Sangre Ridge PE Teacher Selected for CDC Program

Story provided by Stillwater Public Schools

Project SWITCH has selected Sange Ridge Elementary School Physical Education Teacher, Sarah Ehrlich as one of sixteen physical educators in the state to participate in the CDC leadership program, with the goal of assisting schools across the nation in adjusting to the challenges of COVID-19.

Ehrlich joins Stillwater Public Schools Nurse David Coates, announced earlier this month, on the project.

According to Shana Classen, Director of Health and Physical Education, Oklahoma State Department of Education, Project SWITCH (Strengthening Wellness and Improving Teachers and Children’s Health) is a one-year supplemental program from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) that seeks to provide training and assistance to schools on the implementation of the CDC’s COVID-19 guidance in the areas of physical activity, chronic disease management, social emotional climate, nutrition services, and supporting high risk/vulnerable populations.

As part of the project, Mrs. Ehrlich will be assigned to a region of the state and attend monthly meetings and additional trainings. Mrs. Ehrlich will conduct virtual Communities of Practice meetings with her peers across the state to share CDC information and support individual professionals at other schools in the region.