Teachers take P.E. workshop

Staff report

November 6, 2013

ST. PAULS — St. Pauls Middle School recently held a Common Core Workshop presented by Charla Tedder Parker, the 2013 National Physical Education High School Teacher of the Year for the Public Schools of Robeson County Middle School teachers.

Parker presented a workshop on Common Core and Physical Education and ways to implement assessments using the Sport Education model. She shared new techniques and strategies to implement the Common Core Physical Education and Health curriculum. The teachers, from across the county, spent most of the workshop actively engaged in learning new activities that keep students engaged in the new curriculum, build peer communication and team building, focus on rubric guided assignments, and new ways to assess student learning.

Parker is the daughter of the late Charles and Catherine Tedder of Fairmont. She has been teaching for 31 years and this is her 13th year at Fuquay-Varina High School.

In 2013, Charla received the North Carolina Physical Education Association High School PE Teacher of the year award, Southern District Association of Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Teacher of the Year as well as being named the Teacher of the Year by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education.

Parker graduated from Fairmont High School in 1977 while participating four years as an all-conference player in tennis, basketball and softball. She received her bachelor’s degree in health and physical education from East Carolina University and a master’s degree in Exercise Science from Campbell University. Parker was awarded National Board certification in 2004. While teaching and coaching at St. Pauls High School, Parker coached a doubles team to a state championship in 1982, led a state dual team tennis team to runner-up 1984 and five times led boys and girls teams to the semifinals. She was also named Region IV Female Coach of the Year in 1985.