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IPS Staff Member Recognized for Commitment to Health

The Indiana Society of Health and Physical Educators (INSHAPE) has named Kathy Langdon of Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) the recipient of the 2022 INSHAPE Honor Award.

The honor is given to an individual clearly outstanding in his or her profession with long and distinguished service to health, physical education, recreation, dance, and/or allied areas.

Langdon is IPS’ physical education and health coach.

“Health and physical education have improved drastically in the last few decades, and research shows that quality health and physical education contribute to higher academic scores, improved behavior and attendance, and greater social, mental, and emotional health,” said Cassie Brooks, president of INSHAPE. “Kathy’s accomplishments on behalf of Indiana students are impressive, and her work inspires colleagues nationwide to work toward excellence.”

Langdon said she would not have received the honor without the tremendous support of the IPS administration.

“What we do every day is all about the kids and helping teachers,” she said. “The physical education and health teachers are amazing. With IPS Superintendent Dr. Aleesia Johnson and Dr. Warren Morgan, the district’s chief academic officer, leading the way, it’s an honor to represent IPS in this work.”