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Moving and Grooving: TAHPERD Honors Michele Rusnak for Excellence and Leadership

The Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance named Austin ISD Health & Physical Education Supervisor Michele Rusnak the 2016 K–12 administrator of the year, a statewide honor.

Rusnak leads AISD’s health and physical education programs, including partnering with Marathon Kids to encourage students to run or walk the equivalent of four marathons in 10-minute increments during the year and incorporating WOW—Working Out for Wellness—time in the classrooms.

Rusnak was recognized for the honor at the 93rd annual TAHPERD Convention on Dec. 2 in Galveston.

TAHPERD is a nonprofit professional association in health education, physical education, recreation, and dance. The Texas-based association is comprised of more than 4,500 professional and student members serving kindergarten through college students.

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