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Scaling the Summit-- Radio Gold

By Health & Physical Literacy Summit
Join us for candid conversations with movers and shakers within the physical and health literacy fields as we head into the Health and Physical Literacy Summit 2022.

Show hosts, Charity Bryan and Sandra Sims, invite you to their weekly master class where they discuss current and relevant issues related to health and physical education while making time for reflection and celebration with those that have been integral to the profession.

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S2, E27: Adam Mullis
Meet Adam Mullis: Ph.D. Candidate: Health Education and Promotion:  Master of Science in Education: Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction: May 2017 Walden University Bachelor of Science in Physical Education: Minor in Health May 2015 Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC Currently teaching at Griffin Middle School 6th-8th Health and Physical Education Teacher  Taught and coached at Crayton Middle School: 6th-8th Health and Physical Education Teacher  South Carolina Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance President Elect, President and Past President (2015-2020) Numerous presentations for groups in South Carolina, SCAHPERD, SHAPE America & Human Kinetics Serving as the NAHPL Southern Tier Health Promotion Program Council MAL Healthier Generations National Award Winner- Silver (2018-2020), Bronze (2016-2018),     Bronze (2015-2016) Winthrop Young Alumni Award (2019) Crayton Middle School Teacher of the Year (2018 -2019) Crayton Middle School Above the Call of Duty Award (2018 -2019) South Carolina Association for Physical Educators- Presidents Award Winner (2016) Most Outstanding Major- Winthrop University (2015) Physical Education Major of the year (2015) Physical Education Major of the year (2014) Eagle Scout (2011) Adam chats with us about quality middle school physical education and his call to be actively involved in the profession!!
01:09:47
May 24, 2022
S2, E 26: Culturally Relevant Pedagogy in Health and Physical Literacy, featuring Dr. Mara Simon
Our podcast for this month is the audio version of NAHPL's "Voices of the Academy" webinar that was presented in December 2021. This conversation features Dr. Mara Simon from Springfield College and includes Dr. Charity Bryan and Dr. Shawn Ladda. For the webinar version, please visit: https://nahpl.org/webinars/
47:46
April 26, 2022
S2, E25: Tecca Kilmer & Kim Gerlich
Tecca Kilmer and Kim Gerlich are middle school physical education teachers at Turkey Creek Middle School in Plant City, Florida.   Tecca has served Southern District on the Leadership council, the Southern District Advocacy Committee, and the Southern District LMAS state coordinator chair. She is also a Past-President of SHAPE Florida. She represented SHAPE America as one of the TOY’s that was invited to work with NASA to develop Train Like an Astronaut curriculum/materials.  Kim has served on numerous committees for SHAPE Florida and Southern District. She has been teaching for 33 years and has certifications in the following areas: Elementary Education (Grades 1-6), English of Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL/Endorsement), Health (Grades K-12), Mentally Handicapped (Grades K-12), and Physical Education (Grades K-12). Kim and Tecca love to laugh.  Longtime co-workers, you can sense their enthusiasm and energy. Thanks for tuning in!
01:17:53
April 12, 2022
S2, E24: Sarah Cahill
This episode is the podcast version of the National Academy of Health and Physical Literacy's July webinar. You can find that webinar here. This webinar, titled "What is Physical Literacy? Do I have it? How do I help others achieve it?" was presented by Sarah Cahill.  To learn more about Sarah, please visit her bio. The National Academy of Health and Physical Literacy is a diverse organization that seeks to advance health and physical literacy in our society, especially in K-12 schools, higher education, and in dance and sport venues. NAHPL seeks to grow and advance professional leaders who will interact and network on regional, national and global levels to expand health and physical literacy opportunities for all children and adults.
32:53
March 29, 2022
S2, E23: Dayna Watson, Trauma Informed Schools
This episode is the podcast version of the National Academy of Health and Physical Literacy's January webinar. You can find that webinar here.  This webinar, titled "Trauma- Informed Schools: How Schools Can Make the Shift" was presented by Dr. Dayna Watson.  Dayna Watson completed a Ph.D. in Counseling and Counselor Education from the University of Florida. She has extensive experience and training in clinical supervision and mental health counseling, specializing in counseling children, adolescents, and young adults. Dr. Watson’s clinical areas include play therapy techniques and creative interventions with children and adolescents, group therapy with young children, and cognitive therapy. Her research interests include issues of social class and poverty in mental health counseling, community-school collaboration, and counseling student development. The National Academy of Health and Physical Literacy is a diverse organization that seeks to advance health and physical literacy in our society, especially in K-12 schools, higher education, and in dance and sport venues. NAHPL seeks to grow and advance professional leaders who will interact and network on regional, national and global levels to expand health and physical literacy opportunities for all children and adults. As a member and mission centered organization, NAHPL encourages and facilitates active participation by all members, advocating for health and physical literacy. NAHPL leadership and members plan and implement professional learning opportunities and events at the regional and national levels, and advocate for health and physical literacy in Pre-K-higher education and across society. To learn more about the Academy please visit www.nahpl.org
52:54
March 15, 2022
S2, E22: D-D Breaux
Coach D-D Breaux retired in 2020 after 43 years as head coach of the LSU Gymnastics team. An excellent athlete in her own right, Breaux was a nationally-ranked gymnast by both the A.A.U. and the U.S.G.F. and she was also a Junior Olympic National Champion.  A native of Donaldsonville, Louisiana, Breaux attended Southeastern Louisiana University where she competed for the Lady Lions gymnastics team for two seasons and helped SLU to a second-place finish at the 1972 AIAW Championships. She has been named the SEC Coach of the Year on nine occasions, NCAA Central Regional Coach of the Year nine times, and in the summer of 2009, Breaux received one of the highest honors as she was voted into the USA Gymnastics Region 8 Hall of Fame. D-D was recognized as the National Gymnastics Coach of the Year in 2014 and again in 2017. Coach Breaux chats with us about leadership, coaching, Title IX, mental health, and fishing!!! Tune in!!
01:14:17
February 28, 2022
S2, E21: Radio Gold Reunion
Recorded with a live studio audience, MC Dr. Hollie Newnam honors and recognizes previous guests of "Scaling the Summit" and puts Charity, Sandra, and Ginger in the hot seat.  Enjoy this celebration!  
