Welcome to the world of School Health Advisory Councils (SHAC)! The SHAC in Action: Partnering for Healthy Kids initiative is lead by a collaborative group under Texas Action for Healthy Kids (TAHK) SHAC Leadership Team, comprised of a variety of organizations and state agencies, each bringing a unique skill set to the initiative. Current SHAC in Action: Partnering for Healthy Kids partner organizations and agencies include: Action for Healthy Kids, YMCA, the Partnership for a Healthy Texas, IT’S TIME TEXAS, Texas AgriLife Extension, and Dairy Max.
Every school district is required to have a School Health Advisory Council (SHAC). Checkout our SHAC in Action Toolkit below! This collection of tools, resources, online workshops and best practices from districts across the state is designed to help create, enhance and provide on-going support to SHACs throughout Texas.
You have access to the tools and resources, now put your SHAC in Action!
SHAC in Action Toolkit
The SHAC-in-Action: Partnering for Healthy Kids project is proud to provide access to a variety of best-in-class, SHAC-related tools and resources. Use the links below to access websites, downloads, and online workshops that can help you get started or improve an existing SHAC! Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or additional topics for discussion.
External Links & Websites
SHAC Online Workshops
|Date Posted||Time||Duration||Webinar Description|
|April 25, 2017||11:30 AM||60 Minutes||SHACs in Action - Partnering for School Health - What Does the Law Say? Click here to learn more!|
|March 28, 2017||11:30 AM||60 Minutes||SHACs in Action - Partnering for School Health - A Healthy School Food Culture. Click here to learn more!|
|February 28, 2017||11:30 AM||60 Minutes||SHACs in Action - Partnering for School Health - Time for RECESS! Click here to learn more!|
|October 25, 2016||11:30 AM||60 Minutes||SHAC in Action: Focusing on Social and Emotional Wellbeing. Click here to learn more!|
|September 27, 2016||11:30 AM||60 Minutes||SHAC in Action: SHACs Impacting Wellness Change. Click here to learn more!|
|August 30, 2016||11:30 AM||45 Minutes||SHAC in Action: Resources for Recruiting Parents. Click here to learn more!|
|May 24, 2016||11:00 AM||60 Minutes||SHAC in Action: Campus Improvement Plan and Frisco ISD. Click here to learn more!|
|April 26, 2016||11:00 AM||60 Minutes||SHAC in Action: Partnering for School Health - Recess Policy. Click here to learn more!|
We’ve compiled a list of SHAC representatives, organized by district, who have kindly volunteered to provide share their insight and SHAC-related experiences.
|Alief ISD||Alief ISD Wellness Coordinator||Kelley||Sullivanfirstname.lastname@example.org||(832) 309-6759|
|Alto ISD||Chair/Co-Chair||Kim||Holmesemail@example.com||(936) 858-7171|
|Anthony ISD||School Nurse||Marlenefirstname.lastname@example.org||(915) 886-6552|
|Austin ISD||Coordinator of Employee Assistance & Wellness Programs||Melody||Carltonemail@example.com||(512) 414-2282|
|Center Point ISD||Chair/Co-Chair; Executive Director of Student Services||Casey||Johnsonfirstname.lastname@example.org||(830) 634-6126|
|Comal ISD||PE/Health/Wellness CoordinatorCurriculum & Academic Services||Micaeli||Smithemail@example.com||(830) 221-2187|
|Corpus Christi ISD||Parent Co-Chair Executive Director of It’s Your Life Foundation||Zehra||Suranifirstname.lastname@example.org||(361) 229-5561|
|Corpus Christi ISD||PE Coordinator||Richard||Torres||Richard.Torres@ccisd.us|
|Dallas ISD||Director, Health and Physical Education/ Coordinated School Health Initiative||Barbara||Johnsonemail@example.com||(972) 925-6790|
|Dallas ISD||Coordinated School Health Specialist||Catherine||Vowell||CVOWELL@dallasisd.org|
|Del Valle ISD||Director of Health Services||Molly||Garcia||Molly.Garcia@dvisd.net|
|Del Valle ISD||Senior Healthcare Planner||Megan||Cermak||Megan.Cermak@centralhealth.net|
|Detroit ISD||Chair/Co-Chair||Kelly||Peekfirstname.lastname@example.org||(903) 517-0404|
|Fort Bend ISD||Student Wellness Coordinator with UnitedHealthcare||Stephanie||Kellamemail@example.com||(281) 634-1132|
|Fort Bend ISD||Chair||Nomita||Bajwafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Garland ISD||Coordinator of Employee Wellness and Nutrition||Liz||Kiertscher||EIKierts@garlandisd.net||972-487-3164|
|Hunt ISD||Verlene||Wallaceemail@example.com||(830) 238-4893|
|Lackland ISD (Military School – High Turnover)||Member||Angie||Creedonfirstname.lastname@example.org||(210) 236-5370|
|Pasadena ISD||Coordinated School Health Specialist||Amber||Macneish||AMacneish@pasadenaisd.org|
|Pflugerville ISD||Chair PE Teacher||Docia||Craftemail@example.com||(512) 594-6090|
|Rockwall ISD||District SHAC Advisor/ District Physical Education and Health and Wellness Coordinator||Laurin||DeStefanofirstname.lastname@example.org||(972) 771-0605|
|Roscoe CISD||Chair/ ESC Region 14 Rep||Kaylie||Skovieraemail@example.com||(661) 364-1125|
|Sealy ISD||Director of Special Programs||Madeleine||Peacefirstname.lastname@example.org||(979) 885-3516|
|Smithville ISD||Chair/Co-Chair Health Services Coordinator||Sophie||Weinheimeremail@example.com||(512) 237-2407|
|Spring Branch ISD||Advanced Movers Coordinator||Samuel||Karnsfirstname.lastname@example.org||(832) 606-2693|
|Tyler ISD||Co-Chair RN, BSN||Mindy||Ward||Mindy.email@example.com||(903) 530-6083|
|Van ISD||Deputy Director of Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment||Donna||Wallacefirstname.lastname@example.org||(903) 963-8711|
|Woodsburrow ISD||School Nurse||Carolyn||Bakeremail@example.com||361-543-8000|
Become a Resource
Become a resource in the SHAC community by sharing your contact information below. We’ll add you to the list of SHAC Contacts, who have volunteered to share tips, resources, recommendations, and information about their experiences with the SHAC community.
Request a SHAC Training
Some of the training materials might have already been covered and recorded in the SHAC-specific webinars (left), however, the TAHK SHAC Leadership Team members also provide trainings throughout the state, though a training cannot be guaranteed. If you are interested in attending an existing training or hosting your own training, please complete the form the in the link below.
Every year, SHAC in Action member organizations select five School Health Advisory Councils from a pool of applicants using a set of criteria including the number of active council members, number of participating students and parents, frequency of meetings, reporting practices, number of issue areas addressed, and accomplishments this school year. The winning districts each receive free Summit registrations and $300 to further their amazing school health efforts!