2019 NCPEID Elections Candidates

On April 29, voting will open for the NCPEID Executive Committee, Board of Directors, as well as, APENS Committee. Please take a moment to review the 2019 candidates prior to casting your vote. 

Election Timeline

  • April 29: Voting opens and members receive email instructions on how to cast their ballot.
  • May 13: Voting ends.
  • May 15: Newly elected members are announced.

The NCPEID Executive Committee and Board of Directors would like to thank each of candidates for their willingness to serve in these positions.

The following positions and candidates will be voted on and elected by the NCPEID members:


NCPEID President-Elect Candidates

Michelle Grenier

Michelle Grenier, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized expert in the field of inclusion and adapted physical education. Dr. Grenier is a strong advocate for students’ access to physical education, particularly students marginalized by disability, gender or race. She served as editor for two Human Kinetics publications entitled Physical Education for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Comprehensive Approach and Physical Education for Students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities. She is currently under contract with Human Kinetics with three of her colleagues for a book on Universal Design in Physical Education. As an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of New Hampshire, she oversees the adapted physical education program at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the Health and Physical Education Major. Dr. Grenier also serves as a co-chair for the University Commission on Community, Equity, and Diversity at the University of New Hampshire. 

Dr. Grenier has presented her research on inclusion and best practices at the state, national and international levels and acts as a consultant to schools throughout the country. She is the Adapted Physical Education representative for the New Hampshire Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, former chair of the national AAHPERD association and is a representative on APE/A interest group for SHAPE America. She has been a mentor for over two decades to future and current professionals in physical education and adapted physical education who have promoted and contributed to the health and well-being of all students, particularly students with disabilities.

Justin A. Haegele

Justin A. Haegele, PhD, CAPE, is an assistant professor in the Department of Human Movement Sciences at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. Prior to joining Old Dominion University, Dr. Haegele received his terminal degree from the Ohio State University. His recent service activities include acting as the Chair of the adapted physical education/activity special interest group for the Society of Health and Physical Educators from 2017-2018 and as a member at large for the National Consortium of Physical Education for Individuals with Disabilities (NCPEID) from 2015-2017. Currently, he is the associate editor for Quest, and serves on three additional editorial boards for academic journals, including Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, British Journal of Visual Impairment, and Palaestra. Dr. Haegele has been the recipient of several awards in the fields of adapted physical activity and physical education, including the David P. Beaver Young Scholar Award from NCPEID, and Research Fellow status with the Research Council of SHAPE America. Dr. Haegele would look forward to the opportunity to serve the Consortium if selected for this position.


NCPEID Vice President Candidate

Andrea Taliaferro

Andrea Taliaferro is an Associate Professor in the Department of Coaching and Teaching Studies at West Virginia University, and holds a joint appointment with the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Design. She received her B.S. in Kinesiology, Physical Education from James Madison University (2000), and holds a M.Ed. (2002) and Ph.D. (2010) from the University of Virginia in the area of Education/Kinesiology, Adapted Physical Education. Dr. Taliaferro holds a national certification from NCPERID as a Certified Adapted Physical Educator, and has seventeen years of experience working with individuals with disabilities in a variety of school- and community-based physical activity/education contexts. She has contributed to several local, county- and statewide interdisciplinary initiatives including McDowell CHOICES and the partnership between the National Inclusion Project and CPASS Lifetime Activities Programs. Dr. Taliaferro serves as the director of the Friday Adapted Physical Education Practicum Program at West Virginia University, which provides weekly developmentally appropriate physical activity programming to approximately 90 school-aged children with disabilities. Dr. Taliaferro’s research interests are related to minimizing health disparities for individuals with disabilities through the improvement of inclusive physical activity opportunities in school- and community- based settings. Her research productivity includes multiple book chapters and publications, over 70 peer-reviewed presentations at the state, national, and international levels, and 3 provisional patent licenses. She is a member of several professional organizations and has served as the VP- Elementary representative for WVAHPERD and as a Board Member-at-large for the NCPEID.


