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Building Healthy School Communities

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In collaboration with OSU Human Performance and Nutrition Research Institute, get expert knowledge of best practices to build and maintain a healthy school community.


Who Should Participate?

Superintendents, counselors, teachers, administrators, athletic directors, and other various school officials.



The Building Healthy School Communities ECHO Program is a closed cohort model. It is held every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month.




What does the Building Healthy School Communities ECHO Program Offer?

  • Physical and Health Literacy
  • Mental and Emotional Health for Teachers and Students
  • Improved Nutrition Literacy and Programs
  • Planning And Assessing Comprehensive, Systemically Integrated Programs
  • Examples Of Excellent Programs and Role Models
  • Developing And Communicating Health/Wellness Vision to School and Community



Sessions will address multiple topics including, but not limited to:

  • Importance of Physical and Health Literacy
  • Relationship between good nutrition and performance
  • Incorporating physical education and activity before, during, and after school
  • Mental Health: Student Focus
  • Mental Health: Employee Focus
  • Nutrition Education and Training
  • Partnerships and Resources
  • Community Engagement



Kathy Curry

John A. and Donnie Brock Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy

Oklahoma State University


Deana Hildebrand

Professor and Associate Department Head

Nutritional Sciences Department

College of Education and Human Sciences

Community Health Program Lead

Oklahoma Extension Services


Sarah Ehrlich, NBCT

Physical Education Teacher

Sangre Ridge Elementary School

CASA for Kids, Payne County


Shana Classen, M. Ed

Director of Health and Physical Education

Oklahoma State Department of Education


Chris McNeil

Executive Director

Youth Medical Mentorship

Board Member

Union Public Schools


Kacey Gilbert, PhD, NCSP

Assistant Professor, School Psychology

Director, School Psychology Center

College of Education and Human Sciences

Oklahoma State University


Jenni Klufa

Associate Extension Specialist

Community Nutrition Education Programs

Oklahoma State University


Janet Rosales

ECHO Coordinator

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