01:08:55
February 15, 2022
S2, E20: Mimi Murray
Mimi Murray is an esteemed leader.  Bachelor of Science and Master of Science from Springfield College PhD from the University of Connecticut Springfield College professor of exercise science and sport studies for 52 years (the longest-standing faculty member in Springfield College history. Served as president for: International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport, and Dance (ICHPER-SD) American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) National Association for Girls and Women in Sport (NAGWS). Served as vice president for the United States Collegiate Sports Council COACHING: Coached women’s gymnastics at Springfield College where her teams were undefeated in dual meet competition and won three Division I national championships. Coached the USA Gymnastics Team for the World University Games Served as a sport psychology consultant to the USA Olympic Field Hockey Team, the USA Olympic Equestrian Team, and numerous professional, collegiate, and high school athletes and coaches. A few of her many honors inclue: Ethics Fellow of the International Institute for the Study of Sport Luther Halsey Gulick Award from AAHPERD R. Tait McKenzie Award Honor Awards from AAHPERD, ICHPER-SD, and NAGWS. Inducted into the inaugural class of the New Agenda: Northeast Women’s Hall of Fame and is an inductee in the Springfield College Athletic Hall of Fame. Recipient of the 2017 Springfield College President’s Humanics Achievement Award
01:13:02
January 25, 2022
S2, E19: Glenn Roswal
Glen Roswal has had an impactful career.  Degrees from University of Florida and University of Maryland Professor Emeritus, Jacksonville State University, 2011-current President of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (now SHAPE America) Vice-President of the International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (IFAPA) Chair of the Board of Easter Seals Alabama's Special Camp for Children and Adults (Camp ASCCA) Chair of the China Research Center on Sports for Persons with Disabilities International Advisory Council. Served on the board of directors for the National Easter Seal Society, National Consortium for Physical Education and Recreation for Handicapped, Special Olympics Alabama, and the Easter Seal Society of Alabama. Fellow of the SHAPE America Research Consortium, International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity, and the North American Society of HPERD Professionals. COACHING: Competed at the collegiate level in tennis, held officials and head referee certification from the USTA, and was previously a tennis teaching professional. Jacksonville State University men’s tennis team to top 20 national rankings, earning Gulf South Conference coach of the year honors in 1980. Forged partnerships between the PTR, USTA, and Special Olympics, including recognition of the PTR as the Official Tennis Training Partner of Special Olympics. Glenn has authored over 100 publications and spoken at more than 250 conferences, workshops and seminars in 30 countries.  He has led a number of projects in eastern Europe and China and was twice selected as a European Union Erasmus Mundus Scholar, which involved guest teaching positions at Palacky University in Czech Republic and Limerick University in Ireland.
01:01:36
January 11, 2022
S2, E18: Conversations with K-5 educators
Our Scaling the Summit team is on holiday break.  This week we replaying a webinar from the National Academy of Health and Physical Literacy. Focused on K-5 physical education, we hope this episode will help you recharge, reconnect, and refuel as you head into 2022. See you next year!!
44:13
December 29, 2021
S2, E17: Holiday Show
The team is on Holiday Break.  We hope you will enjoy last year's holiday show!! Happy Holidays. We will see you again in 2022!
01:11:59
December 22, 2021
S2, E16: Sunshine Cowan
Sunshine Cowan is the Assistant Dean in the Jackson College of Graduate Studies (JCGS) and the University College, where she works on the new Quality Initiative for the university. Sunshine has a deep commitment to health literacy.  Education: Bachelor’s degree in in Community Health from University of Central Oklahoma in 2000 MPH in Health Promotion Science from the University of Oklahoma in 2002 Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University in Environmental Science with a focus on environmental justice in 2009. Experiences: Muscular Dystrophy Association 1999-2002 Health Educator and YRBS Coordinator at the Oklahoma Department of Education 2002-2004 Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies at the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) where she co-coordinated the Public Health program 2004-2021 (17 years) Service: Founding board member of the Oklahoma Health Equity Network (OHEN) Past President of the Oklahoma Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (OAHPERD) Former President of the Oklahoma Public Health Association (OPHA). Current Health VP Elect for Southern Tier Region (NAHPL) We were thrilled to have Sunshine on the show. 
01:03:12
December 15, 2021
S2, E15: Fely Curva
Fely Curva is currently serving as the National Academy of Health and Physical Literacy Advocacy Committee co-chair. Fely has much experience lobbying, specifically working with SHAPE Florida. Fely works for Curva and Associates, LLC in the areas of of research and evaluation, legislative advocacy, grant-writing, and staff development and training in the areas of health and social services with emphasis among others on medical education, gerontology, education, home and community-based services, safe and drug free school programs, and substance abuse. Fely has been recognized for her efforts by receiving the following awards and honors: Society of Health and Physical Educator (SHAPE) Florida Presidential Award  Florida Community Health Action Information Network (FL CHAIN), Budd Bell Advocacy Award  Florida Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance and Sports (FAHPERDS), Legislative Recognition Award  Florida Council on Aging, Annual Aging Network Conference, 2003 Quality Senior Living Awards, Dr. Carter Osterbind Outstanding FCOA Member Award  Take a listen and learn how you can become more advocacy focused. 
01:10:41
December 08, 2021
S2, E14: Steve Cone
Steve Cone has led a rich career devoted to service and leadership.  We were fortunate to have him on the show.
01:11:02
December 01, 2021
S2, E13: Sally Nazelrod
Sally Nazelrod has a rich career in physical education. She finished her 40-year career in Baltimore County Public Schools as the Supervisor of Physical Education. What a legacy!! Her professional roles include: Bachelor’s Science Degree in Health and Physical Education from Lock Haven State University in Pennsylvania M.Ed Educational Management and Supervision from Loyola University in Maryland Coordinator of Health and Physical Education for Baltimore County Public Schools (2007-2015)-Total time employed by Baltimore County Public Schools=40 years! Supervisor of Physical Education-1994-2007 1993-94-Specialist in Physical Education 1992-93-Assistant Principal-Hernwood Elementary 1983-92-Instructional Specialist in Elementary Physical Education-Northwest Teaching Responsibilities at: Hernwood Elementary, Owings Mills Elementary & Summit Park Elementary 1973-1983-Physical Education Teacher-Catonsville Elementary/ Relay Elementary Executive Director of SHAPE Maryland/MAHPERD (2016-2019) Supervisor of student interns McDaniel College (2015-2020) Sally's honors include: MD AHPERD - Simon McNeely Honor Award -1983 Outstanding Young Women in America -1984 William Burdick Award-Outstanding Service to MD AHPERD-2005 R. Tait McKenzie Award –Distinguished Leadership in Health and Physical Education – MD AHPERD - 2016 CLSPE (Council for Leadership in Supervision of Physical Education)-Distinguished Leadership in Physical Education Award- AAHPERD National Convention 2007 Manchester Valley High School- Inaugural President-Athletic Boosters 2011 AAHPERD EDA Acknowledgement Award 2011 AAHPERD EDA Honor Award 2012 Baltimore County Board of Education - Board Resolution 2012 Eastern District SHAPE America – Outstanding Professional Award 2016 SHAPE America – Joy of Effort – Tampa 2019 Sally is a true advocate for health and physical education.  Thanks for tuning in!
01:05:51
November 24, 2021
S2, E12: Stephanie Canada-Phillips
Stephanie has a career of service, serving in positions such as: Past Oklahoma Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (OAHPERD) President (2014), and continues to serve the OAHPERD Board and Council as a committee member for Professional Development. Oklahoma National and State Teachers of the Year Chapter President. Southern District, Leadership Council as a Member at Large, and Professional Development coordinator. SHAPE America Physical Activity Leader Trainer Committee member in the development of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in Physical Education (Second Edition, 2014). Program manager for the Oklahoma Academic Standards for Physical Education Committee and the subsequent curriculum framework development committee. Recently she worked with the Center for Curriculum Redesign participating in their Context in Competencies Study for the 21st Century Learner. Currently serving as Co-Chair of the Membership Committee for the National Academy of Health and Physical Literacy. She has also received several prestigious honors and awards:  Oklahoma Teacher of the Year Betty Ambercrombie Scholar Award, Oklahoma Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, October, 2018 Virginia Peters Higher Education Award, Oklahoma Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, October, 2016 East Central University Distinguished Alumnae, East Central University, February, 2011 Honor Award, Oklahoma Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, October, 7, 2010 East Central University Education Hall of Fame Inductee, College of Education, East Central University, April, 2008 Shawnee Public Schools Teacher of the Year, Shawnee Public Schools, February, 2007 Masonic Teacher of Today, Oklahoma Masonic Lodge, September, 2007 Certified Employee of the Month, Shawnee Public Schools, December, 2006 Teacher of the Year, Will Rogers Elementary, Shawnee Public Schools, 2006 Best Practices Award, State Department of Education Healthy and Fit Schools, November, 2005
57:56
November 17, 2021
S2, E11: Michelle Grenier
Michelle Grenier is the current President of the National Consortium for Physical Education for Individuals with Disabilties (NCPEID). She is an expert in the field of adapted physical education. Michelle received her Bachelor's degree in Physical Education from the University of Massachusetts, her MS in Special Physical Education from the University of New Hampshire, and her PhD in Physical Education and Disability from the University of New Hampshire. She is Professor Emeritus for the University of New Hampshire where she has been in the Department of Kinesiology since 2000. Michelle is well known for her numerous publications and presentations. Michelle's teaching career spans more than 30 years. She is the recipient of many awards and honors, such as: 2021 SHAPE America- Julian U. Stein Lifetime Achievement Award 2020 NHAHPERD Meritorious Achievement Award. 2019 Outstanding Program Award. SHAPE America. Tampa, FL. 2018 Outstanding Achievement Award from the New Hampshire Governor’s Council on Physical Activity and Health. 2015 Inducted International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity as a Research Fellow, Netanya, Israel. 2009 Outstanding College Faculty Award, American Associated of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Waterville Valley, NH We were honored to have Michelle on our show. Be sure to visit the NCPEID website for resources mentioned in the show.  To view the ASAHPERD UDL webinar mentioned in the show, visit the ASAHPERD Connection website. 