NCPEID Member-at-Large Candidates (2 needed)

Melissa Bittner

Thank you for consideration for me as a Member At Large for NCPEID. I am an assistant professor at California State University, Long Beach with a research interest in motor performance for children with autism spectrum disorder. I have been an active member of NCPEID since 2016 and am currently serving a 3 year stint on the NCPEID Membership Subcommittee. In this position, my goal would be to continue to investigate membership retention. Through initial meetings within the NCPEID subcommittee, we have plans to investigative membership via survey, create social media guidelines, and explore future NCPEID webinars. I have aspirations to further grow NCPEID’s social media presence. For example, weekly Twitter chats using the hashtag #APEchatter could be posed and social media followers could provide their input and expertise. I manage the @LongBeachStateAPE (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) social media sites and feel my expertise could be utilized. Another goal would be to consider live-steaming future NCPEID conferences. There is much information to gather (e.g., cost, bandwidth, registration) to make an educated decision whether this is a good option for us or not. If we do proceed for the future, I have expertise as Long Beach State is using Facebook to live-stream Dr. Barry Lavay’s lecture “What I’ve Learned in 40 Year of Behavior Management.” Tune in Monday, April 29 @ 6:00pm Pacific Time! In conclusion, I think I have many innovate ideas for the future of NCPEID and would like to be more involved as I grow as a professional.

A. Josephine Blagrave

Dr. Josephine Blagrave is tenure track faculty at California State University, Chico and has been a member of NCPEID since 2015. Besides teaching classes in Adapted Physical Education, she is the director of the Autism Clinic at Chico State—serving over 60 families each week. Her research focuses include understanding and improving physical activity and health outcomes for those on the spectrum, with a more recently growing emphasis on understanding and improving autistic adult health outcomes. She is passionate about giving those with disabilities a voice in their own experiences, and loves trying to bridge the gaps between research to practice in a meaningful way for both parties. She has two peer reviewed publications, and research nearing completion and in progress focusing on physical activity experiences for autistic adults, participatory action research, and physical activity preferences for minimally verbal children with ASD. She was recently granted funds from the CSU Chancellors office to explore barriers health and basic need access for students with disabilities across all CSU campuses. Dr. Blagrave also founded and directs a non-profit, The Yellow Door, which raises and distributes funds to Northern California families with children and teens with autism spectrum and autistic adults for camps, emergency need, equipment, and supplies that might otherwise not be able to afford. She is the program coordinator for the Northern California Autism Symposium. In its third year, this symposium disseminates research, autistic experiences, and evidence-based practices to families, autistic individuals, practitioners and various service providers in the Northern California region who would not otherwise have access to this information.

Leah Goudy

Dr. Leah Goudy is a nationally certified adapted physical educator (CAPE) who has experience as a PK-12 general education and special education teacher, APE consultant, and University instructor. She has expertise in working with at-risk youth as well as providing early childhood motor skill intervention for young children with developmental delays. Leah currently teaches physical education pedagogy courses for the Department of Kinesiology, health promotion and recreation at the University of North Texas, and online special education courses for the College of Education at Wayne State University. Her primary research interests include improving quality of life for combat veterans with PTSD and individuals with Parkinson's disease through equine assisted therapies, and the development of best practices in physical activity programming for younger students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Her latest publications include the effects of simulated horseback riding on balance and quality of life in older adults with Parkinson's disease, and the effect of structured playgroups for students with ASD.

Marquell J. Johnson

I am currently an associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. My faculty responsibilities include overseeing the licensure program in Adapted Physical Education for undergraduate PETE students. I’m the director of the new Rehabilitation Science major, which is the first of its kind in the University of Wisconsin system. I also serve as the director of two community-based physical activity programs. Physical activity and Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities in the Eau Claire area (P.R.I.D.E.) and P.R.I.D.E.4Adults programs. The P.R.I.D.E. program serves children with disabilities ages 5-16 years by providing them with individualized and/or group instruction in the areas of skill development, fitness, and sport/recreational activities. The program began with 4 children, ten years ago; and currently serves 43 children from ten cities/towns in Western Wisconsin. The P.R.I.D.E.4Adults program serves adults with disabilities ages 17+ years by providing them an individualized exercise program. The program began with 6 adults, eight years ago; and currently serves 16 adults from three counties in Western Wisconsin. All programs are facilitated through undergraduate course requirements and undergraduate volunteerism. My B.A. was completed at Huntingdon College (AL); M.S. was completed at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse; Ph.D. was completed at Oregon State University.

