Broadneck Teacher Named Finalist For Health Educator Of The Year


Broadneck High School health and unified dance teacher Melissa Quigley has been named a finalist for the Eastern District Teacher of the Year by SHAPE America, or Society of Health and Physical Educators.

This award recognizes outstanding teachers who demonstrate exceptional teaching skills and provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to practice and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

A 21-year teaching veteran, Quigley has spent her entire career in education at Broadneck. She’s had the opportunity to teach various courses in physical education and dance, including health, human sexuality, sports medicine, dance for athletes, unified dance, Fit for Life and team sports.

“What I want the most for my students to take from my class are the health skills,” Quigley said. “They can find the content in many places, but it is the practicing of all health components that will lead to a healthy lifestyle.”

Quigley has chaired Broadneck’s health, physical education and dance department. She is an advisor for the Bruin Dance-athon and the One Love club. Quigley also chairs the school’s wellness committee and serves as the varsity assistant field hockey coach.

As the SHAPE Maryland Health Teacher of the Year recipient in 2021 and now an Eastern District Teacher of the Year Award finalist, Quigley is slated to be recognized in March at the SHAPE America National conference in Seattle.


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