Ms. Geddes is the 2021 Southern District Health Teacher of the Year
SHAPE America’s 2021 honorees include Tates Creek's Mary Jo Geddes, the Southern District Health Teacher of the Year. She's now a finalist for the national award in her category. SHAPE America (Society of Health and Physical Educators) will announce the winners during this spring’s National Convention & Expo, a virtual event set for April 13-17.
Geddes is marking her 18th year in FCPS – all at Tates Creek. A native of Alexandria, she graduated from the University of Kentucky with a double major in Kinesiology and Health Promotion. She later earned two master’s degrees from Eastern Kentucky University: in Health Education and in Instructional Leadership. She is the department chair/team lead at Tates Creek and the district content leader for secondary schools.
“Building relationships with my students has been one of my goals this semester while teaching virtually. I feel like I know my students even though I haven’t met them in person yet,” Geddes said before winter break. “In the health world, I focused on the pertinent health skills needed right now to be successful in our society.”