Ben Miedema

I have over 10 years of teaching experience in APE with the public-school system. Additionally, I have over 2 years of being an instructor of teacher preparation courses at the university level and am currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of South Carolina. I currently serve on the membership committee of NCPEID and as an undergraduate student served as the Future Professionals Chair for California AHPERD. During my two year assignment as chair I assisted with the planning and running of two state conferences. As part of the membership committee I have been able to share my thoughts about how to better serve the NCPEID membership from both a practitioner and researcher lens and I look forward to the possibility of expanding this as a member of the Board of Directors.

Adam Pennell

My name is Adam Pennell and I will be graduating with my Ph.D. in Physical Education (Cognate = Adapted Physical Education) this May from the University of South Carolina (USC) and recently accepted a Motor Behavior tenure-track position at Pepperdine University in which I plan to emphasize adapted physical activity experiences/research. My current work heavily focuses on the motor development (e.g., postural steadiness/stability) and health-related outcomes of youth with visual impairments and blindness. During my time at USC, I served as Associate Director of C.A.M.P. Carolina, a weekly, free, physical education/activity program provided each semester for youth with disabilities. I have been a student member of NCPEID since 2017 and have attended both the 2017 (Emerging Scholars Symposium) and 2018 (co-verbal presentation with Dr. Ali Brian) NCPEID Annual Conferences. As a graduate student at USC, I served as a graduate student member of the College of Education Curriculum Committee and as vice-chair of the student-run Doctoral Socialization and Professional Support Committee. As a member of these committees, I was able to hone my abilities for governance/stewardship (e.g., collaboration, diplomacy, representation, strategic planning). Thus, I believe I have the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to excel as a NCPEID Member at Large who would assist with conference program planning, nominations/elections, or membership duties. It would be an honor to serve the professional and student members of NCPEID and to help further the mission of the Consortium as I have greatly benefited from my involvement in NCPEID. Thank you for your consideration!


NCPEID Student Representative Candidates

Emily Gilbert

Emily Gilbert is currently a doctoral student and Graduate Assistant at The University of South Carolina in the process of completing a degree in Physical Education with a track in Motor Behavior and cognate of Pedagogy, under the advisement of Dr. Ali Brian. Previously she attended the College at Brockport State University of New York, where she earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Physical Education and a Master’s of Science in Education for Adapted Physical Education. Following the completion of her degrees she had the experience of teaching elementary physical education, adapted physical education, and coaching in New York State. Over the past eight years Emily has worked at Camp Abilities (Brockport, Saratoga, and Delaware), an educational sports camp for the blind and visually impaired, as a sports instructor. Additionally, Emily has been a Graduate Assistant at The College at Brockport (2013-15) and The University of South Carolina (2017- present). Throughout her graduate assistantship Emily has had the opportunity to sit on Departmental (Doctoral Support and Professional Socialization Committee) and College Committees (Diversity Committee) at the University of South Carolina, in addition to teaching courses as instructor of record. Emily’s dissertation topic is examining the overall motor competence, physical activity, and quality of life for individuals whom have been diagnosed with a visual impairment due to cancer.

Matthew Patey

Matthew Patey is a PhD student in the area of adapted physical activity and physical education in the Department of Physical Education at the University of South Carolina, under the supervision of Dr. Ali Brian. Matthew was born and raised on the far East coast of Canada, in the beautiful province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Matthew attended Memorial University, where he completed his Bachelor of Physical Education, Bachelor Primary/Elementary Education, and a Master’s in Physical Education. Matthew has been employed as a classroom teacher as well as a physical education teacher for grades K-6, in the public-school system. In addition, he has had extensive experience teaching physical education and classroom subjects within a youth correctional facility. Matthew’s Doctoral dissertation explores the impact an inclusive physical education program can have on school culture and students’ social and emotional growth. Matthew has had experience being a session chair at the North American Federation of Adapted Physical Activity. Outside of academia Matthew has competed collegiately in freestyle wrestling throughout his university education. Upon conclusion of his competitive career, Matthew segued into a leadership role within the sport: teaching and coaching locally and provincially. This transition led Matthew into becoming head coach of both the men’s and women’s wrestling teams at Memorial University, this position afforded Matthew the opportunity to sit on the Canadian Wrestling Coaching Association board. In addition to this experience, Matthew currently holds a seat as the chairperson of coaches on the board for Newfoundland and Labrador Wrestling.

