My Healthy Awesome School
Virtual Certified FFH Coach
|Bio and Background||
I am a certified virtual Wellness Coach for the Force for Health® Network and am currently part of My Healthy Awesome School.
My role is to be an example of how a Coach would use the Force for Health® Virtual Wellness and Nutrition Platforms and apps by setting up my profile and user experience in the way that a Coach would use these tools.
You may see me in some of the training classes or groups for Coaches and Leaders
|Why I am a Force for Health® Member...||
I am a Force for Health® member because I believe that PE, Health, enrichment coordinators, staff and Coaches can really benefit from using the Force for Health® tools, for both their own health, and in the classroom, with their families and even into the community and I want to help more teachers and coaches how to do so.
|How I use the Force for Health Network Tools||
I love how I can manage all of my classes and groups in both the Force for Health Academy, where I assign Learn It! and Live It! Challenges and can easily track their progress AND be able to use the Virtual Wellness Platform and apps to help teach them about movement, nutrition, and exercises.
I love being able to set up challenges for some competition and we will even being using the Fundraising feature in the Spring to help raise money for new gym equipment.
John Wooden is my tole model. He used coaching to develop character and integrity first..then used it to win games and championships with his empowered athletes with grace and humility.
AS my cover image states, one of my favorite quotes from his:
|What would you like people to know about your community?||
Tucson is a great community with 320 days of sunshine, friendly people and beautiful scenery.
We do need to work more, though, on better supporting health and wellness programs for our educational systems. Both the staff and students, along with their families will be better off, which will serve our economic interests better in the long run with a healthier, more balanced and happy workforce.
My Citizenship Health Factors
|Some of the factors that have been challenging for me have been...||
Many of our students come to school hungry, which affects their energy levels and ability to learn effectively. I can feel some of the effects of the COVID school bans, especially with regard to effort and attitudes. I wish we could address this issue more as a full community that involved more parents and key stakeholders.
|It's important for me to be part of my community's health because...||
My passion is promoting wellness and balance through sports, physical activity and mental resiliency.
Schools play a vital role and I want to play my part.
I love how the Force for Health is trying to gamify the practice of healthier citizenship because “Population Health is a Team Sport”.
|Some of the strength of my community health factors are:||
Tucson has incredible weather along with clean, safe outdoor spaces to MOVE and explore.
|Some of the challenges in my community regarding certain health factors are:||
I truly believe that Health and Wellness should be prioritized like Reading, math and science. In fact, you need to be proficient in all of these base areas to be able to make better decisions towards health.
|I believe I can help improve my community's health by...||
Just continuing ot me be me…a passionate, hard working Coach dedicated to helping middle school and high school students increase their health literacy to best prepare them for the world that awaits them.
I want to continue putting pressure on leaders who can impact the support for health-related priorities within all schools.