South Washington County Schools

Liberty Ridge Elementary teacher named Woodbury Area Chamber of Commerce’s Educator of the Year

Photo of educator of the year

​District 833 is pleased to announce that Randy Spring, a physical education teacher at Liberty Ridge Elementary School was selected as the Woodbury Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 Educator of the Year.

Spring makes a difference in the lives of his students by bringing enthusiasm and technology into classes to help engage students in learning. Spring has created new best practices for the profession, creating gifs of himself demonstrating skills for the students to perform in class and displaying them on a large screen so all students can see. His methods have gained regional attention with physical education teachers from other school districts visiting his classes to see him in action.

“Randy Spring is highly driven to provide the best experience possible for his students in physical education,” said Michael Moore, Principal at Liberty Ridge Elementary. “This is evident by the enthusiasm Randy models every class period. Mr. Spring brings unmatched energy and the students become excited about the subject matter.”

In addition to his work at Liberty Ridge Elementary, Springs serves as an assistant varsity football coach for East Ridge High School. He often gets his high school athletes to come back to Liberty Ridge Elementary to volunteer with students.

Four teachers were nominated for the annual award, including Spring and Woodbury High School art teacher Christina Dease. The award was presented to Spring at the Chamber’s Annual Community Awards Gala on January 18.