Kids amass 1,500 miles under teacher’s guidance
Summit School of Ahwatukee’s before-school
running club is at no lack of inspired leadership, it
seems. The club is guided by Kathy Dean, a physical
education teacher who has received recognition for
her achievement in helping improve school wellness
by serving as a Fuel Up and Play 60 program adviser.
The program is sponsored by the National Dairy
Council and the National Football League, in
collaboration with the U.S. Department of
In 2010-11, 90 students ran or walked more than
1,500 miles, 10 of them completing the equivalent of
a full marathon.
The kids put Summit among the top 35 schools in
the U.S. in the Let’s Move in School program, developed
by First Lady Michelle Obama.