Myung ha (Mason) Sur

Myung ha (Mason) Sur, is a second-year doctoral student at Georgia State University working with Dr. Deborah Shapiro. Mason received his master’s degree in adapted physical education from Northern Illinois University under the advisement of Dr. So-Yeun Kim and Dr. Laurie Zittle. As a master’s degree student, Mason gained practical experience teaching adapted PE in preschool and elementary school settings. He conducted research on the attitudes of parents towards physical activity for their children with disabilities. As a doctoral student, Mason has continued to teach adapted physical education in elementary, and middle school settings. Mason has also supervised students during student teaching at all levels and has gained knowledge and expertise in the administration of and mentorship of students in edTPA. Mason has taught college classes including Introduction to Kinesiology, Introduction Skills in Health and Physical Education, and Invasion game class. Mason’s research interests focus on physical activity promotion among persons with physical disabilities. Mason has presented his research both orally and as poster sessions at national (PETE/HETE and SHAPE America) and international (NAFAPA, ISAPA) conferences. Mason also has presented practical topics relating to infusing disability sport into comprehensive school physical activity programs and the use of federal laws to guide APE practice. Mason’s experience with different formats for poster sessions, his ability to evaluate students both academically and in practicums, his dedication to attending professional conferences and his demonstrated ability to disseminate new knowledge makes him a strong candidate to address the responsibilities of the student representative.


NCPEID Historian Candidates

Sharon Tiffany Bowers

Dr. Sharon Tiffany Bowers is an Assistant Professor in the School of Kinesiology at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas where she serves as coordinator of the Sport Pedagogy concentration, teaches classes in adapted physical activity, and guides the capstone experience. She earned her PhD in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Adapted Physical Education from Texas Woman’s University in 2009. Before arriving at Tarleton State, Dr. Bowers taught at Louisiana Tech University and served as coordinator of the graduate program in Adapted Physical Education. Dr. Bowers’ current research interests include the investigation of practices in higher education (i.e., team-based learning, project-based learning, various student engagement techniques, and transformative learning experiences) and the impact on student’s acquisition of knowledge, skills, and dispositions. While at Louisiana Tech, Dr. Bowers was awarded the Outstanding Teaching Award and selected as Best Lecturer by the students in the College of Education. Most recently, she received the university’s Engaged Faculty Award for service learning, civic engagement, reciprocal community partnerships and research, and contributions to the public good.

Andrew Colombo-Dougovito

After completing my PhD from the University of Virginia, I have been working as an assistant professor at the University of North Texas (UNT). Additionally, at UNT, I have served as the Director of the Physical Activity and Motor Skills program (UNT-PAMS) and as a faculty liaison to the Kristin Farmer Autism Center. As an Assistant Professor, I have continued my research on the physical activity behaviors and motor skills development across the lifespan of individuals on the autism spectrum. Over the past two years, I have served on the NCPEID Board as a Member-at-Large and, for one year, as the Chair of the Membership Committee. During this time, I have enjoyed working with the members of the board, and the consortium as a whole, to further the mission of the consortium. As a Member-at-Large, I have enjoyed supporting the initiatives of the board and the annual meeting. As Chair of the Membership Committee, I have worked with committee members to identify the strengths of the consortium, so as to harness and growth the membership of NCPEID. This has ignited an interest in myself to learn more about the consortium and our shared profession as a whole. As Historian, I look forward to continuing my service to the consortium by capturing the vast wealth of institutional knowledge of our shared profession. By archiving our past, we are able to create a roadmap for the future.


NCPEID Research Chair Candidates

Ronald Davis

Dr. Davis is a professor of Adapted Physical Education/Activity at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels at TWU. He has been involved in Adapted and Paralympic sport as a coach, official, training camp administrator, Atlanta Paralympic Classification Director, and textbook author. He has authored two textbooks related to teaching Adapted Sports in General Physical Education. After 20 years at Ball State University Dr. Davis took a position at TWU in 2007. Since his arrival he has authored/co-authored over 20 papers, two textbooks, and presented professional lectures at Universities around the United States, Belgium, Korea, Canada and China. His scholarly focus has been on addressing sport performance for athletes with disabilities, instruction in Adapted Physical Education/Activity, and providing Adapted sport clinics for other university personnel. He has been a director and coordinator of Professional Preparation Training grants from the U.S. Department of Education, and currently directs a project for injured military called Project INVEST (Injured Veterans Entering Sports Training). His research interests include: The Effects of Whole Body Vibration on BMD of individuals with SCI; Physical Activity and Psychological Affect for Wheelchair Basketball Players; Effects of Structured Exercise Programs on QOL for Injured Military Veterans, and Effects of Game Outcome on Psychological Affect of Military WC Basketball players. Dr. Davis is a former President of NCPEID.

