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) and the toolkit designed to help initiate, enhance, and support SHACs throughout the state of Texas.
This page will connect you to a collection of resources and best practices from districts across the state. Additionally, you have access to online workshops, submit questions to our TAHK SHAC Leadership Team, tips for success and examples from other districts and the opportunity to connect with them.
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2017 SHAC Award Application
The time has come to nominate your district’s School Health Advisory Council’s hard work and showcase their success!
The nomination opens Monday, February 6th and closes is Friday, April 7th.
District winners Receive:
One free registration to the IT’S TIME TEXAS Healthier Summit (TBD)
$300 towards a District health initiative/program
This SHAC Award nomination is part of an initiative from the Texas Action for Healthy Kids’ SHAC Leadership Team, which includes experts from state-level agencies and organizations who are working to help SHACs across Texas.
2016 ITT SHAC Award Winners!
Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination for the 2016 IT’S TIME TEXAS SHAC Award! After a panel of judges from the TAHK SHAC Leadership Team, reviewed the nominations and all the scores were tabulated, our winners were identified. Congratulations to the winners!
North East ISD
Corpus Christi ISD
Winning SHACs received:
- $300 used to further SHAC efforts
- 1 free admission to theTexas Action for Healthy Kids Summit, (Feb 10, 2017, Austin, TX)
- 1 free admission to the IT’S TIME TEXAS Summit (August 1 & 2, San Antonio, TX)
- Letter and certificate for presenting to the School Board
- Opportunity to lead a presentation during an IT’S TIME TEXAS webinar
2016 SHAC Awardee Photos
Corpus Christi ISD
North East ISD
Carrollton Farmers Branch ISD (2015 Winner)
La Porte ISD (2015 Winner)
Coppell ISD (2015 Winner)
Spring Branch ISD (2015 Winner)
Pasadena ISD (2015 Winner)
Fredericksburg ISD (2014 Winner)
Laredo ISD (2014 Winner)
McAllen ISD (2014 Winner)
Pasadena ISD (2014 Winner)
Winona ISD (2014 Winner)
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 register for this upcoming webinar!|
|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!|
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.
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.
SHAC Success Stories
Submit a SHAC Question
Have a SHAC-related question? Our TAHK SHAC Leadership Team will review your submissions and get back to you soon as we can.