Trapper Beck

Position: Physical Education Teacher

School: Kaiser Elementary School

School District: Oklahoma City Public Schools

City, State: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

About the LifeChanger: “In the class, Trapper is always motivating the kids,” says fifth-grade teacher Melody Kuehn, “he is up and doing the activities with them, not sitting on the sidelines. I’ve never heard him put a child down. I’ve never met a student at Kaiser that doesn’t want to go to PE class.”

Everyone at Kaiser calls Trapper Beck “coach” — including the teachers, for whom he has started and still leads an after-school exercise class. He himself is modest. He’d rather keep the focus on the kids and the school.