01:01:26
November 10, 2021
S2, E10: Dave Bellar
Dave Bellar currently serves as the UNC Charlotte Department of Applied Physiology, Health & Clinical Sciences Founding Chair and Professor, He received his BS Degree in Biology and Life Science Chemistry and his Master of Science in Secondary Education from John Carroll University. Dave earned his PhD in Exercise Physiology from Kent State University. His past professional involvement includes: Director Human Performance Lab, in the School of Kinesiology, at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Director of the School of Kinesiology, at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Volunteer Track and Field Coach at UL Lafayette Sport Scientist for the National Olympic Committee of Romania Membership committee - National Strength and Conditioning Association Executive Committee Coaching Education – USA Track and Field Contributing Editor – Louisiana AHPERD Journal Research Chair – Southern District AHPERD State Program Director Louisiana – National Strength and Conditioning Association Vice Chair – Executive Committee Coaching Education – USA Track and Field Board of Director – American Kinesiology Association Kids on the Geaux Program co-Developer, provided direction to a joint project between the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Dave is the Co-Editor of the Journal of Health and Physical Literacy, the official journal of the National Academy of Health and Physical Literacy.
58:02
November 03, 2021
S2, E9: Larry Judge
Larry Judge currently serves as Associate Chair and Professor of Kinesiology at Ball State University [at Ball State since 2006].  He has BA in Political Science, MPA Public Administration, MS Physical Education (Exercise Science/Sport Management), and PhD Education Administration (Higher Education Admin/Exercise Science). Larry holds many professional certifications: National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Personal Trainer.  USA Weightlifting Advanced Sport Performance Coach.  USA Weightlifting Sport Performance Coach  United States Track and Field, Level 3 Coach  American College of Sports Medicine, Health Fitness Instructor  American Council on Exercise, Certified Personal Trainer,  National Strength and Conditioning Association, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist  Larry is one of the preeminent throw coaches in the country. Hagan Landry, one of Larry's athletes, won the silver medal in the men’s shot put (F41) in the Paralympics this Summer.
01:03:26
October 27, 2021
S2, E8: Susan Jackson
Susan Jackson received her Bachelor’s and Ed.S. degrees in Physical Education from University of Montevallo and her Master’s degree in Physical Education from UAB. She has retired with 30+ years as an Elementary Physical Education teacher in two different schools. She has worked as an adjunct instructor for two universities. Currently, Susan is an archery instructor for Hoover Parks and Recreation. She serves as a representative for HEAL United. She works with Alabama Conference of Educators. Susan has served and continues to serve in numerous positions at the state, regional and national level. Susan has received numerous awards and honors, such as: Alumnus of the Year for UM and UAB Elementary Teacher of the Year for ASAHPERD and Southern District TOY for both schools she taught (Childersburg Elem & Valley Elem) Teacher Hall of Fame at Childersburg Elementary Jump Rope for Heart Awards at the state, regional and national level Susan was a cooperating teacher for many student interns and definitely has made her mark within the profession. We hope you'll listen!
01:13:56
October 20, 2021
S2, E7: Linda Woods Huber
Linda received her Bachelor’s Science Degree in Health and Physical Education from Lock Haven University. She taught Health and Physical Education for 10 years and coached field hockey, basketball and gymnastics. Linda's experience also includes managing a racquet club for 5 years. Linda received her Masters Degree in Management from Penn State University. Linda served as the Executive Director of PSAHPERD for 37 years and is now retired. She has been a PSAHPERD member for 45+ years and has served on many Eastern District Association Councils and Committees, including Eastern District President, Eastern District Parliamentarian, and Society of Association management (SAM). Currently, Linda is the Parliamentarian for The National Academy of Health and Physical Literacy.
59:31
October 13, 2021
S2, E6: Brent Powell
Brent has a distinguished career in Health Education/Health Literacy and serves the profession in a number of leadership roles. Brent's background includes receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from Samford University and his PhD in Health Education and Health Promotion from UAB. Currently, Brent is a Professor at California State University, Stanislaus and is the President of Western District SHAPE America. Brent has been recognized for his work by receiving a number of honors and recognitions, such as: Outstanding Doctoral Health Education Student UAB 2008 Nominated for Outstanding Professor Award CSU Stanislaus 2014-2015; 2016-2017; 2017-2018 Stan State Club/Organization Advisor of the Year 2015 Outstanding Alumni Health Education UAB 2018 CAHPERD Honor Award 2020 We enjoyed our conversation with Brent and we think you will too!
59:07
October 06, 2021
Capture the Rainbow 5K - Special Announcement
Former Scaling the Summit- Radio Gold guest, Larissa Maloney brings us information about this great family fun event. For all the details visit: https://www.99walks.fit/rainbow or connect on Instagram or Facebook: @activekids2.0
07:12
October 01, 2021
S2, E5: Toni Leo
Toni Leo has had a storied career in physical education and coaching. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Physical and Health Education from University of Montevallo and her Master’s degree in Physical Education from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. She served for 29 years as MS/HS Physical Educator, Health Educator, Dance Educator and Coach at 8 schools where she coached volleyball, basketball, tennis and archery AND was the choreographer of 5 musicals and show choir. Toni also worked with the Alabama State Department of Education as the Health and Physical Education Specialist and retired from public education in 2013.  In her "retired" life, Toni has worked and/or volunteered for the Alabama Sports Foundation, the American Red Cross, the Alabama Sports Festival Foundation, HEAL United, and the Hoover archery range. Additionally, she is an adjunct instructor for the University of Alabama - Birmingham (UAB).  Toni has received numerous awards and honors, including: ASAHPERD/Southern District to AAHPERD – High School Health TOY; High School Physical Education TOY; SD High School Physical Education TOY; Dance TOY; Pathfinder Award; Honor Award; Hoops For Heart Coordinator of the Year COACHING State Championship Boys Tennis Coach – 1993 Grissom H.S.; County Basketball Coach of the Year; Over the Mountain Basketball Coach of the Year; County Tennis Coach of the Year; Over the Mountain Tennis Coach of the Year Enjoy the show!
