WCHS PE/Health Teacher Joins Advisory Panel at KDE

(SPRINGFIELD, Ky.) – Lena Bramblett, physical education and health teacher at Washington County High School, recently joined the Health Education and Physical Education Standards Revisions Committee at the Kentucky Department of Education on an advisory panel. In this position, which Bramblett applied for, she, along with the others on the panel are responsible for reviewing standards brought before them and making recommendations for changes.

“The Kentucky Department of Education’s Health Education and Physical Education Revision & Development Committee and Advisory Panels are made up of 56 educators and community partners,” says Jamie Sparks of the SHAPE Network Director in the Office of Teaching and Learning of the Division of Program Standards Coordinated School Health Branch in the Kentucky Department of Education. “Those members include elementary teachers, middle school teachers, high school teachers, faculty representing Institutions of Higher Education, a parent, a district health and PE Coordinator and two partnering health organizations, – the Alliance for a Healthier Generation and Go365. The committees have numerous representatives associated with the Kentucky Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (KAHPERD).”

Bramblett is 1995 graduate of Marion County High School. She received her bachelor’s degree in physical education and health education from Campbellsville University and is currently working on obtaining a master’s degree from Midway University. In addition to her teaching position at WCHS, she also serves as head coach for the WCHS Commanderette basketball team, head coach for the school’s cross country team and the advisor for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes club.

“I thought this would be an excellent opportunity to be more involved with our teachers throughout the state,” says Bramblett. “It is a great way to make connections, [and] I also wanted to have an opinion on what we will be teaching our students in physical education over the next several years.”

“When this opportunity presented itself for recommendations, it was without hesitation that I contacted Coach Bramblett,” says Washington County Schools Superintendent Dr. J. Robin Cochran. “She does a wonderful job learning and leading in her content and finds ways to engage her students and colleagues at rich levels. I am very excited to see Coach Bramblett represent Washington County and look forward to learning about the work she does.”