Karen Petermann is from Clintonville, Wisconsin and is in her 31st year of teaching. She uses her energy and enthusiasm to share her love for activity and her love for life. Karen uses Standards Based instruction, supports SHAPE America’s 50 Million Strong Campaign, utilizes community partnerships, earns grants to expand opportunities, creates a safe learning environment where all abilities thrive, differentiates her instruction and and quietly incorporates academic language in her lessons in an effort to help students make connections and transfer learning to their lives. She has implemented several school initiatives, including a running club, that make Physical Education the heartbeat of her school and community. Karen is the 2017 National Elementary TOY and is committed to helping students gain the skills, knowledge and confidence that they need to enjoy a lifetime of activity. She is determined to build a healthier community one step at a time!