SHAPE America Membership

Member Spotlight
What members are saying

Why did you become a SHAPE America member?

SHAPE America is our professional organization. As future professional physical and health educators, we must lay the foundation for our career. Membership is just one fraction of what this organization can do for you!

Dr. Dana Espinosa (member since 1977)
Associate Professor of Kinesiology, East Carolina University, NC

Why is it so important to be a SHAPE America member?

For us at Mason, it is important that our teacher candidates realize they will be the next generation of leaders. Therefore, to develop their sense of professionalism, we require them to engage in multiple professional activities – one option is to become a SHAPE America member to learn about the benefits such a membership can offer.

Dr. Dominique Banville (member since 1996)
George Mason University, VA

Why should I join SHAPE America?

SHAPE America provides a network for health and physical educators who will stand with you throughout your professional journey, from pre-service teacher to seasoned veteran. SHAPE America is committed to providing the resources needed to stay passionate and committed to the field and become effective leaders and change agents.

Dr. Cathy Houston-Wilson (member since 1986)
SUNY College at Brockport, NY

SHAPE America is our professional organization. As future professional physical and health educators, we must lay the foundation for our career. Membership is just one fraction of what this organization can do for you!

Dr. Dana Espinosa (member since 1977)
Associate Professor of Kinesiology, East Carolina University, NC

Why did you become a SHAPE America member?

Introducing future professionals to the profession is essential! Having them become a member of SHAPE America can have a lasting impact on the profession and the preK-12 students they will work with during their careers. SHAPE America offers future professionals the tools, support and guidance to become high quality health and physical educators.

Dr. Ingrid Johnson (member since 2000)
Grand Valley State University, MI

Why is it so important to be a SHAPE America member?

I am a student studying health and physical education. SHAPE America is an organization that will help develop my skills as a physical and health educator.

Jake Ivey (member since 2018)
Western Michigan University, '19, Physical & Health Education Teaching Major

What are you grateful for with your SHAPE America membership?

I'm grateful for the opportunities that SHAPE America provides students and professionals to be recognized for their achievements through grants and awards. Now that I am a professional working in the field, I find it important to stay connected with other members who are equally passionate about advancing the field, and finding innovative ways to keep our youth healthy.

Dr. Tan Leng Goh (member since 2010)
Central Connecticut State University, CT

 

 


Why did you become a SHAPE America member?

I joined SHAPE America because I am returning to the teaching profession after about 14 years and I wanted to familiarize myself with all of the latest and greatest information. I knew SHAPE America would be an excellent resource in doing so.

Jennifer Johnson (member since 2018)
Physical Education Teacher, Tennessee

Why is it so important to be a SHAPE America member?

When I stepped into my first national convention, simply being in the presence of thousands of physical educators was powerful. My passion was reignited in part by existing in the same space as so many like-minded people.

Jonathan Jones (member since 2016)
2018 SHAPE Maryland Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year

What made you become a SHAPE America member?

I joined SHAPE America to be a part of the national PE community, to be able to attend the national Convention and learn from some of the best PE minds in the country.

Robert Nicholson (member since 2013
Health/PE Instructor, Missouri

 

 

Why did you become a SHAPE America member?

Every teacher needs to prioritize his or her plan to promote continued learning when they are finished with their post-secondary experience. Being a member of SHAPE America is a fantastic choice for future physical educators as they are presented with so many resources when they start their careers. Attending a conference almost guarantees new professional connections and friendships.

Ms. Jenny Smith (member since 2004)
Iowa State University, IA

Why is it so important to be a SHAPE America member?

I joined SHAPE America to be in the loop and up-to-date with the latest trends in our profession. I'm always on the lookout for new materials related to health and fitness, and ways to motivate 8th graders, process assessments, and integrate technology into my classroom.

Christine Hoelker (member since 2018)
Middle School Physical Education, California

What do you enjoy most about your SHAPE America membership?

I am a Physical Education Teacher Educator and member. I continue to present nationally, regionally, and state-wide. I enjoy meeting up with former peers and continuing my education.

Dr. Fitni Destani (member since 2006)
Associate Professor Physical Education, Keene State College