Beaumont’s Porter advances as South’s P.E. Teacher of the Year
LaDonda Porter of Beaumont is the 2019 Southern District Middle School Physical Education Teacher of the Year, representing SHAPE America members from 13 states. In late April, she will compete for 2020 national honors at the Salt Lake City convention.
Porter, who has taught at Beaumont for 13 years, recently served as vice president/P.E. of the Kentucky Society for Health and Physical Education (KYSHAPE). She now is member-at-large East. She is also the liaison for the state wellness program and promotes wellness activities at Beaumont such as the school’s annual biometric screening. In 2018-19, she was Kentucky’s Middle School P.E. Teacher of the Year. She also recently received the Lyman T. Johnson Torch of Excellence award from the University of Kentucky’s College of Education.
Outside the classroom at Beaumont, Porter serves as a trainer for the Where Everybody Belongs mentoring program, school athletic director, volleyball coach, and girls’ track and field coach. She is also the middle school content specialist for Fayette County Public Schools. Porter earned a bachelor’s degree in Physical and Health Education from UK and a master’s in Library Science from Eastern Kentucky University. She is a native of Richmond.