Duval County Public Schools' health education specialist Cheryll Hall was selected as the School Health Education Coordinator of the Year by the Florida School Health Association.
Cheryll is a skilled leader and a team player, who powers and motivates others and displays an unending commitment to health education. Her many accomplishments include a member of the writing teams for the Florida Teacher Certification Exam and Next Generation Sunshine Standards for Health Education. She is a Cadre of Trainers Instructor for the Health Education Assessment Project and Coordinated School Health Program. Recently, Cheryll worked with the University of Florida's Extension Service and the Pest Management Association to create a "Bed Bugs" curriculum, which is aligned with state standards. As a Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) trainer for suicide prevention, she was instrumental in training high school faculties in QPR in preparation for their implementation of Challenge Day, as well as facilitating training for the ASAP Suicide Prevention grant through SAMSHA.
Cheryll has been involved in the district training for Behavioral Response to Intervention. She also worked with three elementary schools to implement "Recess before Lunch" in conjunction with the Florida Dairy Council. Working through multiple avenues, Cheryll was successful in getting the revised version of "Reducing the Risk" into the high school HOPE course.
As an internship mentor, she has had several interns complete their internships with her both in the classroom and at the district level. She also facilitates the DCPS Night-time Substance Use Prevention Counseling Education Program for those students who commit alcohol and drug violations against the "Code of Student Conduct."
Her vast experience in teaching both health and physical education and coaching proves to be a valuable asset as she serves as a liaison to many community agencies and organizations including the Jacksonville Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition, Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation, Smoke-free Jacksonville Coalition, and the Safe and Healthy Duval Coalition. She is active in leadership roles in the Florida School Health Association, the Florida Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance and Sport, and Delta Kappa Gamma.
Cheryll is always willing to give of her time, talents and expertise to help improve the quality of health education and to serve as a role model and mentor to her peers. Congratulations Cheryll!
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