Jordan Manley, a wellness teacher at STEAM Academy in Lexington (Fayette County Public Schools), has been named SHAPE America’s Southern District 2023 High School Physical Education Teacher of the Year.

Manley started teaching at STEAM in 2015 and also serves as elective department chair and intramurals director at the school. He previously earned SHAPE America’s Kentucky High School P.E. Teacher of the Year award in 2021, which made him eligible for the regional award this year.

Manley is among five finalists for the national award, which will be announced March 31 during the SHAPE American national convention in Seattle.