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Emmetsburg Native Earns State Honor

By Staff | Jun 1, 2016


Former Emmetsburg resident Abby Goodlaxson has been selected as the Iowa Physical Education Teacher of the Year by the Iowa Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Goodlaxson is the High School Physical Eduation instructor at Okoboji High School in Milford.

In winning the state award, Goodlaxson is in the running for the nine-state Central Region and National Teacher of the Year Awards.

Goodlaxson was chosen on the basis of her efforts to create new, exciting, and valuable learning opportunities for her students that engage them in learning and developing physical, mental, social, and emotional fitness.

Abby is the daughter of Bill and Barb Goodlaxson.