCHOOL Principal Ron Spangler was recognized by the Tennessee Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance at its state conference. Present for the award were, from left, Bradley County Coordinated School Health director Andrea Lockerby, Coordinated School Health PEP grant coordinator Karen Slater, Spangler, Supervisor of Secondary Education Dan Glasscock and June McDonald of Coordinated School Health.
Ocoee Middle School Principal Ron Spangler recently received the Tennessee Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance “Administrator Appreciation” award. This award was announced last week during the TAHPERD state conference in Murfreesboro. Spangler has been a trail blazer for PE4life and supports the connection between academic and physical health at Ocoee Middle School. Under his leadership, Ocoee Middle was an original PE4life pilot site and set the tone for moving physical education forward in Bradley County Schools. OMS has created a fitness teaching center for students and staff, added a three-panel sport fitness wall, 40-foot climbing wall and outdoor low ropes course. The physical education staff was among a handful of schools across the state to receive a Blue Cross Blue Shield grant to implement Spark PE curriculum, training, and equipment.