4. How is teacher leadership vital to 50 Million Strong success?
“If You Build It They Will Come”
Lori Dunn is the PreK-12 Physical Education and Health Literacy Program Manager for Seattle Public Schools since 2007. In this position, Lori is responsible for providing curriculum, supervision, mentoring, and assessment providing professionals services related to teaching and teacher education in physical education, health literacy and grant writing in a district of over 54,000 students and supporting over 160 plus physical education specialists in the system.
400,000 Strong – Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Jayne Greenberg is the District Director for Physical Education and Health Literacy in Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the fourth largest school district in the U.S. Jayne has also been a member of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition for the past 5-½ years and after working for many years as an international consultant, is now holding the position as the North America Chair for the International Sport and Culture Association, headquartered in Copenhagen. As an advanced scuba diver for 20 years, Jayne is known for bringing her dive gear whenever her travels takes her to warm weather destinations.
“National Board Certification: Road to 50 Million Strong”
Tracy Krause is a National Board Certified physical education teacher at Tahoma High School in Maple Valley, WA. He is a co-founder of the Outdoor Academy program, an integrated physical education, environmental science, and language arts course. Tracy is Past-President of SHAPE WA and has been involved in several SHAPE America committees.
“Fostering Teacher Leaders: The Sleeping Army!”
Judy LoBianco is a K-12 Supervisor of Health, PE and Nursing in South Orange-Maplewood Schools in NJ. She currently sits on the SHAPE America Board of Directors and has won two Carol White PEP grants for her school district.
“Better Together – Exploring Teacher Leadership and 50MS! ”
Jaimie McMullen is an Assistant Professor, Sport Pedagogy – School of Sport & Exercise Sciences University of Northern Colorado. Jaimie has focused her publications, presentations, and grants on examining ways to create healthy and physically active school environments.
“50 Million Strong “Best Practices in Action”
Mario Reyna serves as the Health and Physical Education Coordinator for the McAllen ISD in deep South Texas. In 2010, he served as the Texas HPERD President. Mario was the 2014 Texas HPERD K-12 Administrator of the Year and the 2015 SHAPE America Channing Mann Outstanding Physical Education Administrator of the Year. In 2016, Mario received the SHAPE America Hall of Fame Award. @MrLetsMove
“How to Create a Healthier School Community”
Kathy Wrenn is the Wellness Coordinator for Collegiate School in Richmond, Va. In addition to spearheading the school’s wellness initiative, she has taught Middle School physical education and health classes and coached volleyball for more than 17 years. Kathy has a passion for wellness and making a difference in the people’s lives. She currently assists the Virginia Association of Independent School (VAIS) in organizing the annual VAIS Health and Wellness Summit and is chair for the SHAPE America Employee Task Force.
5. How can we embrace diversity and succeed with 50 Million Strong?
“Supporting Immigrant and Refugee Youth: 2029?”
Brian Culp is an Associate Professor at Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education. Brian researches barriers to participating physical activity for underrepresented and historically marginalized groups. The recipient of numerous awards Brian works with youth from disadvantaged backgrounds in initiative to engage communities with this background.
“50 Million Strong is for EVERYONE!”
Michelle Grenier is an Associate Professor-Option Coordinator (Health and Physical Education) in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of New Hampshire. She has presented her research on inclusion and best practices at the state, national and international levels and acts as a consultant to schools throughout the country.
“Enhancing student engagement and avoiding marginalization in physical and health education teaching
“Limiting Effects of Stereotype Threat on Your PE Class”
John Strong is an Assistant Professor in the Science, Health, and Mathematics Division at Niagara County Community College, in Sanborn, NY. He currently chairs the SHAPE America Special Interest Group on Diversity and Inclusiveness and has served on the Awards Committee and the Task Force to create the NASPE Code of Ethics for P-12 Physical Education Teachers.
6. How can we measure and assess 50 Million Strong?
“Tracking Progress Toward 50 Million Strong by 2029”
Dolly Lambdin is the 2014-15 SHAPE America President. Dolly also served as the NASPE President 2004-05. Dolly is the recipient of numerous awards, has served in many leadership roles, and is a prolific author and presenter. Dolly is Professor Emeritus from the University of Texas, Austin TX.
“50 Million Strong - Measuring UP! - Elementary”
Kristi Mally is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Education and Sport Science Winona State University – College of Education, Winona, MN. Kristi has worked closely with physical education teachers and state agencies around the topics of standards-based curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
“50 Million Strong - Measuring UP! - Middle School”
Tammy Brant is currently teaching middle school (6-8) physical education at Selma Middle School in Indiana. She is the 2011 National Middle School Physical Education Teacher of the Year, and has been traveling the country doing numerous presentations. Tammy has been awarded over $785,000 in grants over the last 10 years. She has been on numerous committees for the national, district, and state associations.
“50 Million Strong - Measuring UP! - High School”
Judy Rink served as the chairperson of the first edition of the national content standards for physical education, PE-Metrics committee and director of the SC Physical Education Assessment Program. Judy is the recipient of numerous awards, is a prolific author and Distinguished Professor Emeritus from the University of South Carolina.
7. Challenges facing 50 Million Strong?
“50 Million Strong: Advancing the Physical Education Profession”
Bruce Pietz is the Director of Physical Education at the University of Mount Union. He is responsible for all facets of the physical education teacher education program including preparing/submitting the SHAPE/CAEP national recognition report. Bruce has served on several committees for OAHPERD and SHAPE America including the 2017 SHAPE America PETE Standards revision task force, SHAPE/CAEP Auditor, SHAPE/CAEP Lead Reviewer, OAHPERD Memorial Scholarship Committee Chair, and OAHPERD PE Division Chair. Bruce is an active participant and presenter at both the state and national levels. His research agenda has focused on PE teacher effectiveness and assessment/grading in physical education.
8. Opportunities offered by 50 Million Strong?
Hans van der Mars
“Why 50MS? . . . Getting on the Bus to Legitimacy and Credibility”
Hans van der Mars is a Professor in Sport Pedagogy and Physical Education Teacher Education. He serves as Program Coordinator of the PETE program at Arizona State University. Hans is a prolific author and presenter and currently serves on the SHAPE America Board of Directors.