Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Adaptive PE teacher inspires athlete

Everywhere Debi Anderson goes, she inspires and amazes. Her most recent show of talent and confidence was on "Skating with the Stars" on ABC. While doing a promo for Special Olympics, she was offered the opportunity to skate with one of the semi-finalists, John Moseley, in a show that aired a couple weeks ago.

She also recently competed in the Special Olympics Fall Games and won a gold medal in bowling. While there, Bill Shumard, CEO president of Special Olympics in Southern California, asked her if she would serve on the board of directors as an athlete representative. ... Soon, she started working at George Key School as an aide, and she got more involved with softball. She went to her first summer games in 2004, where she did track and field. She came away with three gold medals and a bronze. Through the encouragement and direction of George Key's Adaptive PE teacher Windy McGinnis, Anderson got into rhythmic gymnastics, using balls, hoops and ropes.

Continue reading: ON CAMPUS: District grad inspiring others

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