Bradford Woods Employee Receives Educator of the Year Award

(BLOOMINGTON) – Chad Simmons, assistant director for retreats and special events at Bradford Woods, has been named Recreation/Leisure Educator of the Year by the Indiana Society for Health and Physical Educators.

Chad Simmons
Chad Simmons. Photo courtesy of Bradford Woods

The award recognizes the work of an individual who exhibits outstanding and creative leadership in the recreation profession or as an innovative leisure educator at the college/university level.

Simmons was nominated by a former professor and was selected from all the nominations received within the state of Indiana. He is also in the running for the Midwest District Recreation Professional/Leisure Educator Award.

In his role at Bradford Woods, Simmons coordinates about 200 events each year, while also facilitating outdoor education and adventure therapy programs. He is pursuing a Ph.D. in leisure behavior from the School of Public Health-Bloomington and sits on the Board of Directors for Recreation Therapists of Indiana.