Kathleen Faye Engle

Physical Education, Grades 6-8, Newcastle Middle School, Newcastle, Wyoming

Total years as a classroom teacher: 26


In Progress Chadron State College Ed.D.
2000 Chadron State College Administrative Certification
1994 Black Hills State University M.S., Education
1980 Black Hills State College B.S., Education

Teaching Experience

1985-present Grades 6-8, Physical Education, Newcastle Middle School, Newcastle, Wyoming
1980-1984 Grades K-8, Physical Education, Conestoga, Eastside, and Little Powder Public Schools, Wyoming

Special Recognition

2000 Excellence in Education Alumni Award, Black Hills State University
2000 Excellence in Education Award, Significant Contribution, Weston County School District #1
1999 Christa McAuliffe Fellowship, U.S. Dept. of Education
1999 Team Nutrition Grant, Wyoming Dept. of Education
1997 Milken National Educator Award
1997 USWEST Teachers and Technology Award, USWEST
1995 Disney Award Honoree
1995 Central District Teacher of the Year, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
1995 Good Apple Award, Weston County School District #1
1994 State Teacher of the Year Award
1994 Governor’s Youth Fitness Award, Wyoming Dept. of Education


  • Kathleen views teaching as a noble profession, focused on our
    future. She personalizes learning for students by recognizing their
    individual needs and responding to them.
  • In her classroom, students set daily personal fitness objectives.
    Character counts as students learn self control, good decision making,
    and responsibility for their actions.

“I confidently believe that I can, on behalf of every student who
went through middle school physical education in Newcastle, thank Mrs.
Engle for making a positive difference in our lives…I believe that we
pattern our lives after those we respect most, and I am extremely
privileged to have had in Mrs. Engle such a great role model.”

Lenora Sundstrom, Former Student

“During our association, I have found that Kathleen demonstrates an
unequaled zest for the field of physical education and its promotion,
not only in the classroom and the district, but the entire community.”

Diana L. McCormack, Colleague