Freytag is a nationally recognized fitness expert, speaker,
and contributing editor to Prevention magazine and an author
of several books. Chris has served as the chairman of the
board for the American Council of Exercise for several
years, and was named as a top ten influencer in the world of
fitness by Sharecare. Chris has appeared nationally in
SUCCESS magazine, on The Today Show and as a regular healthy
lifestyle guest on QVC. Chris also appears weekly on NBC’s
Minneapolis/St. Paul affiliate Kare 11 News, in a segment
called Motivation Monday, featuring actionable nutrition
and exercise tips.
her high energy style and dynamic presentations, Chris
inspires audiences in both corporate settings and on the
national stage with her mission to motivate bodies and
resides in Minneapolis with her husband. They have three
children ages 22, 20, and 17 and a dog named Dakota. When
Chris isn’t working or working out, she enjoys spending time
with her friends and family, cooking, outdoor activities and
giving back to her community.
L. Tackmann, B.S., M.E.P.D., (Consultant) is an exemplary
health education instructor, consultant and author in the
Eau Claire Area School District in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
She was selected as one of the top teachers in the nation by
USA Today, was awarded national "Health Education
Professional of the Year Award" by ASHA and AAHE, and is a
Disney Teacher Award recipient.
Deb is in
high demand for her high energy and exemplary presentations
and has keynoted and presented in over 25 different
MacKenzie Mushel has been selected as the SHAPE America
National Dance Education Teacher of the Year 2014 in
addition to being named both the Central District and
Colorado Dance TOY in 2013. She has been teaching courses
in Dance, Health, Physical Education, and Adapted Physical
Education for eight years. For the past eight years she has
applied her love of movement and dance in her work with
students at Rocky Mountain High School in Fort Collins, CO.
MacKenzie’s devoted commitment to
making dance accessible to all is demonstrated every single
day in the stellar work she does in and out of her
classroom. She brings a unique energy and passion to her
work that reveals itself in the high expectation she sets
for her students and all they accomplish in her classes. In
MacKenzie’s time with Poudre School
District she has been nominated for PSD Promising Teacher of
the Year 2008 and PSD Collaboration Award 2011. MacKenzie’s
dedication to preparing teachers more adequately to teach
dance is evident with her innovative facilitation of
professional development across the state of Colorado and
presentations at multiple state and national conventions.
One year ago the MNAHPERD Board of Directors established an
August to August membership enrollment. This is a reminder
that all memberships will be due on August 1, 2013. You may
fill out the
mail in registration form or you may update
on-line. If you do not wish to pay the credit card fee
for on-line registration, it is perfectly acceptable to mail
your membership with a check to Nancy Christensen – 25673
Muskrat Lake Dr., Detroit Lakes, MN 56501. You will receive
a receipt with a membership card either way. We know that
sometimes confusion results when there is change, we
apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you!!
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am honored to lead our organization during 2014! We have a
wealth of knowledge, experience, passion, and energy on our
Board of Directors as well as thousands of health/physical
educators (HPE) and developmental adapted physical educators
(DAPE) across the state that all can work together to focus
on the health and well-being of our school-age children.
We still have a
lot to do in our profession to ensure that the students of
Minnesota have access to knowledge and opportunities to
learn (and practice) positive health and physical education
behaviors/skills. As Dr. Jane Greenberg (2013 conference
keynote speaker) noted, this generation’s children will live
5 years LESS than their parents! It MUST be our mission as
HPE/DAPE educators in Minnesota to give them these 5 years
back and much, much MORE!
My goals for this
year include increasing membership, especially future
professionals – as they are our future! I am also focused on
increasing our regional workshops – getting ‘good stuff’ out
to teachers in their own backyard. This is especially
important for those teachers who are unable to attend the
fall conference and for teachers to have options DURING the
year to get rejuvenated! Finally, I am excited about our
fall 2014 conference and putting together yet ANOTHER great
conference for the HPE/DAPE teachers in the state!
Here is to a
GREAT 2014 – email me
(firstname.lastname@example.org ) with ANY suggestions,
questions, or concerns regarding our organization! Looking
forward to seeing you at a regional workshop and the fall
conference November 3-4 at Wayzata High School!