Sheboygan Health and Physical Educator Inducted into SHAPE America Hall of Fame

June 22, 2022

Society of Health and Physical Educators is pleased to announce that retired health and physical educator and coach Kristine (Kris) Fritz was inducted into the organization’s Hall of Fame in April during the SHAPE America National Convention & Expo in New Orleans.

“Being inducted into SHAPE America’s Hall of Fame is a lifetime achievement and allows us to recognize individuals who exemplify the highest standards in accomplishment, dedication to the profession, and leadership,” says SHAPE America CEO Stephanie Morris. “SHAPE America is honored to induct Ms. Kristine Fritz into the SHAPE America Hall of Fame in recognition of her lifetime of contributions to the profession,”

Fritz continues to serve the Sheboygan Area School District in Wisconsin as a preschool physical education teacher at the Early Learning Center, as part of a program she established as an emeritus project. She is an enthusiastic professional who leads by example, motivated by the idea that “we accomplish in proportion to what we attempt.”

A SHAPE America member for 53 years, Fritz has been recognized as an outstanding physical educator throughout her career. She received a Teacher of the Year award from Wisconsin Health and Physical Education (WHPE) as well as SHAPE America Midwest District. In addition, Fritz has been recognized by SHAPE America with the Honor Award, the NASPE Joy of Effort Award, and induction into the North American Society.

Fritz has also been the recipient of the Sheboygan Area School District Volunteer of the Year Award, and her ability to secure grants has greatly contributed to program improvement for the Sheboygan Area School District.

“Ms. Kris,” as she is now known by her four-year-old students, remains active, and is an advocate for the profession. While serving as SHAPE America’s Midwest District President from 2018 to 2019, Kris chose ‘Live Your Passion’ as her theme, and she continues to do so, contributing in multiple ways.”

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Press Release courtesy of SHAPE America, RESTON, VA, May, 2022

Kris Fritz, pictured left receiving her award.

Kristine Fritz receives her SHAPE America award.

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