SHAPE America Board of Directors

The governing body of SHAPE America is an 11-member Board of Directors. The Board is composed of 11 professional members, including the president, past president and president-elect. The Board may also appoint up to two (2) non-voting members who are not professional members of SHAPE America.

Directors serve at-large and represent the whole membership. The chief executive officer serves as an ex-officio director without vote.

Contact the Board of Directors at board@shapeamerica.org.

2017-18 Board of Directors

President
Fran Cleland, West Chester University, West Chester, PA
Fran Cleland is a professor in the Department of Kinesiology at West Chester University (WCU). She has been teaching at WCU for 21 years and is also the assistant chair of the Health and Physical Education Teacher Certification Division. Cleland also taught at the University of New Hampshire and East Stroudsburg University (PA). Prior to teaching at the college level, she taught K-12 health and physical education in Indiana, Virginia and Oregon. Cleland's research has focused on implementing critical thinking in K-12 physical education. She is the lead author of the textbook, Developmental Physical Education for All Children –Theory into Practice, to be published in 2016.

President-Elect
Judy LoBianco, South Orange-Maplewood School District, Maplewood, New Jersey
Judy LoBianco is a supervisor of health, physical education and nursing services for the more than 6,600 students in the South Orange-Maplewood School District in New Jersey. She is responsible for high school scheduling, curriculum development, equipment and program purchases, and staff professional development.

A SHAPE America member since 1988, Judy has held leadership positions in the organization, including president of Eastern District and most recently as an at-large member of the Board of Directors. At the state level, she has served as president of the New Jersey Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NJAHPERD). She is the recipient of both the Everett L. Hebel Award and the Channing Mann Award, which recognize excellence in administration and supervision in physical education. She also received a 2017 SHAPE America Honor Award.

Past President
Jacalyn Lund, Georgia State University, Atlanta
Jacalyn Lund is professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health at Georgia State University. During 16 years of public school teaching, Lund experienced many of the problems faced by teachers, which led to her interest in accountability and assessment in her higher education career. Throughout her career, she has focused her efforts on making physical education an essential part of the school curriculum and on improving teacher effectiveness. She served on the committee that developed the National Content Standards for Physical Education in 1995 and was president of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE). In 2012, she was inducted into the NASPE Hall of Fame. Lund received her Ph.D. from The Ohio State University, M.S. from the University of Northern Colorado, and her B.S. from Michigan State University.

Directors

Collin Brooks, R.E. Jewell Elementary School, Bend, OR
Collin Brooks is an elementary physical educator in Bend, OR. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Oregon State University, and since the start of his teaching career in 2007, he has received the NASPE STARS Award for Physical Education Program Excellence and his National Board Teaching Certification. Brooks recently served on the SHAPE America Northwest District Leadership Council. As chair of professional development, he created a free webinar series for physical educators all over Northwest District as well as the nation. He is also part of a new movement of physical educators who are dedicated to finding innovative ways of expanding professional learning networks and professional growth digitally via social media, podcasting and blogging.

Charlene Burgeson, Let’s Move! Active Schools, Washington, DC
Charlene Burgeson is executive director of Let’s Move! Active Schools, a national collaboration of leading health, education and private sector organizations working to ensure that 60 minutes of physical activity a day is the new norm for children in K-12 schools. She is employed by the Partnership for a Healthier America. Burgeson served as executive director of NASPE from 2003-2011. She has given more than 100 national and international presentations and is a certified association executive. She received a master's degree in physical education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Terri Drain, Vintage Hills Elementary School, Pleasanton, CA
For the first 12 years of her career, Terri Drain taught high school and coached in rural and urban communities in British Columbia, Canada. In 1998, she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area and began her current assignment as an elementary physical educator in the Pleasanton Unified School District. In this position, she has written curriculum, developed the district's wellness policy, fought against program cuts, advocated for quality physical education, worked to educate the community about the value of physical education, and secured grants to reduce class size. In 2007, she was recognized as the CAHPERD Elementary Teacher of the Year and in 2008, she was named the Southwest District Elementary Teacher of the Year. Drain is a National Board Certified Teacher (2003, 2013) and earned her master's degree in health, human performance and recreation from Central Washington University in 2007.

