We are excited to introduce our 2016 National PE & School Sport Institute Fellows! Five Fellows have been chosen to represent the NCCHW at the National PE & School Sort Institute. Among their time at the National PE & School Sport Institute these outstanding NC physical educators will learn, facilitate and help teach social media practices throughout their institute experience. Upon leaving this institute our fellows will come away with training to incorporate social media in their school's physical education programs!
Now meet the NC Center for Health and Wellness 2016 PE & School Sport Institute Fellows:
Meet NCCHW Fellow Brian Smith! He writes: "I was born in Washington, DC to a family of educators and grew-up in a small town called Harmony in North Carolina. There I soon realized the long-term impact teaching can have by the respect and admiration my two retired aunts received from their former students. My Great-Grandfather was the first African-American principal in our little country town; so you could say being a teacher was always in my blood! After graduating from Winston-Salem State University, I was hired as a Physical Educator at Hanes Magnet School. I believe I make a difference in my students' lives during Physical Education classes and afterschool through coaching boys and girls volleyball, basketball, track and tennis."
Meet NCCHW Fellow Lindsay Huntsinger! "Lindsay is an Asheville, NC native and currently teaches physical education at Hendersonville High School. She graduated from Lees-McRae College in 2012 and is about to complete her Masters in Health Education and Promotion from East Carolina University. She will begin her fifth year at H HS this fall where she also coaches volleyball and softball as well!"
Meet NCCHW Fellow Tyler Gibson! "My name is Tyler Gibson and I live in Matthews, North Carolina. I have been teaching Health and PE at Independence High School in Charlotte since August 2012. During this time, I developed a passion for living a healthy lifestyle and educating others on the importance of fitness and health. I am thrilled to be a Fellow and have an opportunity to take my teaching to the next level by attending the National PE & School Sport Institute. Thank you for the opportunity and I look forward to working with you this year!"
Meet NCCHW Fellow Beverly Danielson: "Hello! My name is Beverly Danielson and I teach in Henderson County. I love teaching physical education and being a cheerleader for each and every child as they accomplish their goals in my class. This is done by providing my students with a variety of activities to broaden students’ skills in activities that they can carry with them the rest of their lives."