Stephanie Morris, CEO of SHAPE America, discusses how to integrate mental health into physical education. The discussion focuses on health.moves.minds. programming from SHAPE America, mutli-disciplinary collaboration within schools and how we can create culture change within buildings.
Stephanie A. Morris serves as Chief Executive Officer at SHAPE America, the nation’s largest membership organization of health and physical education professionals. Since being founded in 1885, the organization has defined excellence in physical education, and SHAPE America’s National Standards for K-12 Physical Education serve as the foundation for well-designed physical education programs across the country.Previously, she served as a deputy executive director for the National Association for the Education of Young Children, a professional membership organization working to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research. In this role, she oversaw the development and implementation of strategies related to the organization’s membership, conferences, professional development programs and resources, corporate partnerships and customer care.
Prior to this role, Morris was the assistant vice president for membership and marketing at the American Council on Education, where she oversaw and directed all marketing, web and membership activities for this higher education association, representing more than 1,800 college and university presidents from all sectors.
Morris has also served as Assistant Vice President for marketing and business development at Widmeyer Communications, a mid-sized independent public affairs firm headquartered in Washington, DC, and as the Director of Communications for the National Women’s Business Council, an independent advisory group comprised of C-suite women executives that reports to the White House and others on women’s entrepreneurship.
Morris volunteers as a Girls on the Run Coach for Discovery Elementary School in Arlington, VA, and has served on several nonprofit organization boards, including the Lee-Fendall House and Museum in Alexandria, VA; Horizons Women’s Theater in Washington, DC; and, the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Washington, DC.
Morris holds an MBA from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, and earned her bachelor of arts degree in Russian and Eurasian Studies from Mount Holyoke College.
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