Professor to serve as Society of Health and Physical Educators president

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Dr. Kymm Ballard has been elected to serve as president-elect of Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) America. 

An assistant professor and coordinator of health and physical education programs, Ballard joined Campbell in 2014. With ten years of experience instructing elementary and secondary students, she spent more than 11 years working at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, where she developed curriculum, secured resources and provided professional development to implement effective health, physical education, and athletic programs. She also serves school districts and organizations in developing partnerships that promote lifelong wellness, assisting in their search for funding and connecting them to appropriate partners. 

Ballard was awarded the National 2002 P. E. 4 Life Advocate of the Year award for her work both in North Carolina and in Washington, DC. She is also the first and only teacher to receive both the Physical Education Teacher of the Year and Health Education Teacher of the Year Awards in the same year. She has received the NC Coach of the Year award and the highest Honor Awards presented by North Carolina AAHPERD. Among her most notable awards, Ballard received the Channing Mann National Administrator of the Year from her colleagues in National Association of Sport and Physical Education (NASPE). Moreover, at the same national conference, she was awarded the highest honor award of the Society of State Directors for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation: the Si McNeely award.

Dr. Ballard is an alumnus of Appalachian State University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators serves as the voice for 200,000+ health and physical education professionals across the United States. The organization’s extensive community includes a diverse membership of health and physical educators, as well as advocates, supporters, and 50+ state affiliate organizations.