Leading Healthy Schools: Administrator Capacity Building Program

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National Networking

Connect with other administrators across the country and collectively increase your awareness of wellness policies and practices to benefit your school community.

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Access to Resources

Gain access to evidence-based resources and tools to advance equitable health practices and programs at your school AND influence the creation of additional resources.

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Relevant Development

Experience professional learning experiences designed specifically for administrators to be able to apply immediately to their daily practice.

Past Cohorts Say...

“I was able to focus on staff wellness, make connections with people that I would have never had the opportunity to connect with, and this has led to other connections and opportunities.”

— Molly Smith, Principal, North Powder, OR

“I had a program implemented here at the juvenile center and we are adding to it, which makes the program more valuable to the children participating. This will make the community healthier.”

— Andrea Moeller, Director, Terre Haute, IN

“I enjoyed being able to have intentional time, share resources, and connect with other administrators around the country tackling similar challenges.”

— Miles Williams, Principal, New Orleans, LA

Who Should Join?


Assistant Principals



  • With a desire to foster increased physical activity and positive education for the entire school community
  • Committed to continued learning and promotion of equity, diversity, and inclusivity
  • Seeking to support high-quality, standards-based Health and Physical Education programs

What Can Participants Expect?

Participants will:

  • Join a cohort of 20 administrators from schools across the country;
  • Attend a mix of whole group and interest-based small group professional development sessions;
  • Receive 1:1 strategic planning and implementation support, and;
  • Travel to SHAPE America's national convention in Baltimore to share knowledge with SHAPE constituents and continue networking and skill development.

Equipment to Promote Physical Activity

Complimentary SHAPE America Membership

Travel Stipend and Accommodations

Certificate of Development Hours

Past Participants

Developed by SHAPE America through the National Initiative to Advance Health Equity in K-12 Education by Preventing Chronic Disease and Promoting Healthy Behaviors, CDC-RFA-DP22-2203 with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)