Neshaminy safety lesson ends with a day on Lake Luxembourg

Originally published May 9, 2019 in The Intelligencer.

By Chris English

More than 240 eighth-graders from the district’s three middle schools paddled around in canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards on the lake at Core Creek Park in Middletown.

It was overcast, windy and not exactly toasty warm, but that didn’t stop 242 Neshaminy School District eighth-graders from taking to Lake Luxembourg in Middletown on Thursday. Read More

North Allegheny physical education teacher preaches fitness for life

Originally published Jan. 31, 2019 in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

By Sandy Trozzo

Christopher Jackson sees teaching physical education as a marathon, not a sprint. The goal, he says, is to teach students lifelong fitness habits.

“We don’t roll the ball out much,” he said. “We help students be fit for life.” Read More