Andy Milne to Keynote the 2019 Arizona State Convention

Heather Chewning, President Advocacy, Best Practices, Executive Director, Future Professionals, Marketing, Membership, News & Events, Partnerships, President's Message, Public Relations

Heather Chewning, President of Arizona Health and Physical Education would like to announce that Andy Milne will be the Keynote Speaker for the 2019 Arizona State Convention, November 21st. 

Andy Milne has traveled around the world in his 23 years as a teacher and coach, teaching and coaching on four continents. Originally from England, Andy taught physical education in London for 12 years before immigrating to America in 2008. Since that time he has worked in Special Education at Barrington High School, written and taught the health curriculum at Carmel Catholic High School and now teaches Kinetic Wellness and Health at New Trier High School. He has been recognized for his teaching and passion for health by IAHPERD, ASHA, and was named as SHAPE America’s National Health Education Teacher of the Year in 2017.

Andy received his BA (hons) in Sports & Recreation at Staffordshire University and his PGCE in Physical Education & English at Exeter University, both in England.

Andy shares his passion for teaching and his engaging teaching ideas via social media and also through the slowchathealth.com  blog which provides an opportunity for teachers around the world to collaborate and highlight their successes. In 2017 he launched the sendateacher initiative which raises funds to support health and physical education teachers in need.

As a member of SHAPE America, Andy has served as the health representative for IAHPERD and has sat on special project committees for ASHA, SHAPE America and IAHPERD. He has been recognized for his innovative use of technology in the classroom and uses these tools to give an authentic voice to his students, extend the life of their creations and bridge the gap between the classroom and the community.

Having presented at State, District and National level Andy believes that it is the role of his students to share the message of health literacy with friends, family and the community before ultimately advocating for those less health literate than themselves.

Please click on the picture below to see the Announcement Video from Heather and Andy.