Momentum Heading Into The New Year

Happy New Year! Can you feel the momentum moving into this new year? There’s so much to be grateful for just thinking about the first couple of weeks in January. It’s phenomenal. I’m excited and honored to be speaking at the Norris School Staff Martin Luther King Jr. Professional Development Day on January 16th about the importance of health, wellness, and kinesthetic lessons to meet the needs of the whole child and whole teacher.

A huge thanks to Superintendent Dr. Skretta who invited me to Nebraska. He’s presented nationally on topics ranging from health and wellness to school safety, instructional leadership, school improvement, and human resources. Dr. Skretta was an invited speaker for the Let’s Move Active Schools national rollout, joining First Lady Michelle Obama on a conference call which included other key leaders in student health and nutrition. Dr. Skretta was an invited participant at the Let’s Move! Active Schools Leadership Roundtable 2014 White House Event sponsored by the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. His articles have appeared in numerous publications including NCSA Today, AASPA’s Perspective, Principal Leadership, and English Journal. Thanks to Dr. Skretta and the Norris staff for the invitation to share creative ways of creating meaningful health and wellness changes within teachers and students.

**** I know the weather doesn’t always cooperate in Nebraska at this time of year. I’m sad that I won’t be presenting to the Norris staff this January 16th since the event is rescheduled for the spring.  I look forward to speaking and connecting with everyone at the next big professional development day in the early spring. Thanks again for inspiring healthy teachers and students.

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