Don Disney is a local, state, and nationally recognized leader and administrator in the field of health education, physical education, fitness, and wellness. Currently he is the National FITNESSGRAM Program Director at the Cooper Institute. Previous to that he was Director of Health and Wellness for the El Paso Independent School District (EPISD) in El Paso Texas. During his tenure with the EPISD, he secured funding for the state mandated coordinated school health program, developed an infrastructure for leadership and accountability, and has successfully created a evidence based and data driven program. Under his leadership the EPISD has created an online high tech quality physical education program. Don has secured over nine million dollars in various grants/partnerships to support wellness and physical education initiatives for the district. Texas Governor Rick Perry honored the EPISD in 2010 for having the top School Health Advisory Council in the state of Texas. In April 2011 the EPISD was named a finalist in the Healthy Living Innovation Award sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services. The EPISD participated in the first pilot program for Nutrigram in 2011 developed by The Cooper Institute. Mr. Disney received the Congressional Recognition Award from Sylvester Reyes for his leadership in health initiatives for the city of El Paso.
Watch recorded webinars on getting funded to purchase FITNESSGRAM
This two part webinar series will look at how you, your school, and school district can locate funding from a variety of sources to fund a FITNESSGRAM purchase and support quality physical education. The audiences for these webinars are: coordinators, directors, principals, department chairs, lead teachers, health & physical education teachers.
Part I: Building an infrastructure
We all know it is a rare instance when there are sufficient local funds to sustain a comprehensive school physical activity program which includes Quality Physical Education.
This webinar will show you how to position yourself, school and school district to get funded from a variety of sources so that you and your program can make a difference. The steps outlined in this webinar will provide your school or school district with the necessary infrastructure to not only secure funds but to provide program sustainability. The “inside out” approach made famous by Steve Jobs will be applied to getting everyone to believe in your program. Watch now.