Ali Brian, Ph.D., CAPE, is an associate professor in the Department of Physical Education at the University of South Carolina and is the director of the Adapted Physical Education/Activity program and research lab. She has delivered 150+ presentations, authored 60+ peer-reviewed manuscripts and a new text, Universal Design for Learning in Physical Education.
Alisa James (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a professor in physical education and former program coordinator in the Physical Education Teacher Education program at The College at Brockport, State University of New York. She is also the Associate Dean of the School of Education, Health and Human Services at The College at Brockport, State University of New York.
Amanda Amtmanis is a physical education teacher at Macdonough Elementary School and Spencer Elementary School in Middletown, CT. In 2019, she was a pilot school coordinator for SHAPE America’s new health. moves. minds.™ service-learning program. Follow her on Twitter @AmandaAmtmanis.
Brenna Cosgrove is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Kinesiology at Auburn University, studying physical education. She earned her B.S. in health and physical education from Edinboro University, taught physical education in a middle school, and completed her M.S. in exercise physiology at James Madison University. Brenna can be contacted at email@example.com.
Brian Culp is a professor at Kennesaw State University who teaches courses in PETE. He has been a recipient of several awards from SHAPE America for his scholarship and program work on issues related to diversity and inclusion. Brian has held licenses as a K-12 physical educator in Georgia and Indiana. For more information visit www.culturenmotion.com.
Briana Fuller is a health and physical education teacher at Harrison Elementary School in Green River, WY, as well as the assistant soccer coach at Green River High School. She has been teaching for nine years and is on the board of Wyoming AHPERD. She loves spending time with her family and all things soccer. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow @BriBribug8.
Buffie McConville is principal of Odessa Upper Elementary School in Odessa, MO. She has more than 20 years of experience in the field of education and has worked as a social worker, counselor, assistant principal, and principal. She currently teaches adjunct classes at University of Central Missouri as well. She and her husband, Brent, have two children, Ellie and Ben.
Cara D. Grant, Ed.D., C.A.P.E., is supervisor of PreK-12 Adapted Physical Education, Health, and Physical Education in the Office of Curriculum and Instructional Programs for Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland. She can be reached at Cara_D_Grant@mcpsmd.org.
Carly Wright is Director of Public Policy and Advocacy at SHAPE America.
Casey Nadeau is a physical education teacher for Chicopee Public Schools in Massachusetts, and one of the original 10 recipients of the SHAPE America Impact Schools Grant.
Cate Egan is an assistant professor and physical education teacher education program coordinator at the University of Idaho. Her research focuses on comprehensive school physical activity programs and the promotion of healthy active lifestyles. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Catherine Cardina (firstname.lastname@example.org) is an associate professor in the Department of Health, Nutrition, and Dietetics at Buffalo State, State University of New York. She is a New York State certified teacher in physical education and health education. Her area of expertise is in professional development.
Chad Dauphin is a health educator at Adlai E. Stevenson High School, where he served as associate athletic director from 2006-2017. He has presented at several state and national conferences on the topics of health education and athletics and served on the SHAPE America Health Education Council. Chad is currently chair of the #SHAPEHealthEd Twitter Chat task force. He can be reached at email@example.com
Charity Bryan is director of Technology Enhanced Learning and clinical associate professor of Health Promotion and Physical Education at Kennesaw State University. She is known for her expertise in both children’s physical activity and online learning using new and blended learning models. Charity is an active scholar in the areas of physical education pedagogy as well as distance learning and has published 21 national peer-reviewed manuscripts.
For 13 years, Christine Botti has been teaching health and physical education at Friends Academy in Locust Valley, NY. She is co-coordinator of the health education curriculum and has taught both health and physical education in the Lower, Middle and Upper School. She also coaches field hockey, softball and cheerleading. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Chuck Corbin is professor emeritus at Arizona State University. He started his career as an elementary physical educator and has taught physical education at the college level for 50+ years. He is the senior author of Fitness for Life, a fitness education program for K-12. He is a SHAPE America Scholar and Gulick Award recipient. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Collin Webster, Ph.D., is a professor of physical education and associate dean for research and innovation in the College of Education at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. His research focuses on comprehensive school physical activity programs with emphasis on classroom movement integration. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Courtney Novak received her B.S. in psychology from Ursinus College and her M.S. in sport and exercise psychology from Long Beach State University, where she worked as a sport psychology consultant for high school and college level teams. While enrolled, Courtney was a varsity high school lacrosse coach who utilized her sport psychology knowledge to develop mental toughness in her athletes.
