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            Milwaukee Public Schools Curriculum Specialist to be Honored                      at SHAPE America National Convention

RESTON, VA, March 7, 2017 — Brett Fuller, curriculum specialist, Health, Physical Education, Safe and Supportive Schools for the Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS), will be honored with the Channing Mann Physical Education Administrator of the Year Award by SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators during its 132nd National Convention & Expo, March 14-18 in Boston.

A skilled and passionate educator who is committed to the physical, emotional and academic health of students, Fuller embodies the Channing Mann Award criteria of leadership, service, advocacy and contributions to the curriculum. He will receive the Channing Mann Award at the SHAPE America Celebration of Professional Excellence Ceremony on Thursday, March 16.

The award-winning administrator is responsible for curriculum, supervision, mentoring, assessment and providing professional services for health and physical education within Wisconsin's largest district, supporting 150 physical education specialists. His career spans over two decades, and his philosophy centers upon the ideal of teaching students to be healthy for a lifetime. He believes in improving health and physical education not only at the district level, but within Wisconsin and nationally. 

According to SHAPE America President Jackie Lund of Georgia State University, "this award honors an individual who exemplifies the highest standards in accomplishment, innovation, and leadership."

Fuller facilitated the collaborative effort to reduce teen pregnancy in Milwaukee by 65 percent since 2007, including revising and implementing MPS Human Growth and Development Curriculum for K5-9th grade. He led the implementation of the SPARK curriculum for all K-8 students in MPS, resulting in a MVPA increase from initial 37 percent to 59 percent of classroom time, resulting from in-district collaborations and academic partnerships with Marquette University and Medical College of Wisconsin. The collaborative also created physical activity and nutrition videos for classroom teachers. The creation of a K-12 standards-based report card is another example of supporting student health by teaching them what it means to be physically literate. Finally, over 100 MPS schools are now Let's Move! Active Schools.

Currently serving as Past President of Wisconsin Health and Physical Education, Fuller has advocated before the Wisconsin legislature on the importance of quality sexual and physical education. He also chairs the SHAPE America State and District Administrators Special Interest Group, led a task force on revising a position statement on dodgeball, and is a certified SHAPE America Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program trainer. 

A presenter at local, state, and national conferences, including the 2011 Urban Physical Education Summit in New York City, he planned and facilitated the 2014-2016 SHAPE America PE Coordinators Mini Conference. Fuller not only believes in teaching students the value of health, but also in disseminating evidence-based practices across Wisconsin and America.

Fuller received his Bachelor of Science in education from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater and a Masters of Arts in education from the Marian College of Fond du Lac.

More than 4,000 health and physical education teachers, researchers and other physical activity professionals are expected to attend the convention, which is the largest event of its kind in the country. The convention, which will take place March 14-18, is held in partnership with SHAPE America Eastern District and the Massachusetts Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (MAHPERD). For more information about SHAPE America's National Convention & Expo, visit the website and follow #SHAPEBoston.

 

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About SHAPE America
SHAPE America - Society of Health and Physical Educators is committed to ensuring all children have the opportunity to lead healthy, physically active lives. As the nation's largest membership organization of health and physical education professionals, SHAPE America works with its 50 state affiliates and national partners to support initiatives such as the Presidential Youth Fitness Program, Let's Move! Active Schools and the Jump Rope For Heart/Hoops For Heart programs.

Since its founding in 1885, the organization has defined excellence in physical education, and our resources provide the leadership, professional development and advocacy that support health and physical educators at every level - from preschool to university graduate programs. For more information, visit www.shapeamerica.org.