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Meghan Aydelott of the WSD Named MOSHAPE 2021 Administrator of the Year

 

December 16, 2021

 

Meghan Aydelott, content leader of the practical arts for the Wentzville School District, was named the 2021 Administrator of the Year by the Missouri Society of Health and Physical Educators (MOSHAPE). 

 

The Administrator of the Year Award is presented to an administrator who provides outstanding support to MOSHAPE’s programs and makes outstanding contributions to the profession. Aydelott is only the third Missouri school administrator to receive this honor from the Society. 

 

Her nominator said, “since day one, she has supported us by really listening to our needs and helping us focus those into future goals to meet the needs of all students. She has been instrumental in helping shape new courses, modifying current ones, and getting us the resources needed to make these changes happen.”

 

As the administrator who oversees the growing WSD’s Health Education and Physical Education programs, Aydelott has provided sound guidance and unusually strong support to the teachers and the programs. As a measure of her success in leading these WSD programs, a total of seven WSD teachers have been selected as Missouri Teacher of the Year in their subject matter fields, five have been selected as the nine-state Central District of SHAPE America Teachers of the Year, and one was selected as National Middle School Physical Education Teacher of the Year. 

 

“The educators I work with are outstanding,” Aydelott said. “I had no idea I was being nominated for this award and it is a huge honor; but, my real joy comes from working with teachers for the betterment of students.”

 

Other WSD 2021 MOSHAPE award winners include Courtney Heidorn, physical education teacher at Wentzville Middle School, who received the MOSHAPE Dr. James Herauf Young Professionals Award, and Chrissy Poulter, physical education teacher at Duello Elementary School, who earned recognition for her work with the Health.Moves.Minds. Program. 

 

The Young Professionals Award is presented to a young member of the Society who has demonstrated outstanding potential for scholarship, teaching, and/or professional leadership. Health.Moves.Minds is a program that places a K-12 curricular emphasis on physical education programs with lessons that promote social-emotional learning. 

 

Awardees were presented with these awards at the 2021 MOSHAPE Convention Awards Banquet in November at The Lodge of Four Seasons in Lake Ozark.

 

Read more about MOSHAPE at moshape.org