WHY PEACH?

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We provide cutting edge and up-to-date teaching practices in the physical education, coaching and health areas. In the 80’s, we had years of 700, 800 and 900 attendees from California, Washington, and a few others from various states and countries.

The purpose of the workshop is to promote interest and professional advancement opportunities for teachers, coaches, and athletic administrators; to provide opportunities for in-service education, staff development, and self-improvement; to upgrade programs of physical education, coaching and health by identification and presentations of trends and exemplary teaching techniques and programs.

How does this affect you and your community? As you are aware, health issues continue to rise in our youth. Our youth is becoming more sedentary and obese. Kids don’t play outside like they used to. We need to provide education for our youth so that they can make good choices in their efforts to lead a healthy lifestyle. This has to happen in our schools.

Unfortunately, due to the economy, lack of funds for educators to tap in to and rising costs associated with providing these speakers and housing our participants, our attendance has decreased over the past seven years. We run the workshop on the registration fees, as Cal Poly does not provide any type of financial support. Physical educators are not having an opportunity to experience this type of workshop for professional advancement—a hands on experience.

Even though we have been limited during this time, we do have a committed core of educators that continue to access our Workshop. Attendees comment that their experience is very positive in helping them to go back their schools and provide current information/trends. They get something from our Workshop that they don’t get from an online course and in their school staff development—a hands on experience with top professionals in the field.

We would like to be able to bring in more speakers and help more physical educators and coaches to be able to attend the workshop. In order to do this, we are seeking outside sources of funds to offset costs. Sponsor a speaker, donate to our silent auction, sponsor a teacher, donate to the conference, etc. Anything you could do to help us in these efforts would be very much appreciated. No amount is too small.

WHY IS COMMON CORE IMPORTANT?

“Regarding Common Core, I am very familiar with the process and how to implement it into physical education classes.  Most of what I teach is how to blend class curriculum into a movement experience.  Common core requires Math, Language Arts, and Science to be blended with Physical Education.  I have everything from Theory to specific lessons that I could guide people through.  I feel once the concepts are grasped, the reasoning and application experiences will be formulated by the PEACH participants.  If we are to survive as a valid curricular subject, we need to blend our work to make it a global learning experience.  This means empowering every student in their Heart, Mind, Body, and Soul.  Using high quality teaching pedagogy with Common Core Curriculum allows for amazing learning results so students leave well educated.”

– Darren Avrit, Professor at University of La Verne

Our Wonderful Staff

In Education

At PEACH

On PEACH Committee

Jo Anne
Daughtry

Current PEACH Director

Who’s on the PEACH Committee?

Jo Anne Daughtry

Jo Anne Daughtry

Athletic/Activities/Facilities Director, PE Teacher

Jo Anne has taught Physical Education and Business for the last 30 years at Kentwood High School. She was recognized as Teacher of the Year at Kentwood in 2007. She coached volleyball and softball for over 20 years, earning Coach of the Year honors in both.

Robyn McMillan

Robyn McMillan

Teacher/Coach/Co-Department Chair

Robyn has been a full-time Physical Education teacher at Paradise High School for the past 24 years. During these years she has taught 9th grade Introduction to Physical Education, Net Games, and Weight Training. She has also coached Softball, JV Volleyball, and Field Hockey.

Marc Olson

Marc Olson

PE Teacher

Marc has been teaching at the Richland School District for 19 years. He has been the elementary PE teacher for 4 years and the high school PE teacher for 2 years. He also taught at the Pasco School District for 3 years as the elementary PE teacher. He was an Assistant high school football coach for 28 years and a defensive coordinator for 10 years which included a second place finish in 1996 and a State Championship in 1999.

Steve Smith

Steve Smith

PE Teacher

Danya Townsend

Danya Townsend

Activities/Athletic Director, PE and Dance Teacher

Danya has been teaching at Riverview Middle School since 2009. During that time she has taught Physical Education, Dance, Weight Training, and Leadership. She has coached middle school, high school and club volleyball since 2009 and has served as sports coordinator and activities director at Riverview. In 2016 she was named Teacher of the year at Riverview Middle School.

Emily Dodds

Emily Dodds

High School PE and Athletic Director

Emily has been teaching at Roseville High School since 2011. Since starting at RHS, Emily has taught Physical Education, AVID, Health and Recreation Administration, along with being the Athletic Director since 2015. Emily is often found at the pool where she has played water polo collegiately, as well as coached at the club and high school level and was a lifeguard and swim instructor.

Jeff Nelson

Jeff Nelson

Dean of Instruction

Jeff has played tennis professionally and has been ranked in USTA’s Northern California region in men’s singles and doubles. He played on the State Championship tennis team at Canada College 1976. He has coached men’s soccer and men and women’s tennis. He has also taught tennis, badminton, self defense, weight training and fitness courses.

Samantha Salfen

Samantha Salfen

Elementary and Middle PE Teacher

Samantha Salfen has been in the Physical Education field since 2012. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science i degree in Kinesiology from Cal State East Bay and went on to receive her teaching credential with an emphasis in Adaptive Physical Education in 2011. Miss Salfen is currently teaching physical education at Oak View Elementary School. Her teaching style focuses on the student’s overall well-being rather than just the physical aspects of Physical Education. Miss Salfen continues to find new ways to engage the students daily.