01:20:17
September 29, 2021
S2, E4: Gene White
Gene White is the President Elect for the National Academy of Health and Physical Literacy. He holds a BS and MEd in Health and Physical Education from West Chester State College in Pennsylvania (Now West Chester University). Gene received his Principal Certification from Penn State. Gene's PhD is from Temple University in Psycho-Social Interactions in Play. Gene also serves as the current Chair and Fellow, North American Society for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport, and Dance and is a professor of Physical Education Teacher Education at East Stroudsburg University.  Gene has held many service roles including: President of  Eastern District Association of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. President of Pennsylvania State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.  It was a joy having Gene on the show. 
01:12:48
September 22, 2021
#3 Ginger Aaron-Brush
Ginger Aaron-Brush has 22 years of experience teaching physical education and is currently a teacher at Pelham Oaks Elementary School in Pelham, Alabama. She earned her bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Montevallo and her Educational Specialist Degree (Ed.S) from the University of Alabama, Birmingham. Additionally, she is a Nationally Board Certified Teacher. Ginger serves on the ASAHPERD (Alabama State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance) Board as Social Media Manager. She also manages social and digital media for the the National Academy of Health and Physical Literacy and HEAL United. Ginger is also the technical producer of "Scaling the Summit-Radio Gold".  Her physical education program is innovative where all students find joy in moving and her hope is that all students develop the skills necessary to become physically literate and skillful movers. To connect with Ginger on Twitter: @gingeraaron
01:07:39
September 15, 2021
#2 Beth Kirkpatrick
Beth Kirkpatrick is the Director of Education and Advocacy of Heart Zones Inc. She has taught middle school PE in the public schools’ systems in Vinton, Iowa for 20 years Beth is considered the pioneer of wearable technologies – the heart rate monitor – in schools. Previously, she served as the Director of Education for Polar Electro Inc. for 18 years Beth has been featured on CNN, NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, Life Magazine, countless magazine and newspaper stories nationwide. Her published work includes one of the first books for using heart rate monitors in physical education titled “Lessons From the Heart.” Beth has keynoted over 1500 conferences in all fifty states as well as international keynotes in Malaysia, South Africa, Germany, Brazil, China, and Canada. She has been awarded the Emens Distinguished Professorship at Ball State University, and numerous state and national education awards including the U.S. Department of Education’s Christa McAuliffe Fellowship Award, as well as the US West Outstanding Teacher of the Year for Iowa, and National Association of Sport and Physical Education’s Teacher of the Year for the state and district.
01:12:59
September 08, 2021
#1 Maria Cornelius
Maria Cornelius, who joined Moxley Carmichael in 2013, is a longtime communications professional with extensive experience as a writer and editor across various media, including digital, video and print. Moxley Carmichael is one of East Tennessee's premier public and media relations firms, providing comprehensive communications services to local, regional and national companies and organizations. Maria has been immersed in Tennessee media for more than 30 years, including a 14 year stint at the Knoxville News Sentinel, where she rose through the ranks from reporter to assistant managing editor. Maria also is an accomplished sportswriter with bylines in local, regional and national media. She wrote the award-winning book, “The Final Season: The Perseverance of Pat Summitt,” which chronicles the last season of the legendary Lady Vols basketball coach. The book sold 4,000 copies in the first five days after its release. (https://www.amazon.com/Final-Season-Perseverance-Pat-Summitt/dp/1621902722) Maria was named the 2020 recipient of the Mel Greenberg Media Award by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA). The award is presented annually to a member of the media or sports communications professional who has best displayed a commitment to women’s basketball and to advancing the role of the media in the women’s game. Maria is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists; U.S. Basketball Writers Association; Association for Women in Sports Media; and the WBCA. She earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Memphis in 1987. Originally from North Carolina, Maria now resides in Seymour, Tennessee with her dogs, Gus and Sansa, and assorted cats, including the angelic Patches and a diva named Sophia Maria.
01:19:45
August 25, 2021
#52 Darlene Kluka
Darlene Kluka is currently consulting sport management programs and will be faculty in residence at Southeastern Louisiana University this fall. Prior to her retirement, Darlene was Dean of the School of Human Perf. & Leisure Sciences at Barry University in Miami Fla. Before serving as Dean at Berry, Darlene taught at the Univ. of Pretoria in SA, Kennesaw State, LA Tech, LSU Shreveport, Grambling, and UCO among others. Darlene's K-12 experiences included teaching and coaching for 9 years at three high schools. Coaching included: volleyball, field hockey, gymnastics (boys and girls), softball. Her service in numerous capacities includes President of the International Association of Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women and President of the National Association for Girls and Women in Sport (NAGWS). Darlene also served as Deputy Delegate for AAHPERD to the United States Olympic Committee and served as a member of Women’s Sports Foundation. In 2001 The Women’s Sports Foundation established The Darlene A. Kluka Women’s Sports and Physical Activity Research Award as the Foundation’s way of respecting her leadership, vision and desire to create a legacy that acknowledges the outstanding performance of researchers. Darlene has been the recipient of numerous awards including the NAGWS Honor Award, Women’s Sports Foundation President’s Award, ICHPERSD Scholar in Sport and the Olympic Movement, NAGWS International Pathfinder Award.
01:16:49
August 11, 2021
#51 Sandra Sumner
Without Sandra Sumner, thousands of physical educators across this country would not have had the quality professional development opportunities that were provided during Sandra’s tenure at AAHPERD and SHAPE America. From 1987 to 1999:, Sandra served as the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) Convention Program Coordinator Provided key support to the Director of Conventions for this organization that promoted and supported leadership, research, education, and best practices in professions that support creative, healthy, and active lifestyles, ensuring the successful planning, production, and execution of the Alliance’s national convention and exposition, Leadership Development Conference, and other events. From 1999 to 2017, Sandra served as the Convention and Event Management Director for the Society for Health and Physical Education (SHAPE America), Formerly AAHPERD In this role, Sandra managed contracts and RFP’s, negotiated key terms, conditions, and pricing of agreements with vendors and key hotel and convention center stakeholders providing services, venues, and goods critical to the successful execution of each event.
55:13
July 28, 2021
#50 Gayle See
Gayle See currently serves as the Executive Director SHAPE Washington and the Executive Director of Oregon SHAPE. She has led a full career of professional service. She has taught physical education at all levels and coached several sports. Although she is currently retired from teaching she still coaches tennis.  Throughout her career, Gayle has been recognized for her efforts and has received several awards, including the AAHPERD HONOR Award (2013), the National Association for Girls and Women in Sport – Pathfinder Award (2009), and the National Association for Sport and Physical Education – Joy of Effort Award (2008).  It was a joy to have Gayle on the show.
