Summer Highlights from the President
After convention at the end of June, President-elect, Ben Robison and Co-ED, Jan Grenko traveled to LDC in North Carolina for a few days of leadership meetings with other President-Elects and ED's from around the country.
Then July came along and President Jennifer, President-Elect Ben and Co-Ed's Jan and Jen traveled to Steamboat Springs, Colorado for the annual Central District Shearer Leadership Summit. We came back from the summit with LOTS of actions plans for the coming year.
Here are a few of our goals:
1) Create an Ad Hoc committee to pursue moving forward to get the National Standards adopted in the state of Iowa.
2) Create membership incentives for our members
3) IAHPERD will send a letter to the school district principals thanking them for allowing their Physical Education/Health teacher to attend convention.
4) Attend the SAI and State school board conferences with an IAHPERD booth.
5) IAHPERD will identify state coordinators for LMAS. Requesting 1 or 2 people to fill this position.
Over this past year I have really enjoyed my time serving as president of IOWA AHPERD. It's been an honor and a privilege to serve our state at the local convention, central district convention and national SHAPE America convention. Please feel free to contact me ANYTIME about anything as I would love to hear from you. My term officially ends October 31, 2015.
NEW IOWA AHPERD BOARD
IOWA AHPERD Committee opportunties
Convention - Jan Grenko Lehman
Membership - Jessy Bibler
Joint Projects - Margaret Beuter
Awards/Recognition - Jen Neubauer
Grants - Tom Spalla
Higher Education/Future Professionals - Bob Nutgrass and Trey Leech
Retirees - Jim Patterson
Structure/Function - Past Presidents
Finance - Jennifer Schnell
Web Master - Betsy Luck
Journal - Tim O'Hagan
Public Relations - Mary O'Connor
Nominating Committee - Tim Lane
National Initiatives - TBA ( Joe Burch, Sarah Murphy, Megan Hansen or Mary O'Connor)
Advocacy - Abby Goodlaxson
Central District SUMMIT
Being a apart of IOWA AHEPRD has lead to some amazing friendships with educators from the 9 different states that are represented in our central district.
IOWA Summit Team
Ben Robison, Jan Grenko, Jen Schnell
Kari Bullis, Jennifer Peterson
The entire SUMMIT group
All of these wonderful people represent 9 different states in Central District SHAPE America. Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Wyoming, Colorado
Central District SUMMIT
Jodi Larson - IAHPERD 2016 President - Elect
Jodi Larson has been teaching for the past 20 years. She began her career at Martensdale St. Mary’s as a special education teacher and head volleyball coach. She has spent the past 15 years at AnkenyCommunity Schools. Jodi has taught the last 9 years as a physical education teacher. She currently is a high school physical education and health teacher at Ankeny Centennial High School and prior to that was a middle school health and physical education teacher at Northview Middle School. While at Northview Middle School her PE program was 1 of 4 schools in Iowa to be named a PE4life Model School. In 2011 she was
named Iowa Middle School physical education teacher of the year. In Ankeny she has served as a content facilitator for the 612 physical education staff for several years as well as serving on her building’s instructional leadership team. She has served as a mentor for numerous years to new teachers coming into Ankeny. Jodi has been an active member of IAHPERD serving as VP of Health and presenting at numerous IAHPERD conferences.
The Iowa Department of Education’s Team Nutrition Program is partnering with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation to hold workshops led by registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs). The two-hour workshops held across the state will provide training for elementary teachers and staff to support a school wellness environment through nutrition education and physical activity.
Spots are still available! Contact Carrie Scheidel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-281-4758 for more information.
FREE Let's Move! Active Schools PAL Training Workshop
Saturday, Sep. 26th, 8am-4pm
2107 Hill Ave
Spirit Lake, IA
Who Should Attend:
Central District physical educators and/or school physical activity CHAMPIONS (coordinated school health team)
Click on the link below to find out more detailed information and to register
CONVENTION 2016 -- SIMPSON COLLEGE
Tuesday, June 21st 2016 at 8am to Wednesday, June 22nd 2016 at 3pm
701 North C Street, Indianola, Iowa 50125
SOCIAL MEDIA BUZZ
Already this year I have used 2 activities that I found on twitter and I signed up for the #physed summit - elementary edition - online. See the link below.
VOXER is another awesome way to communicate too!
SHAPE America -- Heads up -- the National convention will be in Minnieapolis, Minnesota April 5 - 9, 2016. This is a fabulous opportunity for you to attend the NATIONAL convention so close to home. It won't be this close to Iowa for several more years.