Brett Fuller, Milwaukee Public Schools, Wisconsin
Brett Fuller is the curriculum specialist for health and physical education within Milwaukee Public Schools, which supports 160 physical education specialists. His career spans more than two decades, and in that time his philosophy has centered on teaching students to be healthy for a lifetime. At the state level, Brett served as president of Wisconsin Health and Physical Education and on the Wisconsin Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Health. At the national level, he has presented and published on topics ranging from bullying in the PE classroom to the Danielson Framework. In addition, he led a task force on revising the NASPE Dodgeball Position Statement, and is a certified trainer of SHAPE America Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program.

Baker Harrell, IT’S TIME TEXAS, Austin
Baker Harrell is the CEO and founder of IT'S TIME TEXAS, a non-profit cause organization whose mission is to empower people to lead healthier lives and build healthier communities. Based in Austin, IT’S TIME TEXAS has become a preeminent community health organization that has impacted the health of millions of Texans in hundreds of communities. Prior to founding IT’S TIME TEXAS, Harrell completed a master’s degree in health education with a concentration in childhood obesity. His philosophy of empowering people to initiate pro-social change is reflected in the work of IT’S TIME TEXAS and is supported by his interdisciplinary doctoral research, which focused on the intersection of social movement studies, social marketing and public health.

Artie Kamiya, Great Activities Publishing Company, Durham, NC
Artie Kamiya is a former elementary physical educator (Raleigh, NC), state director of health & physical education (NC Department of Public Instruction), and the senior administrator for K-12 Health & Physical Education (Wake County Schools, NC). Kamiya received a Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A self-proclaimed #PEGeek, Kamiya is very active on social media and wants more SHAPE America members to do the same! He is also known for his work as the president and founder of Great Activities Publishing Company.

Steve Mitchell, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
Steve Mitchell has been at Kent State University (KSU) in Ohio since 1992. He holds a Ph.D. from Syracuse University and is currently a professor of physical education in the School of Teaching, Learning & Curriculum Studies at KSU. Mitchell has authored numerous articles and book chapters related to standards-based teaching in physical education, and has also co-authored two textbooks related to teaching games for understanding within public school physical education. Mitchell is a past president of the Ohio Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance. Recent undertakings include membership on the state PE standards curriculum writing and assessment development teams, membership on SHAPE America restructuring committees and the PE Metrics revision task force.

Ann Paulls-Neal, Wherry Elementary School, Albuquerque, NM
Ann teaches physical education at Wherry Elementary School in Albuquerque, NM, and is the head girls’ track and field coach at Highland High School. She also currently serves as executive director for SHAPE New Mexico, is a member of the Joint Projects Committee, and is a Physical Activity Leader (PAL) Trainer. Ann’s devotion to her own professional growth has helped her be a leader in professional development for other teachers, and she received National Board Certification in Early and Middle Childhood Physical Education in 2004. In addition to presenting at state and district conferences, Ann has served as Southwest District president. She received the Mabel Lee Award in 2011 and Jump Rope For Heart and Hoops For Heart Recognition Award in 2015.

Anne S. Wiggin, Iotla Valley Elementary School, Franklin, NC
Anne Wiggin is a health and physical education teacher at Iotla Valley Elementary School in Franklin, North Carolina. Anne teaches life lessons, and her students soon come to realize that the things she expects from them are not necessarily in the curriculum. She earned her National Board Certified Teacher in Early and Middle Childhood Physical Education 2004. At the state level, Anne has served two terms as president of the North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance and Sport Management. She has also maintained several leadership roles in SHAPE America Southern District, including as member-at-large on the Leadership Council. She has served on the Representative Assembly at the state and district level and as AAPAR delegate and Alliance Assembly delegate at the national level.

Program Councils

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North American Society

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