52:43
July 14, 2021
#49 Introducing the National Academy of Health and Physical Literacy
THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF HEALTH AND PHYSICAL LITERACY is a diverse organization that seeks to advance health and physical literacy in our society, especially in K-12 schools, higher education, and in dance and sport venues. NAHPL seeks to grow and advance professional leaders who will interact and network on regional, national and global levels to expand health and physical literacy opportunities for all children and adults. During this episode of Scaling the Summit, you will be introduced to the leaders of the Academy. Maria Melchionda, CEO Charity Bryan, President Karen J. Thomas-O'Dowd, Past President Deb Berkey, Executive Director of the Midland Region Carol Ciotto, Executive Director of the Eastern Seaboard Region Hollie Newnam, Executive Director of the Southern Tier Region Cam Kerst, Executive Director of the West Coast Region
01:01:24
July 01, 2021
#48 Deb Berkey
Deb Berkey is currently the Executive Director of SHAPE Michigan and the Executive Director of the Midwest District in SHAPE America.  She earned a masters in physical education and motor development and a doctorate in professional preparation, pedagogy and behavior analysis from West Virginia University. Deb retired in June 2018 after 33 years of service at Western Michigan University where she was instrumental in the development of the online graduate program in pedagogy. She also served as Chair of the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Department at Western Michigan from 1994-2007. Among her professional roles, Deb has served as the President of the Midwest District, President of the National Council of Phi Epsilon Kappa, Midwest Representative to AAHPERD Board of Governors and the Midwest Representative to the National Council of Phi Epsilon Kappa. Deb has received Midwest District and AAHPERD Honor Awards, Meritorious Service Awards and the Michigan AHPERD University Professor of the Year Award. An avid golfer, Deb also enjoys cycling and international travel. She has traveled to the Netherlands, Italy and southern France on bike and barge trips and has been fortunate to visit Belgium, Switzerland, Indonesia, China, Taiwan, Greece, Turkey, Scotland, Germany, Australia and New Zealand.
56:20
June 16, 2021
#47 Sister Jean Marie Craig
Sister Jean Marie Craig is a Sister of the Blessed Sacrament for Native Americans and Colored People She received her doctorate in Physical Education from the University of Southern Mississippi; her Master’s degree in Health and Physical Education from Northern Arizona University, and her Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education from Xavier University in New Orleans, where he has been teaching Physical Education, First Aid and CPR for almost 40 years. In addition to serving as President of Louisiana AHPERD, Sister Jean Marie has served in many other roles for LAHPERD over the years and she has served on the Southern District AAHPERD Board as well. Sister Jean Marie has received NUMEROUS awards in her career including the AAHPERD Pathfinder Award, the Louisiana AHPERD Pathfinder Award, the Southern District Ethnic Minority Award, the Southern District Leadership Award, the Louisiana AHPERD Honor award, and the Outstanding doctoral student award from the University of Southern Mississippi. In addition to her awards, Sister Jean Marie has also been recognized as Outstanding Teacher of the Year in Arizona, Basketball Coach of the Year for AIA, President of the Louisiana Association for Teachers, and President of the Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education.
01:10:01
June 02, 2021
#46 Kim Thompson
Kim Thompson received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Health and Physical Education from the University of West Georgia. Kim began working in the Department of Sport Management, Wellness, and Physical Education at West Georgia in the Fall of 2012 when she retired from working in the Douglas County School System (after 30 years). She attended Florida State University where she was a member of the Lady Seminoles basketball team. Kim has served as the Georgia AHPERD Executive Director since 2010 and is the past Chair of the Society of Association Management. Kim is passionate about teaching and loves spending time advocating for improvements in the profession to better serve the students and teachers of Georgia. Kim is a true leader in the profession and we were honored to have her join us!
01:09:53
May 26, 2021
#45 Diana Everett
Diana Everett retired in 2018 as the Executive Director for TAHPERD (Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance). She holds a PhD in sport administration from the Texas Woman’s University (TWU). Her Master’s degree in physical education is from Baylor University and her Bachelor’s degree, also in physical education, is from The University of Texas Arlington. Diana taught physical education, health, and biology and coached basketball, tennis, track, and volleyball at these Texas schools:  Midlothian High School, Travis Middle School (Temple ISD), San Marcos High School, Clear Creek High School and Clear Brook High School. Diana began her association management career in 1995 as the Executive Director for the National Association for Girls and Women in Sport (NAGWS), which was allied with the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD) in Reston, VA. Diana has presented at local, state, regional, and national conferences. She also has several publications and awards. Some of her most treasured recognitions are the Kitty Magee Most Promising Professional Award from Texas Woman’s University, the Meritorious Service Award from USA Volleyball, Midlothian ISD Athletics Hall of Honor, and the TAHPERD Honor Award and Distinguished Service Award. Some of Diana’s favorite activities are kayaking, golf, sailing, traveling, and reading. It is a true honor having Diana on the show.
01:18:25
May 19, 2021
#44 Danny Ballard
Danny Ballard earned her BS from the University of Houston in Elementary Education, her MEd form University of Houston in Health Education, and her EdD from Oklahoma State University. She began her career as a classroom teacher Houston and Pasadena, Texas. Danny served as an Assistant Professor at Idaho State University and a Professor of Health Education at Texas A & M.  Danny has served in many roles in AAHPED, Southern District, and TAHPERD including: AAHPERD President, AAHPERD Board of Governors and Southern District President. We enjoyed our conversation with Danny and we hope you will too!
01:05:31
May 12, 2021
#43 Jennifer Chandler
Jennifer Chandler won the Gold Medal in the 1976 Montreal Olympics at age 17 in the sport of diving.  She later attended Ohio State University on diving scholarship but had a back injury. She recuperated, then competed in the 1978 World Championships and qualified for the U.S.-boycotted 1980 Olympics. Jennifer retired from diving in 1980. Jennifer has served in a number of roles promoting sport within Birmingham and Alabama: 1993-96 Executive Position with the Birmingham Olympic Soccer organization, which hosted 11 soccer matchers as part of the 1996 Olympic Games 2003-2012 worked at the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame as director of its outreach programs 2011-2021 was the development and special events coordinator for the Lakeshore Foundation, an athletic training and rehabilitation company in Birmingham. In 1985 Jennifer was inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame and in 1987 she was inducted into the International Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame. Jennifer currently works Vulcan Park and Museum as Director of Development.
01:09:46
May 05, 2021
#42 Jill Varnes
Jill Varnes has led a life of service to the profession. She was the 1995 Southern District President and the 1999 AAHPERD President. She retired as Professor Emerita in Health Education and Behavior in the College of Health and Human Performance at the University of Florida.   We loved our conversation with Jill and we hope you will too. Plus, we had a special guest drop in and surprise Jill!  
57:46
April 28, 2021
#41 Kym Kirby
Kym went to undergrad at Clemson University, then received her master’s and PhD at the University of South Carolina, where she studied with the esteemed Judy Rink. Kym has numerous publications, many of which have appeared in RQES, Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.  She also has over 50 presentations listed on her website and I know there are even more than that. Since joining South Carolina AHPERD in 1996, Kym has held many elected and appointed positions, including president, parliamentarian, and adviser for the South Carolina Association of Future Professionals. In 2017, Kym was named Executive Director of SCAHPERD. Kim joins us to talk about her career path and involvement with the profession.
01:06:53
April 21, 2021
#40 Dayna Watson
Dayna Watson completed her Ph.D. in Counseling and Counselor Education from the University of Florida. She has extensive experience and training in clinical supervision and mental health counseling, specializing in counseling children, adolescents, and young adults. Dayna's clinical areas of focus include play therapy techniques and creative interventions with children and adolescents, group therapy with young children, and cognitive therapy. Her research interests include issues of social class and poverty in mental health counseling, community-school collaboration, and counseling student development. On our podcast, Dayna builds on the work of Nealy et al (2018) to share the 8 Rs for a trauma-informed gym. Currently, Dayna is a UAB Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Studies.
01:11:40
April 14, 2021
#39 Carol Chesnutt
Carol Chesnutt has served the Alabama State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance in several capacities including President, Secretary, Vice President of the General Division, Vice President of the Physical Education division, and as Co-Chair of the Developing Champions Leadership Conference.   Carol received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Alabama Women’s Sports Foundation, and was the Southern District Middle School Physical Education Teacher of the Year. Carol currently serves at the Homewood City Schools Champions Program Director and monitors academics for the athletic department.