Dan DeJager is a university lecturer, curriculum writer and teacher in Sacramento, CA. He has taught diverse groups of students in a variety of settings. In 2019, he was named SHAPE America National High School Physical Education Teacher of the Year. He can be contacted through Twitter @thepechallenge or by email at email@example.com.
Daniel Hill is a National Board Certified Teacher, 2019 KAHPERD (now KY-SHAPE) President, OPEN National Trainer and the 2014 Kentucky Elementary PE Teacher of the Year. He received his bachelor’s degree at Eastern Kentucky University and his master’s degree from the University of Kentucky. Daniel describes his physical education classes as an active experience in health. Follow him on Twitter @superdanpe.
Darla Castelli is a professor in the Physical Education Teacher Education and Health Behavior Health Education programs at the University of Texas, Austin. She is a former Research Council Chair and current chair of the RQES Editorial Board.
A former member of the SHAPE America Board of Directors, Dennis Docheff has been an elementary classroom teacher, taught numerous subjects in middle school and high school, and taught physical education at five universities. He received SHAPE America’s Joy of Effort Award and the University of Central Missouri’s Byler Distinguished Faculty Award in 2018.
Dillon Landi is an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Towson University in Maryland, where he specializes in research on health, physical activity, and education. Dillon was previously a faculty member at The University of Auckland (New Zealand). Prior to entering academia, Dillon was a health and physical education teacher and school district administrator in New Jersey. He can be reached via email or on Twitter @DillonLandi.
Donn Tobin is the 2019 SHAPE America National Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year. He is entering his 23rd year as a K-5 physical education teacher at Lakeview Elementary School in Mahopac, NY. Donn also serves as an adjunct professor at Manhattanville College and will begin serving on the NYS AHPERD Board of Directors. You can follow him on Twitter @donntobin.
Erika Mundt has taught physical education at Iowa City West High School for eight years. Her specialty is incorporating fitness skills into PE courses, specifically strength training. Erika is an assistant basketball coach and enjoys being active with her young sons. In 2018 she was named SHAPE America National High School Physical Education Teacher of the Year. You can follow her on Twitter @MundtPE and find additional resources on her website.
Graeme J. Connolly is an associate professor and graduate program director in the Department of Kinesiology at Augusta University, Augusta, GA. He has been involved in coaching youth soccer for more than 20 years and is an active scholar in the area of sports coaching pedagogy, particularly in youth and high school contexts (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Hans van der Mars is a professor in physical education and program coordinator in the Physical Education Teacher Education program at Arizona State University. He is a former SHAPE America Board of Directors member, Research Council Chair, and RQES Editorial Board member.
Jackie Conkle is the editor of Physical Best and a health education teacher at Peters Township Middle School in McMurray, PA. She also serves as the health & physical education facilitator for the K-8 staff and is a longtime member of both SHAPE America and PSAHPERD. Helping young people develop a love of movement and make healthy personal choices are her highest professional goals. She can be reached at email@example.com.
SHAPE America President Jamie Sparks is the National School Health Program Manager for ETR. A member of SHAPE America since 1999, he was elected member-at-large for the Southern District Leadership Council in 2017. Nationally he also served on the board of directors with the American School Health Association and has been a member of The Society of State Leaders for Health and Physical Education. Jamie is currently executive director of the Kentucky Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. @JamieSparksCSH
Jaimie McMullen is an associate professor of physical education and physical activity leadership at the University of Northern Colorado. Jaimie has held many leadership positions within the health and physical education profession and is well traveled. If she is not at the university, she can most likely be found in the mountains. Reach her at Jaimie.McMullen@unco.edu or on Twitter @DrJMcM.
