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Liberty High teacher named Missouri P.E. Teacher of the Year

Nicholas Clements, a physical education teacher at Liberty High School in the Wentzville School District, has been named the 2019 Middle School Physical Education Teacher of the Year by the Missouri Society of Health and Physical Educators (MOSHAPE). He received the award for his work as a middle school health and PE teacher at Wentzville Middle School, where he worked prior to his move to Liberty High School this year. This marks the second consecutive year that the top middle school physical education award in the state was granted to a teacher from Wentzville Middle.

Clements, who was the 2018 recipient of the James Herauf Young Professional Award at the state level, has worked for the WSD since 2014. “I am extremely honored to receive this award,” said Clements. “I would not have achieved such an honor without the amazing students and staff in the WSD. They have helped shape me into the educator I am, and I am forever thankful for them and the impact they have had on my career.”

Clements received his award at the annual MOSHAPE Convention held at the Lodge of the Four Seasons in Osage, MO, November 7-10. He is now eligible for the Central District Teacher of the Year award, which covers nine states: Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and Colorado. Clements is currently pursuing an educational specialist degree in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

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