James Fanshier

James Fanshier

Teacher/ Coach/ Referee

Lori Schmersal

Lori Schmersal

PE Teacher/ Coach

 

 

 OUR SPEAKERS

<strong>Craig Heslop</strong>

Craig Heslop

Speaker

Tribal Fitness was created from Craig’s desire to return humans back to natural movement, food and living. He is a journeyman having lived in Africa, UK, New Zealand, Australia and the Middle East. This has given him exposure to different cultures, biomes and tribes. He has used his experience and education to create the philosophies of Tribal Fitness. From a young age, Craig enjoyed success in the sporting arena but his true passion was always for nature.
Today, Craig writes his monthly article for FACT Magazine and he has appeared in several newspapers throughout the Middle East. He continues to write his blog and work with a diverse range of people. Craig has a particular passion for working with juniors. By working with people who have not been corrupted by a modern lifestyle , Craig works to lead the future generation to their optimal health and fitness. He is currently developing the Tribal After-School Program that will cover natural movement, eating and living for children. Craig enjoys paddle boarding and can often be seen paddling the coastline around Bahrain. He enjoys Brazilian Jujitsu, Kettlebell training, climbing trees and exploring nature. He lives with his awesome wife Elyse and super son, Tallis.

<strong>Pete Newell Jr.</strong>

Pete Newell Jr.

Speaker

With five minutes left in a high school basketball game, the coach whose team was ahead by 30 walked around the court and motioned to a student standing and cheering with dozens of others in the bleachers. The coach’s message: Come on down.
The student, senior Will Wetmore, is one of the most popular athletes at Santa Cruz High School. The quarterback on the football team and third baseman on the baseball team, he’s been a part-timer on the basketball team because he’s been nursing a sore wrist from football. He hasn’t been on the court in a month, but he had on his uniform under his clothes.
The son of the man who coached Cal to its only NCAA title, in 1959, Newell has been coaching since he was in the eighth grade, working with grade- school kids. But he doesn’t look the part. He wears metal-rim glasses and sandals, keeps his hair short and his white beard long. Says senior Austin Swift, “You hear people say, ‘Is that your coach?’ ” He looks more like a poet or a member of ZZ Top. “He’s one of the most gracious people I’ve ever met,” athletic director Bob Kittle said. “He shies away from any attention to himself. He does a lot of little things for kids that people don’t see. But it takes a special kid to play for him. He’s very demanding.”

<strong>Donald Chu</strong>

Donald Chu

Speaker

Donald Chu received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1974. His degree in Physical Therapy is also from Stanford. He has a Masters in Kinesiology & Physical Education from CSU, Hayward. He is a professor emeritus from CSU, Hayward after a teaching career spanning over twenty years. From 2001-2003, Dr. Chu served as the Director of Athletic Training & Rehabilitation at Stanford University. He is currently Clinic Director of Athercare Fitness & Rehabilitation.
He holds certifications as an Athletic Trainer (ATC) from the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) and as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA). He is the author of “Jumping into Plyometrics, 2nd edition”, “Power Tennis Training”, “Explosive Strength & Power” (Human Kinetics publisher) and “Plyometric exercises with the Medicine Ball, 2nd edition” (Bittersweet publishing). He has authored several chapters in books on Sports Medicine, particularly in both the area of rehabilitation and performance enhancement. Dr. Chu has consulted with elite athletes at every level on the development of training and conditioning programs.

<strong>Guin Boggs</strong>

Guin Boggs

Speaker

Guin Boggs is in his fifth year as the head women’s basketball coach for the Lady Warriors. In his second season, he guided the Lady Warriors to their best conference finish in school history with a 9-3 record and second place finish. The Lady Warriors advanced to their first California Pacific Conference Championship game before falling to Holy Names. Boggs was named the 2010-11 California Pacific Conference coach of the year. In the 2012-13 season, the Warriors set a new school record (WJU ERA) with 15 wins and advanced to their second California Pacific Conference tournament championship game.
A native of Huntsville, Alabama, Boggs is an accomplished and well known basketball coach in Northern California. He has high school, community college, and four year college basketball coaching experience. His most recent coaching position was at Ponderosa High School in Shingle Springs, California and Granite Bay High School in Granite Bay, California where he was also a physical education teacher.

<strong>Greg Clink</strong>

Greg Clink

Speaker

Greg Clink is in his sixth year as the head coach of the Chico State men’s basketball program. The former Wildcats player and assistant coach has succeeded in bringing the tradition of winning basketball back to Acker Gym, leading the ’Cats to four straight winning seasons, four consecutive postseason appearances and the program’s first-ever California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) regular season title. Clink enters the 2013-14 season with a career 82-64 record in his five years as Wildcat head coach.
Under Clink’s guidance, Chico State posted an overall record of 19-11 in 2012-13. Thanks to a nine game winning streak down the stretch, the Wildcats finished third in the conference and reached the finals of the CCAA Championship Tournament for the second straight year. Led by All-CCAA standouts Damario Sims, Rashad Parker and Amir Carraway, Chico State earned a No. 7 West Region ranking and a second consecutive invitation to the NCAA Championship Tournament.

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