Scott McNamara

Dr. Scott McNamara is an assistant professor at the University of Northern Iowa who teaches physical education and adapted physical education (APE) courses. Dr. McNamara recently received his Ph.D. from Texas Woman’s University, where he examined how to use podcast to impact special education administrators’ understanding of APE. Dr. McNamara’s research interest include: improving awareness of the importance of APE, podcasting, educational leadership, and best practices in APE. Dr. McNamara also has numerous publications and has presented his research at local, state, national, and international levels. As of April 2019, Dr. McNamara has 7 published/accepted peer-reviewed articles and 39 peer-reviewed presentations. In addition, Dr. McNamara has developed the “What’s New in APE” podcast that attempts provide insight into the profession through interviews with panels of APE professionals.

Sally Taunton

Sally Taunton is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of South Carolina. She received her doctorate in Physical Education with an emphasis in Special Education/ Adapted Physical Education in 2018 from the University of South Carolina. Prior, Sally received her Master’s and Undergraduate degree from Troy University. While at the University of South Carolina, she co-founded CAMP Carolina, a weekly physical activity program for children with disabilities. Sally received both the SHAPE America Adapted Physical Education Doctorate Student of the Year Award and the University of South Carolina Breakthrough Stars Research Award in 2018. Sally’s primary research focus is examining the effects of inclusive pedagogical strategies on children’s fundamental motor skills during early intervention and physical education. She is currently working with an initiative to develop an add-on Adapted Physical Education certification for the state of South Carolina, in addition to helping develop an Adapted Physical Education Master’s program at the University of South Carolina.


NCPEID APENS Committee Two-year Candidates (2 needed)

Beth Hersman

I have been the program director of Adapted Physical Education at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio since 2014. I designed the program as an online APE endorsement with a culminating task of requiring my students to take the APENS exam. I believe the APENS standards are very important and moving forward, I want to try to incorporate them into my state's APE endorsement program requirements as I strongly believe that multiple APE related courses, hands on experiences, and content knowledge are all important in teaching students with disabilities. I want to help promote APENS as much as possible to try to include more states that require the APENS exam as an exit requirement to obtain an APE endorsement.

Kaky McPeak

I have been a CAPE since the first exam, and have been an APE specialist for over 30 years. As co-founder of the N.C. Adapted PE Advisory Council in 2010, I have served in a variety of administrative roles; website is NC-APE.com. Currently, as an APE specialist in NC teaching approximately 76 students spread across 32 schools on year round, modified and traditional calendars, K-12. I teach APE, Adapted Aquatics, Pediatric Adapted PE, and Adapted Activities at NC Central U and have begun an APE consulting business of my own (APEinabox.com). I have presented topics for the CEC Conferences in NC as well as for NC DPI at assorted venues, and as a member of the executive board of the NC APE AC, I serve as the NC point of contact, & teach workshops for those taking the CAPE exam. My specialty areas include Assessment & Evaluations, ASL, Low - Incidence populations, IEP development, data collection and functional assessments. I work with Adults with Disabilities in the RTP area, have served on committees for the Valor Games-SE, Bridge 2 Sports, and Special Olympics across N.C. As a current teacher pre-k to 12, and University level, my knowledge, skills and abilities would be an asset to GPE teachers, APE specialists, administrators, and Departments of Public Instruction in the current global society. I am currently studying for the CIFT and Autism Exercise Specialist under ACSM guidelines and hope to complete that process by July 2019. Thank you for your time and consideration.