Jayne D. Greenberg, Ed.D., is presently a program manager for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services overseeing the I Can Do It! program. Previously, she served as the district director of physical education and health literacy for Miami-Dade County Public Schools. In 2019, she co-authored the textbook Organization and Administration of Physical Education: Theory and Practice and was inducted into the SHAPE America Hall of Fame.
Dr. Danielsen is superintendent of the Watertown School District in Watertown, SD. He is in his 15th year as a school superintendent. Danielsen is also an adjunct professor in educational administration at the University of Sioux Falls. He can be reached at Jeff.Danielsen@k12.sd.us or on Twitter @drdsupt.
Jessica Richards is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Kinesiology at Auburn University. She earned her B.S. in physical education and her M.S. in sport and fitness management from Troy University. At Auburn, Jessica is concentrating her doctoral studies in physical education. Jessica can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
John Strong is the chair of SHAPE America’s Equity, Diversity & Inclusion task force and an associate professor at Niagara County Community College. He has been teaching in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Department for 13 years. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Judy Beard, Ph.D., taught in the public school system (grades 6-12) for 13 years and has been with Central Washington University for four years. She is currently president of SHAPE Washington. She enjoys researching successful teaching strategies, kinesthetic classrooms, avoiding stress in the classroom, and mindfulness. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
President of SHAPE America from 2018-2019.
Junghwan Oh is a post-doctoral research associate in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research focuses on curriculum and education policy, specifically systemic school reform, effective curricular/instructional strategies, and the promotion of quality school-based physical education. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Kate Holmes, MPH, is the program manager for Springboard to Active Schools at the National Network of Public Health Institutes. She has been working on increasing physical activity and physical education in schools at the state and national level since 2014. Learn more about Springboard to Active Schools at www.schoolspringboard.org or on Twitter @Springboard2AS. Kate can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kate Cox is a National Board Certified physical educator who is passionate about physical literacy and high-quality professional development. Kate is the 2017 CAHPERD Middle School Teacher of the Year and a 2018 SHAPE America District Teacher of the Year. Kate is an instructional coach for H-PEC and has been teaching 4th-8th grade physical education for 18 years. Follow her on Twitter @katecoxpe.
Kelly M. Boyd is an associate professor at East Stroudsburg University and chair of the SHAPE America Health Education Teacher Preparation Standards Task Force. She co-parented the 2018 National Standards for Initial Health Education Teacher Education with Irene Cucina, Mary C. Connolly, Joe Halowich, Sarah Benes, Shelley Hamill, and Brett Fuller. Kelly is also the co-author with Irene Cucina of Guidelines for the 2018 Initial Health Education Teacher Education Standards.
Keri Schoeff currently serves as the Safe, Healthy & Active Students Specialist for the Arizona Department of Education where she provides leadership and professional development on all components of Title IV-A programming, specifically ensuring that every student is provided with a safe, healthy, active, and supportive learning environment.
Kim C. Graber is a professor and associate head in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she also serves as director of the Campus Honors Program. Her research interests include teacher education, teacher socialization, and children’s wellness. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Kris Fritz is a Sheboygan, WI School District retired South High HPE professional currently facilitating a Pre-K (ages 3-5) PE program at the Early Learning Center. She is an active member of SHAPE America and WHPE (Wisconsin Health and Physical Education) and is past president of SHAPE America Midwest District. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kristi Bieri is a physical education teacher at Odessa Upper Elementary School in Odessa, MO, and the Missouri AHPERD Special Projects Coordinator.
Kyle Bragg is a National Board Certified Teacher, as well as the 2018 Arizona Elementary PE Teacher of the Year. He received his bachelor’s degree at Illinois State University and his master’s degree from Nova Southeastern University. Kyle utilizes technology to create developmentally appropriate lessons, which allow students to experience success and improve their physical literacy. Follow him on Twitter @ElemPE1.
Since 2014, Larenda Denien has served as the principal of Idlewild Elementary School, a Title I, partial Magnet School in Charlotte, North Carolina. She has 17 years of experience as an educator, 11 of which have been in educational leadership. She can be reached via email at Larenda.Denien@cms.k12.nc.us. Follow on Twitter @PrincipalDenien and @IdlewildES.