01:16:01
April 07, 2021
#38 Judy Sweet
Judy Sweet is a "modern sports pioneer". In 1975, at the age of 27, Judy was named UCSD’s athletic director, and was among the first athletic administrators in the country to put into practice what was laid out in the Title IX civil rights law of 1972. In 1991, Judy became the first female president of the NCAA and after her tenure, Judy has continued to work towards equity in sports.  Judy has a storied career and we were honored to have had the opportunity to capture her historic work.
01:20:01
April 01, 2021
#37 Joan Cronan
Joan Cronan is Athletic Director Emeritus at University of Tennessee, having served from 1983-2012.  Her illustrious career includes: Opelousas, Louisiana native, Joan Cronan was was 12 years old when she received her first lesson in gender discrimination. Joan went on to graduate from LSU with degrees in physical education. She coached basketball, volleyball and tennis at Northwestern State University in Louisiana after graduating from LSU and before her administrative career at the College of Charleston and Tennessee. Prior to her service at Tennessee, Joan was Athletics Director at the College of Charleston for 10 years. She was elected President of the National Association of College Directors of Athletics and she received the WBCA Leadership Award in 1987. Joan was the first recipient of the NCAA President’s Pat Summitt Award in 2017 She has written a very successful book, “Sports Is Life With the Volume Turned Up.” Joan Cronan is in every Hall of Fame imaginable, including the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame, LSU’s Alumni Hall of Distinction, the College of Charleston Hall of Fame, Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Hall of Champion. In honor of the NCAA Basketball Tournament, we are proud to bring you this special interview.
01:14:59
March 30, 2021
#36 Lori Dunn
Lori’s career began at Eastern Washington University, in Cheney, Washington with a BA in Physical Education and a minor in Health Education. She was a student scholarship athlete and went on to receive her Masters Degree from Azusa Pacific University, in Administration, Guidance and Counseling. Lori is the PreK-12 Physical Education and Health Literacy Program Manager for Seattle Public Schools since 2007. She is responsible for: - providing curriculum, supervision, mentoring, and assessment - providing professional services related to teaching and teacher education in physical education, health literacy and grant writing in a district of over 54,000 students - And she supports over 150 physical education specialists. Her awards and accolades include: - National Administrator of the Year (2016) - Past President of SHAPE Washington - NASPE National High School Physical Education Teacher of the Year (2006) -Past President for SHAPE America Western District -Past President of Northwest District AAHPERD -Served on the SHAPE America Board of Directors Lori is also an OPEN Leader and, as you probably know, OPEN is the Online Physical Education Network.
01:12:35
March 24, 2021
#35 Carol Ciotto
Carol has been a professor at Central Connecticut State University in the Department of Physical Education and Human Performance for the past 13 years. Prior to CCSU, she spent 22 years serving as a physical education teacher, an assistant principal and a principal in Connecticut. Carol is the co-founder of PASS (Physically Actively School Systems) and co-author of the book titled, PASS: A Guide Book to Creating Physically Active School Systems. Carol has served on the Connecticut AHPERD Executive Board as VP for Physical Education and Dance and as President in 2012-2013. She has served the Eastern District as a VP of Physical Activity, a member of the Applied Strategic Planning Committee, Conference program Editor, Advocacy Committee numerous committees, and as the current Eastern District Executive Director. To purchase "PASS: A Guide Book to Creating Physically Active School Systems"
01:07:57
March 17, 2021
#35 Carol Ciotta
Carol has been a professor at Central Connecticut State University in the Department of Physical Education and Human Performance for the past 13 years. Prior to CCSU, she spent 22 years serving as a physical education teacher, an assistant principal and a principal in Connecticut. Carol is the co-founder of PASS (Physically Actively School Systems) and co-author of the book titled, PASS: A Guide Book to Creating Physically Active School Systems. Carol has served on the Connecticut AHPERD Executive Board as VP for Physical Education and Dance and as President in 2012-2013. She has served the Eastern District as a VP of Physical Activity, a member of the Applied Strategic Planning Committee, Conference program Editor, Advocacy Committee numerous committees, and as the current Eastern District Executive Director. To purchase "PASS: A Guide Book to Creating Physically Active School Systems"
01:07:57
March 17, 2021
#34 Kim Graber
Kim is Professor and Interim Head in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health and the former Director of the Campus Honors Program at the University of Illinois. Her research interests include children's wellness, legislative policy mandates, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. She has published numerous articles in peer-refereed journals and books and has presented her work at dozens of national and international conferences. She co-authored a book titled Physical Education Activity for Elementary Classroom Teachers. She served as president and secretary of the Research Consortium, president of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education, and chair of the Curriculum and Instruction Academy. She also serves on numerous committees at the University of Illinois and is a Fellow in the National Academy of Kinesiology and a Fellow in SHAPE America. Kim is a treasure....and we LOVED having her chat with us!
01:12:50
March 10, 2021
#33 Vicki Worrell
Vicki Worrell began her career teaching elementary physical education in Kansas for 19 years. While teaching in public schools she was a high school volleyball and track coach and also coached a jump rope team for 12 years. She has made 400+ presentations at international, national, regional, state and local conventions and workshops and has co-authored nine books and has published numerous articles in various professional journals. Her professional involvement includes having served as President of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD, now named SHAPE America), President of the Central District Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, and President of the Kansas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.  Dr. Worrell also served for MANY years as the Executive Director of KAHPERD. Vicki is a great leader and has impacted many throughout her career!
55:50
March 03, 2021
#32 Milton Wilder
Milton Wilder is retired and Professor Emeritus of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) at Delta State University, Cleveland, MS. In addition to 29 years at DSU, his 44- year teaching career included the University of New Orleans, the University of Alabama in Birmingham and 4 ½ years teaching and coaching in public schools.  Milton has served at every level including the national level, District and the state associations of Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Milton has 29 years of service to the Mississippi HPERD included President, an elected or appointed member of the Board of Directors (22 years) and State Convention Manager. Milton is the epitome of servant leadership.  
01:06:26
February 24, 2021
#31 Robbie Gibbons
Robbie Gibbons is a middle school Physical Education teacher and coach at Homewood Middle School. He is a Samford University graduate where he was on the football team. Robbie was a contestant on ABC's Castaways in Indonesia Batanta (2017 and aired 2018). This experience started his wellness journey. He has lost 170 pounds and speaks about having improved vision for life, energy and mental well being. Robbie is a true inspiration. You can reach Robbie at:  https://www.robbierainbow.com/ or on Instagram at @robbie.rainbow
01:12:25
February 17, 2021
#30 Jenni Peters
Jenni graduated from Lee High School in Baton Rouge, then Louisiana Tech with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration then went on to LSU to earn a master’s degree also in Business Administration.  She taught in the college of business at LSU for 25 years (from 1984-2001) in the marketing department and was the Marjorie B. Ourso Endowed Professor. Then, Jenni became the director of marketing for LSU Athletics from 2001-2007, all while being a competitive runner during the years she was teaching and working. In 2000, Jenni added “entrepreneur” to her resume when she opened the first “Varsity Sports” a Louisiana-born running specialty store in Baton Rouge. Varsity Sports started as one store, with a $100,000 investment and is now a $2+ million dollar business venture. As an entrepreneur, Jenni has received: Runners World Best Running Specialty Store in Southeast Region LSU Top 100 Fastest Growing Businesses Top 100 Woman Owned Businesses in Baton Rouge Boston Marathon Varsity Sports Top 3 Teams Men/Women 2014 Gold Partner Top Account in Southeast Asics, Saucony, Nike, Brooks Top 50 Running Stores in America 2016, 2017, 2018 National North Face Never Stop Exploring Award – Best Store in America in Community Service  2016 National Saucony Run for Good Award 2017 – Service to Fitness Community.  One of Top 6 Stores in America Baton Rouge Business Report’s Influential Women in Business 2015 Jenni’s running career: Ran competitively on the Nike Racing team and US Track and Field 8 Nations Games team. Qualified for Olympic Trials in the marathon in 1984,88, and 92. Ran the 10K Olympic Exhibition at LA Olympic Games Trials. Ranked Top 20 in the world by Track and Field News 1988. Past winner of Greater NO Marathon, Mardi Gras Marathon, Dallas White Rock Marathon, and Baton Rouge Marathon. Louisiana Record holder a multiple distance.