NCPEID APENS Committee Three-year Candidates (2 needed)

Suzanna Rocco Dillon

Suzanna Rocco Dillon, PhD, CAPE is an Associate Professor of Adapted Physical Education in the Department of Kinesiology at Texas Woman’s University in Denton (TX, USA). In this capacity, she is involved in professional preparation specific to adapted physical activity (APA) at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral level, including supervising interdisciplinary APA practica providing programming to PK-12 students with disabilities. In her over 20 years of work in the field of adapted physical activity, her professional activities have also included teaching PK-12 APE, coaching Special Olympics Sports®, work with non-profit organizations serving individuals with disabilities, and being an advocate for individuals with disabilities. Dr. Dillon has previously served on the Board of Directors for the National Consortium for Physical Education for Individuals with Disabilities (NCPEID) in a variety of capacities including as the organization’s President. Dr. Dillon recently served as a contributing author for the 3rd edition of the Adapted Physical Education National Standards (APENS) and the revised APENS exam. Dr. Dillon currently serves on the NCPEID Legislative and Advocacy Committee, and on the Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (TAHPERD) Adapted Physical Education Advisory Committee. She also serves as an APE advocate on the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Voices for Healthy Kids Physical Education/Physical Activity Coalition and with the National Coalition on Personnel Shortages in Special Education and Related Services.

Chih-Chia (JJ), Chen

I am happy to nominate myself (Chih-Chia, Chen) as a potential member at APENS committee at NCPEID. Dr. Chih-Chia (JJ), Chen currently is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Mississippi State University. After graduating from college, he worked as was elementary physical educator for five years. Meanwhile, he completed his master study in Physical Education at National Taiwan Normal University. Since 2007, he went to Arizona State University for his doctoral degree in Kinesiology with emphasis on motor behavior and exercise psychology in people with intellectual disabilities, particularly Down syndrome. He then worked as Lecturer in the Department of Health and Human Physiology at the University of Iowa. Dr. Chen is a Certified Adapted Physical Educator and ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist. He has extensive sport training experience in people with intellectual disabilities and school obese students. While working at Mississippi State University, he establishes contacts with university students with intellectual and developmental disabilities and throws himself into Adapted Physical Activity course on campus and local Special Olympics programs. In addition to community service, he also participates in multiple research projects and teaches different courses relevant to Adapted Physical Activity area (e.g., motor control in special population, adapted physical education, exercise management for people with disabilities) for physical education and exercise science majors at the university level. Therefore, I believe these practicum experiences would be an ideal match for this position.

Brock McMullen

Originally from Tomahawk, Wisconsin, I am an assistant professor in the department of exercise and sport science at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. My primary professional work focuses on the preparation of adapted physical education teachers for pre-K–12 school districts. I received my bachelor’s degree from UW-La Crosse and my master’s degree and Ph.D. from the University of Utah. I taught general and adapted physical education for 5 years and currently teach undergraduate and graduate courses in adapted physical education at UW-L. I serve as the director of our adapted physical education personnel development grant funded by the Office of Special Education Programs and the US Department of Education as well as the Adapted Physical Education Teacher Preparation Program and the Center on Disability Health and Adapted Physical Activity at UW-La Crosse. I collaborate extensively with local public school adapted physical educators and parents of students with disabilities to best prepare future teachers.

Wesley Wilson

Wesley J. Wilson is an assistant professor in the School of Kinesiology at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He completed his PhD at the University of Virginia. Wilson’s scholarly interests focus on the socialization of adapted physical educators and how teachers understand and implement special education legislation in physical education. Beyond research and teaching, Wilson founded and directs the Teaching Individualized Movement Education (TIME) and LifeTIME programs for individuals with disabilities. Since 2017, Wilson has also been a member of the committee that revised the third edition of the Adapted Physical Education National Standards.

Brad Weiner

Achieving APENs certification in 2005 with renewal in 2012 and about to apply for recertification in May 2019; I am seeking a position to serve on the APENS committee. Previously, I have been honored with serving on the NCPEID board as the secretary (2013 - 2014) and vice president (2014 - 2017). Throughout the past 15 years, I have worked as an adapted physical educator and physical educator in Maryland, while taking on many opportunities to be part of curriculum committees. Between 2012 - 2017, I served on Maryland's Adapted Physical Education Consortium (MAPEC) board as the vice president, president, and past president. In 2015 as the president, the board and I were tasked with strengthening the organization by developing bylaws, a website, a quarterly newsletter, a free mini-conference, and organizing the membership. I am currently SHAPE America's APE/A Special Interest Group chair with my term ending in April 2019. I've achieved certification from the National Board Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) in 2008 and renewed in 2018. This experience provided me the opportunity to help them revise their board standards between 2011-2012. I believe these experiences would support my ability to best support the NCPEID's goals related to APENS.