SHAPE America Physical Education Council

The SHAPE America Physical Education Council is one of SHAPE America’s five program councils, which are all charged with the following responsibilities:

  • Advise and make recommendations about programs, products and services related to the respective focus areas, considering overall impact, member benefit and return on investment.
  • Provide recommendations on existing programs, products, services, and activities in relation to the organization’s strategic plan and recommend continuation, revision or elimination. Help guide new initiatives through the review process and recommend task forces and ad hoc committees needed for completion.
  • Build communication with related SHAPE America special interest groups (SIGs).
  • Provide reports/updates prior to each SHAPE America Board of Directors meeting and/or upon request.

Specifically, the Physical Education Council addresses the areas of:

  • Dance;
  • Physical education teacher education (PETE);
  • PreK-12 physical education;
  • Adapted physical education; and
  • State/district physical education administration.

Physical Education Council Activities & Recent Projects

The Physical Education Council conducts the following activities:

Application Form

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Physical Education Council Members

  • Nilo Ramos (Chair)
    Coastal Carolina University, SC
  • Nicole Lindgren
    University of Central Missouri, MO
  • Janet M’mbaha-Zarnesky
    Alabama A&M University, AL
  • Patty Kestell
    Thorson Elementary School, WI
  • Robert Holmes
    Jefferson County Public Schools, KY
  • Adriana Lucero
    University of New Mexico, NM
  • Joe Velardi
    Connecticut Association of Schools, CT
  • Jo Bailey (BOD Liaison)
    DC Everest Senior High School, WI

Special Interest Group

The following special interest group (SIG) functions under the Physical Education Council:

  • Adapted Physical Education & Physical Activity

To join a SIG, log in to your SHAPE America member account. Go into the My Profile section and select the Interest Areas tab to view/edit your Special Interest Groups.