Each year The Pennsylvania State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (PSAHPERD) presents Teacher of the Year (TOY) Awards to one teacher at each level. The 2016 winner for High School Physical Education Teacher of the Year is Bill Love who teaches at North Allegheny Intermediate High School.
Melanie Lynch PSAHPERD President
Bill Love 2016 High School Physical Education Teacher of the Year.
Dave Schmidt Past Vice President of Physical Education for PSAHPERD
Bill Love is a professional Health and Physical Education teacher in the North Allegheny School District. He currently teaches Physical Education and Advanced Physical Education in the 9th & 10th grade North Allegheny Intermediate High School. Prior to going to North Allegheny, Bill taught K-6th grade in the Carlynton School District. In addition to being a Health and Physical Education Teacher, Bill serves on many district committees, is a Certified Athletic Trainer, Faculty Manager and HPE department liaison for the district.
Bill earned his BS in Health and Physical Education from Slippery Rock University and his BS in Athletic Training from Duquesne University. Bill currently holds or has held a variety of certifications including Crossfit Level 1 trainer, Crossfit Mobility Trainer, NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning specialist, and AAOS CPR Instructor.
Bill has been pivotal in creating and implementing an exemplary curriculum that focuses on lifetime physical activity and fitness at North Allegheny. Curricular strands include: Aerobic Fitness (Technique, Heart Rate Training and training methodology), Biking (Rails to Trails, Spinning, and Mountain Biking), Strength training (Training Fundamentals, Programming, Traditional and HIIT training methodologies), Adventure education (Team Building, Low Challenge, Orienteering, and Adventure Racing), Tennis, and Self-Defense.
Bill has presented at both the state and national level on integrating developmentally appropriate CrossFit principals in physical education.
Bill is a consummate professional who displays a passion for teaching that is quickly apparent to anyone he comes in contact with. Bill values character and challenges his students to become better men and women and “to go to bed better than they woke up.” He excels at setting high standards for his students while differentiating lessons so that all students have a chance to be successful. Bill believes that each day is a battle of “me vs myself” and challenges his students to “win the battle each day.” But what is most impressive about Bill is his passion for getting to know his students. Inside and outside of the classroom, Bill connects with his students and gets to know them and their families on a more personal level. He is widely respected in the classroom, in the school and in the community as a teacher “who really cares” about his students.