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Two former national teachers of the year will speak at LCSC

LEWISTON, Idaho – Two national teachers of the year honorees will be among the keynote speakers at the Lewis-Clark State College Movement & Sport Science Division’s undergraduate leadership development workshop and research symposium on April 18-19 at the college.

Lori Dunn, the 2006 National Association for Sports and Physical Education’s High School Physical Education Teacher of the Year, and Jessica Shawley, a 2012 recipient of the Society of Health and Physical Educator’s (SHAPE) National Middle School Teacher of the Year award, will both speak on April 18 during the Leadership Development Workshop at the Williams Conference Center. Dunn will present on “Skills and Characteristics of Being a Good Leader” at 9-10:15 a.m., and Shawley will discuss “Becoming an Engaged Professional” at 1:30-2:45 p.m.

On April 19,  Matt Silvers from Whitworth University will present on “Projects, Pain & Pineapples… Oh My! Helpful Lessons for the Next Generation of Researchers” at 9-9:50 a.m., also at the Williams Conference Center.

All three talks are free and open to the public.

Dunn has been the pre-K-12 physical and health literacy program manager for the Seattle Public School system since 2007. She is responsible for providing curriculum, supervision, mentoring, assessment and providing professional services related to teaching and teacher education in physical education, health literacy and grant writing. She has secured more than $5 million in grants during that time and has earned many honors and awards. She is the current president-elect for the SHAPE’s America Western District.

Shawley is a teacher at Moscow Middle School and was honored in 2017 with SHAPE’s Mabel Lee Service Award. She has served in a variety of positions, both in Idaho and regionally, for SHAPE and has been responsible for successfully obtaining more than $1 million in grants for the Moscow School District. She also serves as a Fuel Up to Play 60 advisory member. She earned her degree at Whitworth University where she played softball and then received her master’s degree from the University of Idaho.

Silvers is an associate professor in the Health Sciences Department at Whitworth and is the event director for the IronMay Challenge, a triathlon held yearly around Cheney, Wash. He previously served as Pullman High School’s cross country coach and taught strength and conditioning courses at both Washington State University and UI. He also has served as race director for several running and triathlon events.

During both days of the events, there will be breakout sessions featuring faculty from Lewiston High School and Moscow Middle School, and LCSC. The breakout sessions are for LCSC students and faculty only.

For more information on the speakers or the event, contact Heather Van Mullem, chair of the Movement & Sport Science Division, at either [email protected], or 208-792-2781.