Lauren J. Lieberman, Ph.D., is a distinguished service professor in the Kinesiology Department of The College at Brockport, State University of New York (SUNY). She is the founder and director of Camp Abilities: An educational sports camp for children with visual impairments. Camp Abilities has been replicated in 20 states and eight countries. She has published over 130 peer-reviewed articles and 18 books. Most recently she has been awarded a Global Fulbright Scholarship to promote Camp Abilities worldwide.
Leah Swedberg is a health and physical education teacher at West Fargo High School in North Dakota. She has taught for 11 years at the secondary level and was named the 2019 Central District Health Education Teacher of the Year. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Leilani Madrigal, Ph.D., CMPC, is an assistant professor in the Kinesiology Department at Long Beach State University. She has published both qualitative and quantitative research concerning mental toughness and factors associated with psychology of injury. She can be reached at Leilani.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lisa Paulson (Rahkola) is an instructor in the Physical Education Teacher Education Program at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Prior to working in higher education, she taught elementary physical education in Hutchinson, MN. Lisa serves on the MNSHAPE Board of Directors. Contact her on Twitter @pauls640 or via email at email@example.com.
Lori Gano-Overway is an associate professor and coaching program coordinator at Bridgewater College. She has been involved in coaching education for more than 20 years and chaired SHAPE America’s National Standards for Sport Coaches Revision Task Force which revised the National Standards for Sport Coaches.
Lynn Pantuosco-Hensch, DPE, is an associate professor in the Movement Science Department at Westfield State University. She is an active member of SHAPE America and MAHPERD, as well as a licensed soccer coach with the United Soccer Coaches Association. Her current research is on long-term athletic development, youth sport specialization, and active classrooms. Lynn can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or https://www.lynnpantuosco-hensch.com. (She thanks Paula Leahy Welch for the editorial support.)
Madison Hunt earned her M.S. in sport and exercise psychology from Long Beach State University. While there, she was a research assistant for a study on mental toughness. She has consulting experience at the high school, club, and collegiate levels, where she introduced mental skills to aid performance and well-being. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Michael J. Messerole, Ph.D., is an associate professor and the assistant director of the School of Health and Kinesiology at the University of Nebraska Omaha. He has been a physical educator for 32 years. Michael regularly presents nationally on topics related to adaptive sports and is active in his community, serving on boards, as well as officiating and coaching sports for people with intellectual and/or physical disabilities.
Michelle Huff is a health and physical educator at Maxson Middle School in Plainfield, NJ, as well as the varsity softball coach at Plainfield High School. A passionate HPE advocate, Huff is on the State Standards Review Team for Health and Physical Education and is an active member of NJAHPERD and SHAPE America. Follow her on Twitter @mshuff_maxsonpe.
Michelle Grenier is an associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of New Hampshire. Michelle has worked as a consultant to schools and universities on inclusive practices both within the U.S. and abroad. She is a co-author of the book Universal Design for Learning in Physical Education. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nicole Beard has taught health education in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, for the past 17 years. Her experience includes teaching at both the middle school and high school levels. She received the Maryland Health Education Teacher of the Year award in 2016 and was named SHAPE America Eastern District Health Education Teacher of the Year in 2019. She can be reached at email@example.com or @MrsBeardhealth.
Peter J. Stapleton, Ph.D., currently serves as an assistant professor of physical education and chair of the Department of Professional Education Programs for The Sage Colleges (Albany & Troy, NY). His research interests involve investigating the socialization of students into the profession particularly into Doctoral Physical Education Teacher Education. He also serves the Capital Zone of NYSAHPERD as the Higher Education representative. Follow him on Twitter @P_Stapleton1.
Rahael Javaid is a student at Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville, IL. She is her class representative and a strong activist for Neuqua’s mental health club, YouMatter, which strives to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health through education. She believes that through deep, educational conversations the stigma that is often associated with mental health will disappear.
