Natalie Boone receives statewide teaching award

Dr. Natalie Boone, assistant professor of health, human performance, and recreation at Mars Hill University, has been named as the 2021 University Teacher of the Year by the Physical Education Association of NCSHAPE.

According to information from NC SHAPE, a professional organization representing North Carolina’s 4,000+ health & physical education teachers at the kindergarten through 12th grade level, the award is given for members who demonstrate leadership, meritorious service to the profession, and active service to the board and committees of the NC SHAPE organization.

Boone teaches a number of classes in the Department of Health and Human Performance and Recreation at MHU. She also works closely with the Department of Education to advise those students who plan to go into teaching and she supervises student teachers in the discipline.

As a leader in the profession, Boone leads presentations and professional development workshops for physical education teachers through NC SHAPE, as well as the Western Regional Education Service Alliance (WRESA) and the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT). She has also served on the boards of directors for both NC SHAPE and WRESA.