Toano Middle School teacher Ronald Trainum was named the 2015 Middle School Physical Education Teacher of the Year by the Virginia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
Trainum has been a teacher with W-JCC Schools for more than 20 years and teaches health and physical education.
He competed against teachers from 13 states to earn the Southern District Middle School HPE Teacher of the Year title and has advanced to the national level, where he's up against three other teachers for an award.
The state group is a professional association of educators advocating for quality programs in health, physical education, recreation, dance and sports, according to its website.
Trainum was recognized for his achievement at the Jan. 19 Williamsburg-James City County School Board meeting.
The Society for Health and Physical Educators is having their convention at the Williamsburg Lodge Wednesday through Saturday, and will present Trainum with his award at noon on Saturday.