Sandra Rae Badger, BS, MA

Title: Health and Physical Education Educator (Retired)
Company: University of Colorado
Location: Green Mountain Falls, Colorado, United States

Sandra Badger, Retired Health and Physical Education Educator at the University of Colorado, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in health and physical education.

Whether she knew it at the time or not, Mrs. Badger was always drawn to the field of education. As a child, she took on the task of helping teach swimming despite not participating herself. She continued this interest in her academic pursuits; first earning a Bachelor of Science in physical education from Colorado State University in 1969. She later earned a Master of Arts in arts and humanities from Colorado College in 1979 and followed up with postgraduate coursework at Adams State University. She served as the head women’s swimming coach at Mitchell High School and Doherty High School from 1969 to 1999. From 1979 to 2000, she was the head of the Department of Health Education at Doherty High School. In 1996, she became the assistant coach of cross country and track, indoor and outdoor track for both men and women at the University of Colorado.

Throughout her career, Mrs. Badger has had the opportunity every educator dreams of, which is watch her students go on and achieve great things. One moment of immense pride for her was watching one of her athletes win a national championship. For her work as an educator, she was nominated for the Readers’ Digest Teacher of the Year and received a grant from the National Council of Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. Mrs. Badger earned a CARE Award from the State of Colorado in 19088, a Service Award from the American National Red Cross in 195 and Coach of the Year Awards from the Gazette Telegraph. In 1985, she received the Gamesfield grant. In her career, she maintained professional affiliation with the National Education Association and the Colorado Springs Education Association.

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