Angelina College Physical Education Coordinator and Instructor Patty Donaldson was recently named the 2017 Texas Recreation Professional of the Year from the Texas Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance (TAHPERD).
A member of TAHPERD since 2003, Donaldson and has served as Vice President of the Physical Education, Recreation, and General divisions. She is running for Vice President of the College Division at the December convention. Donaldson was named the Physical Educator of the Year at a College or University in 2015.
“I appreciate this organization because it offers teachers and professionals within all relevant areas a plethora of opportunities for professional development,” she said.
Donaldson began teaching at Angelina College in 2007. She holds a Master of Science in Kinesiology from Texas Woman’s University and a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from University of North Texas.
TAHPERD is a not-for-profit professional association of individuals in the allied fields of health education, physical education, recreation, and dance. This association is composed of over 4,500 professional and student members serving education from kindergarten through college. TAHPERD was founded in 1923 and is the only association in Texas serving education in all four of our disciplines: health, physical education, recreation, and dance.