Resa Chandler, Ph.D. is currently an assistant professor teaching exercise physiology, health, and principles of weight training in the Health and Physical Education program at Western Carolina University. Her most recent interests include researching the effects of high-intensity interval training in children in a school setting as well as various topics in muscle physiology. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Risto Marttinen, Ed.D., is an assistant professor of pedagogy at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. His research focuses on after-school PA programs in urban intensive communities, integration of technology and academic subjects into PE, and research on teaching in PE. Follow him on Twitter @RistoMarttinen or reach him through email at email@example.com.
Sabra Collins taught physical education at Caesar Rodney High School for over nine years before moving to the Delaware Department of Education, where she is the education associate for Physical Education, Health and Wellness. Sabra was a field hockey coach for 10 seasons, was named SHAPE America Eastern District High School Physical Education Teacher of the Year in 2018 and Caesar Rodney School District Teacher of the Year in 2019. She enjoys being outside and playing with her kids.
Scott Todnem has been teaching health education since 2001 in Naperville, IL. In 2019, he was named SHAPE America National Health Education Teacher of the Year. Scott has been on social diversity teams, led educational trips, and served as team-building coordinator and strength and conditioning coach. He is the author of “Growing Up Great!”— a puberty book for boys.
Shelley L. Holden is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Sport at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL.
Shrehan Lynch completed her Ph.D. at the University of Alabama and is now a senior lecturer at the University of East London, England. She trains teachers on all teacher training routes including PGCE, School Direct, and Apprenticeship programmes. Her specialisms are research on physical education, teacher education, and social justice. She can be contacted on Twitter @DrLynchPE or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stephanie Morris is a passionate advocate for effective PE and skills-based health programs in schools. She is the CEO at SHAPE America and is also a mom to three kids, an enthusiastic runner and weight lifter, and a consummate chef. Her preferred pronouns are She/Her/Hers. Follow Stephanie on Twitter @SHAPEAmericaCEO or reach her at email@example.com.
Susan J. Tarr, Ph.D., is an associate professor and coordinator of the Developmental Adapted Physical Education Program in the Human Performance Department at Minnesota State University, Mankato. She has trained adapted physical education teacher candidates for the past 26 years. Sue presents at the local, state, regional and national levels on adapted physical education, as well as standards-based assessment and grading in physical education. @suetarr
Susan Leonard achieved National Board Certification in 2013 and is currently an Arizona NBCT Network Board Member. In 2012 she was chosen as Arizona’s Middle School Physical Education Teacher of the Year and in 2014-15 she served as president of Arizona Health and Physical Education. Susan is best known for her child advocacy work, which included serving on the SHAPE America taskforce that modified the SHAPE America National Standards into kid-friendly language.
Teresa Gendron has been a physical education teacher for 28 years in New York’s Cohoes City School District. She served as the president of the Capital Zone for NYS AHPERD from 2017-2019 and is currently president-elect for the organization’s Elementary Physical Education Section. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and on Twitter @TerryGendron.
Timothy M. Baghurst is an associate professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK, where he serves as the director of Sports & Coaching Science.
Todd Crumbacker is a physical education teacher at Overdale Elementary School in Bullitt County, KY. He is also a member of the KAHPERD Board of Directors. His school completed the health. moves. minds. program in September 2019. He can be reached through email at email@example.com or on Twitter @tc4pe.
Wyatt Morse has taught K-6 physical education at Archbishop Bergan Elementary School in Fremont, NE, for eight years. He is a former president of SHAPE Nebraska and currently serves as executive director of that organization. In addition to teaching, he is the head cross country coach and assistant boys golf coach.
Yasmeen Taji-Farouki is senior manager of Community Initiatives and Social Impact at SHAPE America. She is also the program lead for SHAPE America’s health. moves. minds. program, the new service-learning program that raises funds for schools and teaches students how to thrive physically and emotionally! She can be reached at YTaji-Farouki@shapeamerica.org.
Zack Beddoes is an assistant professor in the department of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Wisconsin La-Crosse where he also serves as the PETE graduate director. His research interests include continuing professional development, teacher socialization, and school-wide health and physical activity. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.