Polly Lyons

Title: Health and Physical Education Educator (Retired)
Company: Ohio University
Location: Lancaster, Ohio, United States

Polly Lyons, Retired Health and Physical Education Educator at Ohio University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in health and physical education.

With more than 30 years of professional excellence, Ms. Lyons is a celebrated educator who has dedicated her life to teaching students about the importance of health and physical education. Most recently serving as an associate professor at Ohio University in Lancaster, OH, from 1983 to 1993, she formerly served the university as an assistant professor and an instructor in health and sports sciences between 1967 and 1982. Prior to these illustrious roles, she was a teacher of elementary physical education at Lancaster City School District from 1963 to 1967 and a teacher of physical education at Fairfield Union High School from 1962 to 1963. Alongside her primary endeavors, she was a facilitator and implementer of the Southeastern Ohio and Orient Incarcerated Physical Education Program from 1986 to 1988. Likewise, she was a volunteer instructor of first aid and CPR with the Fairfield County chapter of the American Red Cross from 1968 to 1995.

A contributor of myriad articles to professional journals, Ms. Lyons pursued a formal education at Ohio University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in education and Master of Education in 1962 and 1965, respectively. In the past, she maintained affiliation with the Ohio Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, from which she won several accolades, including the Five Year Jump Rope for Heart Award in 1987, the Meritorious Award in 1988, and the Ten Year Jump Rope for Heart Award in 1992. Likewise, she additionally received the Twenty Year Service Award from the Fairfield County chapter of the American Red Cross in 1987. Notably, she has been listed in several editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, and Who’s Who in the Midwest.

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