Resources for School Administrators

The pandemic illuminated the need for schools to consider students’ physical, mental, and social-emotional health above all else — and an important part of the solution must be health and physical education.

School administrators — including principals, district-level administrators and superintendents — provide vital leadership in the schools and communities they serve. We encourage administrators to take advantage of funding opportunities to develop and expand programs that improve the physical, mental and emotional health of their students.

Administrator Series

The SHAPE America Administrator Series highlights administrators from around the country who understand the critical link between health and education — and who have created school environments that prioritize student health and wellness.

Featured Administrators
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Scott Taylor

Principal, Park Brook Elementary School (MN)

Why Our Elementary School Keeps Its Focus on Fitness: A Principal’s Perspective

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Scott Taylor has been a principal in the Osseo Area Schools for 16 years, with 14 years at Park Brook Elementary in Brooklyn Park, MN. Increasing physical education and fitness has been key to academic growth at Park Brook. He graduated from Northern Arizona University and St. Cloud State and has an administration licensure from St. Mary’s University. He can be reached at [email protected].
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Ashley Krause

Associate Superintendent, Farmington R7 School District (MO)

How Our School District Used the WSCC Model to Promote Health and Wellness

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Dr. Ashley Krause is associate superintendent for the Farmington R7 School District in Farmington, MO. She is actively involved in many state organizations and has made presentations in various state and national conferences such as MOCASE, where she currently serves as president. You can reach her by email at [email protected] or follow her on Twitter @drkrauseashley.
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Chris Lineberry

Principal, Apache Junction High School (AZ)

Addressing the Physical and Emotional Needs of Students During COVID-19: A Principal’s Perspective

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Dr. Chris Lineberry is principal of Apache Junction High School in Arizona. He was raised and cut his teeth in education in North Carolina where he attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and became a principal in 2005. In 2006, Chris had a heart attack at school, which was the impetus for his focus on the education of the whole child and the importance of self-care among educators.

Administrator Blog Posts

How to Prioritize Health and Physical Education

Establish and adopt policies, standards and guidelines

Evaluate and elevate existing programs

Support your HPE Program with strong staff and strong initiatives

New National Standards Coming Spring 2024!

Learn more about final opportunities to provide feedback during the revision of the National Physical Education Standards and National Health Education Standards.

National Physical Education Standards help ensure students have all the tools they need quote from debbie rose elementary p e teacher

Leading Healthy Schools

This free professional development program, created in partnership with the CDC Healthy Schools branch, will equip school and district administrators with the knowledge and skills to lead healthy schools. Register for the inaugural cohort by August 28.

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It's Time to Prioritize Health & Physical Education


Physical Education and Physical Activity; Kids Need Both

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Using the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model to Ensure Student Success

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Benefits of Physical Education & Physical Activity

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