Monday, January 25, 2010
Debra Johansen ’77, Sartell, teacher at Roosevelt Early Childhood Center in St. Cloud, was named Central District Adapted Physical Education Teacher of the Year by the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. A teacher for more than 30 years, Johansen’s dedication to her students, passion for her profession, and admiration of her peers and administrators were noted. She founded A Recreational Inclusion Support Endeavor (ARISE) with the mission to support children with disabilities in accessing community and recreation activities with their able-bodied peers and in learning leisure and recreational skills.