Taylor Charron Haydock, Practical Living Teacher, John F. Kennedy Montessori Elementary, JCPS
Taylor Charron Haydock is the Practical Living Teacher at John F. Kennedy Montessori, a Health Promotion School of Excellence in Louisville, Kentucky. She serves children in pre-school through 5th grade, helping them explore and practice healthy behaviors. In addition to her work in her own classroom, Taylor focuses on helping teachers promote physical fitness and improved health in the regular classroom by providing resources to increase physical activity and to integrate related content into Kentucky Core Academic Standards-based lessons. In 2013, she worked with a district practical living specialist to identify and summarize related texts in an effort to make them more user-friendly for classroom teachers. Taylor was a co-lead in the inauguration of the Girls on the Run program at Kennedy Montessori, and continues to serve as a coach. Additionally, she co-wrote the grant proposal to secure funding from the Active Schools Acceleration Project (ASAP) to implement the Build Our Kids’ Success (BOKS) program.
Robin “MeMe” Ratliff, Health Promotion/Director of Physical Activity, Greenwood Elementary, JCPS
Robin “MeMe” Ratliff is a health and physical education teacher at Greenwood Elementary in Louisville, KY. In addition to teaching, MeMe coordinates the Health Promotion Schools of Excellence program, coaches cross country, and sponsors the Run Louisville Run program. She wrote the proposal that earned Greenwood an Active Schools Acceleration Project (ASAP) grant for the CHALK/Just Move program to increase physical activity in classrooms. She is collaborating with her colleagues to earn Greenwood national recognition as a Bronze Level school in the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools program.