WPS Supervisor Receives Professional Honor Award from the CT Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

WATERBURY- Today, Waterbury Public Schools Supervisor Joseph Gorman was awarded the 2022 Professional Honor Award from the Connecticut Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. 

"If your actions somehow inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, those are the true and lasting rewards of leadership,” said Supervisor of Health and Physical Education, Joseph Gorman. “I am humbled to accept the Professional Honor Award. It is the most prestigious career achievement honor bestowed by the Connecticut Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; one that is given in recognition of cogent, long-term contributions to the profession. That I was even nominated for this distinction testifies to the outstanding work of all of the Health and Physical Education teachers in Waterbury. Every day they go above and beyond to continuously improve opportunities to advance the health, wellness and fitness of our students. I am so very proud to accept this award on behalf of them, their cumulative contributions, and those of our entire district that positively impact learning outcomes for children.”

The recipients of this prestigious award are caring professionals who have devoted themselves to making the lives of children and students better in every sense; they are committed towards improving the future by investing in educational endeavors that support the growth of our youth. Each award is given to individuals who have contributed to the profession through endeavors such as: committee work, served as a president or member of an executive committee in a professional organization, held office in a professional organization, authored articles, books and/or papers, made presentations, conducted research, conducted promotional activities, or made other outstanding contributions or service to the profession.

Waterbury Public Schools congratulates all the award recipients! We are honored to have Joe Gorman as part of our community leader. 

About Waterbury Public Schools
Waterbury Public Schools offer a comprehensive educational program to over 18,600 students in grades Pre-K through 12. This program includes core academics, fine and applied arts, health and fitness, and career pathway offerings as well as special education, an alternative school, and several enrichment programs. Waterbury Public Schools mission is to inspire and prepare every student to be successful in and beyond school. Learn more at www.waterbury.k12.ct.us.


Belen Michelis, Director of Communications, belen.michelis@waterbury.k12.ct.us

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