Title: Physical Educator
Company: Allen Brook School
Location: Williston, Vermont, United States
Lyn M. Porter, Physical Educator at Allen Brook School, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in physical education.
With a passion for exercise and working with children, Ms. Porter found a way to mesh her two passions through physical education. She went on to receive a Bachelor of Science in physical education teaching and coaching from Castleton University in 1987 and a Master of Arts in elementary education and teaching from Kaplan University in 2006. Renowned for her exceptional teaching abilities, Ms. Porter has been a physical educator at Allen Brook School in Williston, Vermont since 1991. Teaching kindergarten to second grade, she leads 40 minutes of activity each day in person or remotely. Behind the scenes, she focuses on curriculum instruction and design, classroom management and technology for use in a virtual teaching environment. Likewise, Ms. Porter has been an EMT for the Hinesburg Fire Department since 2018.
Notably, Ms. Porter was named Sanford Teacher of the Year for the State of Vermont in 2020. In addition, she was the recipient of the Margie R. Hanson Distinguished Elementary Service Award from SHAPE America in 2018 and the Outstanding Professional Service Award from the SHAPE Eastern District in 2015. A member of SHAPE America and SHAPE Vermont, she attributes her success to hard work, dedication and her ability for continuous growth. She adds that there is nothing better than that “a-ha” moment in a child’s eyes when they understand a concept. In the earlier years of her career, Ms. Porter worked for the Williston Central School and Richmond Elementary, as well as directed and worked at several Girl Scout Camps between 1987 and 1990. She was also a recreation and avocation assistant at Northland Job Corp. in 1989 and 1990 and was employed by Pineridge from 1987 to 1989. In her spare time, Ms. Porter enjoys kayaking, swimming, golf, watching sports, reading and spending time with friends.
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