58:35
February 10, 2021
#29 Tecca Kilmer
Tecca Kilmer holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physical and Health Education from West Virginia University and a Master’s degree in Adapted Physical Education from the University of South Florida. She has taught at Turkey Creek Middle School in Plant City, FL for the past twenty-six years. Tecca was instrumental in leading her school to be one of the nationally recognized STARS schools and has created many programs and events in her school and community to further wellness and physical activity. She has served on the Southern District Leadership council, the Southern District Advocacy Committee, and the Southern District LMAS state coordinator chair. She is a Past-President of SHAPE Florida and was awarded Florida and Southern District Middle School Teacher of the Year. Additionally, Tecca represented SHAPE America as one of the TOY’s that was invited to work with NASA to develop Train Like an Astronaut curriculum/materials. It was a joy having Tecca chat with us about leadership, service, and quality physical education.
01:13:21
February 03, 2021
#29 Chris Reeves
Chris Reeves is a physical education teacher at Warrior Elementary School in Alabama and has been there since 2013.  He is a two-time alum of UAB. Interestingly, Chris first graduated from UAB with a degree in Theater, then went on several years later to get his Bachelor of Science in Physical Education. Chris is currently the President Elect on the ASAHPERD Board of Directors where he has also served for many years as Vice President of the Physical Education Division Chris also participates in HEAL United which stands for Healthy Eating, Active Living.  In his work with HEAL he is an Assistant Coordinator and we will learn more about his role in HEAL in just a few minutes.  Chris was also the recipient of the 2020 ASAHPERD Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year. You can connect with Chris on Twitter: @Chrisreevespe74
01:12:47
January 27, 2021
#27 Cindy O'Brien
Cindy O'Brien has a storied career teaching physical education at the elementary level. Her colleagues know her as a dedicated professional and her students know her as a their number one fan. Cindy has a unique perspective on social emotional learning as she strives to build lasting relationships with her students and their families. Cindy was the 2018 ASAHPERD Teacher of the Year and currently serves on the ASAHPERD Board of Directors. You can find Cindy on Twitter at @coacho27
01:16:24
January 20, 2021
# 26 Scaling the Summit, with Lynn Johnson
Lynn Johnson is Professor in the Health and Human Performance Department at Plymouth State University located in Plymouth, NH and teaches courses in the Physical Education/Health Education Teacher Certification program. Lynn is a passionate professional with a long career dedicated to service within her state and district AHPERD organizations. We were honored to talk with Lynn about her storied career and how COVID19 has affected her teaching, her students, and the future of the profession. To learn more about Lynn: https://www.plymouth.edu/faculty-staff/faculty-staff/faculty-profiles/lynn-v-johnson/
01:16:38
January 13, 2021
#25 Scaling the Summit with Jim Hinerman and Judy Johnson
Jim Hinerman and Judy Johnson have played huge roles in preparing our future professionals. We were honored to have them BOTH join us on the show to talk about student involvement, leadership and service.
01:15:55
January 06, 2021
#24 Scaling the Summit, with Shawn Ladda
Shawn earned her BS from Penn State, MS from Springfield College, and doctorate from Columbia University.  Currently, Shawn is a Professor of Kinesiology at Manhattan College.  She has served as President of NAGWS (National Association of Girls and Women in Sport).  Shawn has had a very distinguished career, receiving top honor such as: NYSAHPERD 2012 Professional of the Year NYSAHPERD 2011 Ron Feingold Lecture Series Program Lecturer AAHPERD Honor Award, 2010 NYSAHPERD Amazing Person Award, Higher Education, 2010 Eastern District Association of AAHPERD (March, 2004) Margaret Paulding Lecturer We were delighted to have Shawn on the show to take with us about girls and women in sport, physical education, coaching, TItle IX and gender equity.
01:09:57
December 30, 2020
#23 Scaling the Summit, Holiday Show
We turned the tables and gave hosting duties to our friends Donna Hester and Donna Dunaway. This is your chance to learn about Charity and Sandra.  What are their favorite Christmas memories? What would they be if they weren't educators? What is the best advice they received from their parents? Who are their professional superheroes?  Get ready to laugh! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Song attribution: Jingle Bells by Scott Holmes Music
01:11:32
December 23, 2020
Scaling the Summit, with Marla Townsend
Marla Townsend is a speaker, consultant and coach to many of the most successful individuals, teams and organizations in the Birmingham, Alabama area and across the country. Since 1986, Marla has influenced thousands of lives and inspired them to hold themselves to a standard of excellence. In her softball coaching career, Marla received 6 Coach of the Year honors, is a member of 2 Hall of Fames, and is the only coach in UAB history to record more than 500 wins. Learn more at: https://www.marlatownsend.com/   https://www.empoweru.org/
01:17:10
December 16, 2020
Scaling the Summit, Charlie Gibbons
Charlie currently serves as the Department Chair of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at Alabama State in Montgomery, Alabama. Charlie earned his Bachelor of Science degree in History from Georgia Southern; master’s in physical education from Georgia Southern, and his doctorate in health education from the University of Alabama. An all around good guy, we are excited to have Charlie on the show and proud to call him friend. 
01:21:56
December 09, 2020
Scaling the Summit, with Jonathan Thompson
Jonathan currently serves as the Health Education, Physical Education, & Adapted Physical Education Specialist at the Alabama State Department of Education. He joined us to talk about quality physical education, leadership, and professional service.   
54:53
December 02, 2020
Scaling the Summit, with Christy Swaid
HEAL United founder Christy Swaid discusses the mission of the program- Improving children’s health and transforming health culture through education and practice of healthy lifestyle behaviors.   Tune in to learn how you can become part of the HEAL Movement and to learn how you can support this important organization.  "Don't be afraid to take risks...don't be afraid failure...but do be afraid of giving up." ~Christy Swaid
41:13
November 25, 2020
Scaling the Summit, with Larissa Maloney
Larissa Maloney grew up in Ormond Beach, Florida and graduated from Seabreeze High School, where she was a standout athlete in both volleyball and basketball. She then accepted a full scholarship to play volleyball at Lynn University in South Florida. After graduating, she turned pro. She’s been a motivational speaker, a professional beach volleyball player, and the host of her own podcast. After schools transitioned to online learning in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Larissa created Active Kids 2.0 You can learn more at https://www.activekids2.com/
01:10:51
November 18, 2020
Scaling the Summit, with Kathy Hill
A great treat to have Kathy Hill joining us today on "Scaling the Summit." Kathy began teaching at LSU in 1974 and retired in May of 2012 after 38 years of service to the School of Kinesiology and LSU. After her retirement, she coordinated the medical internship program for the School of Kinesiology. Kathy served 18 years as the Executive Director for the Louisiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance and remains on its board of directors.  She is a 20 year member of the Louisiana Governor’s Council for Physical Fitness and Sports where she served as the first, and only, female Executive Director of that organization.
