Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

SHAPE America Selects Sean Nevills to Lead COVID-19 Project

 

RESTON, VA, August 4, 2020 — SHAPE America ‒ Society of Health and Physical Educators is pleased to announce the selection of Sean Nevills as project director of the COVID-19 project, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Sean Nevills HeadshotNevills most recently served as director of health and physical education with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. He is a former high school physical education teacher and head football coach. Nevills has also taught adapted physical education and served on health & PE curriculum development teams, wellness committees, and equity, diversity, and inclusion task forces throughout the state of Missouri.

“We are excited to welcome Sean on board to lead the development of resources and tools that health and physical educators need to navigate new models of learning during COVID-19,” says Carly Wright, SHAPE America’s vice president of advocacy and equity, diversity, and inclusion. “His experience in education will be an asset to the SHAPE America team.”

Over the one-year cooperative agreement period, Nevills will be leading efforts to create resources and professional development around the topics of culturally responsive teaching in health and PE, teacher self-care, trauma-informed practice, distance learning, and teaching in person with physical distancing.

“I am honored to join the SHAPE America team and for the opportunity to lead this important project,” says Nevills. "I look forward to serving educators through this unique school year and supporting our field of health and physical education.”

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About SHAPE America
SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators serves as the voice for 200,000+ health and physical education professionals across the United States. The organization’s extensive community includes a diverse membership of health and physical educators, as well as advocates, supporters, and 50+ state affiliate organizations.

Since its founding in 1885, the organization has defined excellence in physical education. For decades, SHAPE America’s National Standards for K-12 Physical Education have served as the foundation for well-designed physical education programs across the country. The organization was also a proud member of the coalition that developed the National Health Education Standards.

SHAPE America provides programs, resources and advocacy to support health and physical educators at every grade level as they prepare all students to lead a healthy, physically active life. The organization’s newest program — health. moves. minds.® — helps teachers and schools incorporate social and emotional learning so students can thrive physically and emotionally.

To learn more, visit www.shapeamerica.org.





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Contact SHAPE America at:
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About the COVID-19 Project

New Resources for Health and Physical Educators


In August, SHAPE America began a one-year project —funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) — to help health and physical educators navigate new models of learning during COVID-19, including in-person instruction with physical distancing, distance learning, and hybrid learning. 

Project Director Sean Nevills will lead efforts to create resources and professional development around the topics of culturally responsive teaching in health and PE, teacher self-care, and trauma-informed practice.

Professional development will include:
  • Leadership workshop on culturally responsive teaching in HPE 
  • Webinar series on culturally responsive teaching in HPE 
  • Webinar series on teacher self-care
  • Webinar series on trauma-informed practices in HPE

    New HPE instructional resources will include:
  • Videos of HPE activities and lessons with a focus on providing equitable resources
  • Videos of trauma-informed HPE activities and lessons
  • Instructional resources with a focus on SEL
  • Trauma-informed resources for HPE instruction
  • Culturally responsive resources for HPE instruction 

  • All resources will be available through SHAPE America at no cost.