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Lori S. Dunn, PreK-12 Physical Education and Health Literacy Program Manager
Lori received her bachelor's from Eastern Washington University and two master's degrees in Education (administration and counseling) from Azusa Pacific University. Previous to joining the Seattle Public Schools Dunn taught physical education for 23 years. In 2006 she was selected as the NASPE National High School Physical Education Teacher of the Year. Dunn is a past president of Washington and the Northwest District AAHPERD, and has served on many other committees for AAHPERD. Her professional interests are in teaching, curriculum development and advocating for quality programs.
Wendy Weyer, RD: Nutrition Services
Wendy received her bachelor's degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition from Washington State University. Wendy has been with Seattle schools for 7 years where she is the Project Manager for the Seattle School District's Communities Putting Prevention to Work grant with Seattle-King County Public Health. This grant is helping to purchase PE equipment for 21 low-income schools, to move salad bars into schools, to connect with local chefs and to launch the district's Harvest of the Month program. Harvest of the Month introduces students each month to locally grown fruits, vegetables, grain and dairy through a variety of nutrition education efforts that are in the cafeteria and classroom. Wendy currently serves as the Northwest Regional Representative to the Public Policy Committee for the School Nutrition Association and participated last January on an Adhoc committee to prepare SNA's formal response to USDA's proposed changes to the School Meal Program.
Brenda Simon, Project Data Specialist
Brenda is the Health and Wellness Data Steward in the Research Evaluation and Assessment Department at Seattle Public Schools. Her position focuses on performing data inventory of and data collection from all departments in Seattle Public Schools who deal with programs related to student health and wellness. Brenda has over 10 years of research experience from working in increasingly responsible positions with the University of Washington.
Lisa Sharp, Data Team
is Supervisor of the Student Health Networking Program at Seattle Public Schools. She has worked with adolescents for 12 years as a case manager, youth intervention specialist, and health educator. Since 2007, Lisa has been at Seattle Public Schools focusing on health and sexuality education, youth risk data collection and analysis, and drug prevention. Lisa has served on several coalitions and committees, including the Communities Putting Prevention to Work Tobacco Prevention Coalition, the Central Seattle Drug Free Communities Coalition, and serves as Chair of the Prevention WINS Evaluation Team.