I am thrilled for the opportunity to introduce myself as the new Program Manager of Project Healthy Schools. What a wonderful summer it has been already! I come to PHS with over ten years of school-based health experience and have traveled around the country working alongside schools in Michigan, Mississippi, Indiana, and Florida. This proud Michigander is excited to finally be back on Michigan soil and is ready to serve our students across our great state! My education background includes a PhD in Health Behavior and a minor in Education Law and Leadership, a Master of Public Health degree, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Exercise & Health Science. I’m excited to have the opportunity to bring my work and education experience to PHS to help support the ongoing and future efforts of Project Healthy Schools.

The team at PHS has been working hard to prepare for the upcoming school year, and we are excited to be back with our returning PHS schools as well as the newest schools who will be joining us for the first time. Our wellness coordinators have done outstanding work in terms of taking on new initiatives with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and have made updates to our PHS curriculum. We’re excited for you all to see the updates! The PHS team has been a tremendous support during my transition to my new role, and it is no wonder why you all back this outstanding program! I am looking forward to meeting you all in the future, whether virtually, via e-mail, or, hopefully, in person. Thank you for your continuing support of Project Healthy Schools!

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