Nancy Gorski

Nancy Gorski

Title: Physical Education Teacher (Retired)
Location: Clarendon Hills, Illinois, United States

Nancy Gorski, a Retired Physical Education Teacher, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in physical education.

A dancer at heart, Ms. Gorski found physical education to be the perfect way to channel her passion professionally. She started as a physical education teacher at Beidler and Skinner Elementary Schools in 1954, and maintained the role as she transferred to Wadsworth Elementary School, Beale Elementary School, and Parker Elementary School. Then, in 1960, Ms. Gorski joined the staff of Joseph E. Gary Elementary School in Chicago and knew she had found a home there. She spent the next 38 years at the institution, ultimately retiring in 1998. Her favorite part of the job was teaching the kids to dance; she included it when she developed the physical education curriculum for Chicago Public Schools between 1977 and 1978, and administered the practical exam in dance for the physical education certification for more than a decade in total.

To prepare for her endeavors, Ms. Gorski earned a Bachelor of Science in elementary education and physical education from Chicago Teachers College in 1954 and became a certified teacher in the state of Illinois. She then became affiliated with prominent organizations like the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance and the Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. Her efforts earned her two awards from the latter: the Quarter Century Award and the Outstanding Elementary Physical Educator Award.

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