01:16:45
November 11, 2020
Scaling the Summit, with Maria Melchionda
Maria is the Massachussetts AHPERD Executive Director. She holds a BS in Physical Education from Bridgewater State College (1978-1983) and a Masters in Educational Leadership-Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship (1990-1993). Join us for this candid conversation with a true servant leader!
56:58
November 04, 2020
Scaling the Summit, with Timothy Alexander
Timothy Alexander is a faith driven young man who has dedicated his life to motivating and inspiring others. A native of Birmingham Alabama, Timothy attended Erwin High School and was ranked the #8 high school football player in the state. Timothy had the opportunity to play for any college in the country; however, he was involved in a life changing car accident in 2006, leaving him paralyzed from the neck down. From that point on, Timothy was left to find his purpose in life while paralyzed. Timothy Alexander is a best selling writer, award-winning speaker, and life coach who thrives at the intersection of character development, counseling, and mentorship.
59:35
October 28, 2020
Scaling the Summit, with Reita Clanton
Reita attended Auburn University, during the pre-NCAA years of women’s sports, and was named to the AAIAW All-State Teams in both basketball and volleyball two consecutive years (1973-74). In 1975 she was selected to the U.S. Women’s Handball National Team and in her ten-year career, Reita represented the United States in two World Championships and the 1984 Summer Olympic Games. Today, Reita is the Coordinator of Performance Optimization at Auburn University. She also is a public speaker on cultivating self-discovery, leadership, mindful thinking, creativity and decision making. It was our honor to have her on the show.
01:17:29
October 22, 2020
Scaling the Summit, with Hollie Newnam
Hollie serves the profession well. She is the President of SHAPE America Southern District and the Executive Director of SHAPE Florida....plus she can dance.  Take a listen to learn about Hollie's leadership style, her path to service, and the best advice she has received. 
01:05:41
October 14, 2020
Scaling the Summit, with Cam Kerst
Cam has a long career as an elementary physical education teacher. She has also served in many leadership roles, such as the Executive Director of Tennessee AHPERD. She is a true servant and was an integral part of bringing the Health & Physical Literacy Summit to Birmingham in 2020.  Cam is also an ultra-marathoner....something that our hosts are not.  Enjoy this episode!!
01:01:42
October 07, 2020
Scaling the Summit, with Emily Adams
Emily teaches K-2 at Kennesaw Elementary in Kennesaw, Georgia where she has taught for the last 27 years. She has earned Teacher of the Year for Kennesaw Elementary, Cobb County Elementary P.E. Teacher of the Year, Georgia AHPERD Elementary P.E. Teacher of the Year, Southern District SHAPE America Elementary P.E. Teacher of the Year, the Award of Excellence in P.E., Southern District SHAPE America Outstanding JRFH Coordinator, and National SHAPE America Outstanding JRFH Coordinator. Emily has also coordinated annual Jump Rope For Heart events that have involved the entire school, as well as the community, while raising more than $796,000 for the American Heart Association.
01:01:10
September 30, 2020
Scaling the Summit, with Debbie Rhea
Debbie currently serves as Full Professor in Kinesiology and Associate Dean of Research and Health Sciences in the Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Texas Christian University. She also is the Project Creator and Director of LiiNK (Let’s Inspire Innovation ‘N Kids). LiiNK and other researchers have shown that children who engage in more physical activity and play and more quality academic content daily will do better academically than children who are sedentary, less creative and active, and pressured with more quantity academic content daily. Join us as we talk about physical education, recess, the arts, and much more!
01:02:42
September 23, 2020
Scaling the Summit, with Brian Devore
Along with his current position as Professional Development Manager for OPEN, Brian is a two-time Georgia AHPERD President, Georgia AHPERD’s Social Media Director/Webmaster, OPEN National Trainer, and SHAPE America Southern District Past President. Most recently, he was the recipient of the first OPEN National Trainer Impact Award for his service and dedication to OPEN. Join us for a great conversation discussing technology, virtual instruction, OPEN PhysEd, leadership and much more!
01:03:58
September 16, 2020
Scaling the Summit, with Connie Dacus
Throughout her career, Connie has served as an advocate for schools and universities to model and monitor the delivery of quality physical education instruction to every student. She is a true servant and leads by example. Her journey started as a military kid and Connie has recently retired from Alabama State University where she taught future physical education teachers. 
57:23
September 09, 2020
Scaling the Summit, with Karen J. Thomas-O'Dowd
Karen served at the University of Central Oklahoma for more than 27 years, working as the women’s head track coach, field hockey coach, senior women’s athletic director, assistant dean in the College of Education and vice president of Academic Affairs. She was the first Oklahoman to serve as president of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Karen has also served as executive director of two state AHPERD associations, Oklahoma and Florida. Join us as we learn about Karen's career, her mentor Ms. Dugan, her time at Texas Woman's University, and how she became involved in the profession.
01:08:33
September 02, 2020
Let's talk tech and leadership with Henry Castelvecchi
Henry Castelvecchi is the Executive Director of Virginia HPERD and is a true leader in the profession. Join us as we talk technology, leadership, and the upcoming school year.  
55:02
August 23, 2020
From the gym to the front office...
Jaime Giangrosso chatted with us about her recent move into administration. A talented teacher and true community builder, Jaime shares her views on quality physical education and the importance in finding your people. 
38:47
August 23, 2020
Scaling the Summit, with Guest Melanie Lynch
Melanie's accolades are jaw-dropping... 2004 Pennsylvania AHPERD Health Educator of the Year 2012 Pennsylvania AAHPERD Honor Award 2012 Eastern District Health Education of the Year 2015 SA Outstanding Professional in Health Education Award 2016 SA National Health Education TOY But, her passion, energy, and love for the profession far exceed any award she has won. We were honored to have her on the show.  Take a listen....and be inspired. 
58:53
August 19, 2020
A conversation with Dr. Donna Hester
Donna Hester currently serves as the Executive Director of ASAHPERD and is a Curriculum Architect for HEAL United.  Donna played an instrumental role in the inaugural Health & Physical Literacy Summit.  We were honored to have her join the Radio Gold team. 
56:07
August 12, 2020
Scaling the Summit, with guest Dr. Andrew Lewis
Dr. Andrew Lewis has had a storied career in his 40 odd years teaching at the College of Charleston. Andrew is a servant leader and his commitment to his students and his profession is evident. Take a listen and be inspired. 
47:45
August 05, 2020
Scaling the Summit with Dr. Donna Dunaway
Dr. Donna Dunaway has had a profound effect on many people within the health and physical education profession. She has led a life of service throughout her career and continues to make a difference even in her retirement. How did Donna find her calling and passion?  Who has been her inspiration? What is her family's claim to fame?  Take a listen, be inspired, laugh, and get to know the legendary Dr. Donna Dunaway. 
01:04:52
July 29, 2020
What makes the HPL Summit special?
Jaime Giangrosso spoke with Scaling the Summit hosts, Charity Bryan and Sandra Sims, and shares a memory from the 2020 Health and Literacy Summit. 
01:25
July 08, 2020
Scaling the Summit
Have you ever wanted to have personal conversation with the movers, shakers, and legends in the fields of health and physical literacy? Tune in to "Scaling the Summit" as co-hosts Charity Bryan and Sandra Sims have candid, yet powerful, conversations with those that have made an important impact.  If you want to be inspired and energized, or if you just want to laugh and hear some great advice, this podcast is for you.  
01:29
June 19, 2020