Year started: 2015
Running Time: 30-60 mins
Wellness LIVE! is a YouTube series I started for my Women's Fitness class. I wanted my students be able to have the opportunity to connect with successful females throughout the world. Health and Wellness is so much more in-depth than what people think. It not just about eating healthy and having physical activity. It's about being comfortable in your own skin, mental/emotional health, finding a career you love, and how you treat others!
Mental Health & Dance
Year started: 2014
Unit: Dance & Mental Health
Mental health is a growing concern in our society today from depression, PTSD, bullying issues, and so much more. I believe that all aspects of health and wellness needs to be taught and addressed. Dance and self expression is a great way to teach mental health. For the past 5 years I have teamed up with Heather Winia from Groove Method to help teach the importance of knowing your body and staying true to yourself.
Therapy Dog in Training: Brody James
Year Started: 2017
Animal therapy has become a huge topic in schools and health and wellness. I adopted Brody James from West Michigan Humane Society in the spring of 2017. He has been in training ever since. Currently, Brody comes to work 3 days a week and serves in my classroom, counseling office, other staff classrooms and buildings. He reads and visits with the elementary schools every other week. Goes for runs with students. Lets students and staff pet and relax with him. He overall brings joy and love to the students and staff of Pennfield Schools.