Dr. Debbie Morgan is a physical education specialist with over 25 years of teaching experience in settings ranging from preschool to university. A graduate of Arizona State University, Debbie earned a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction under Dr. Robert Pangrazi, a world-renowned authority in elementary physical education. A teacher at heart, Dr. Morgan has conducted workshops and in-service training for early childhood and elementary school teachers throughout the United States, Brazil, Singapore, and Vietnam.
Debbie is the Founder and Director of “Kids are Made to Move”, an educational initiative designed to promote movement competency and enhance physical fitness levels of preschool, elementary and middle school children. Dr. Morgan has developed a rich and varied repertoire of dynamic, creative physical activities in a video format that can be used by classroom and physical education teachers, childcare providers, recreational professionals, homeschool leaders, and church and youth group directors. Her passion is to equip adults who supervise children in activity settings to provide fun, easy-to-implement, high-quality physical activity programs for children of all ages.
In the earlier seasons of her life, Debbie was an avid age-group swimmer, long-distance runner, and triathlete. Her love for the sport of volleyball led her to play competitive amateur volleyball.
Debbie currently resides in Tennessee with her husband, Don. In her free time, she enjoys walking the family dog, gardening, and staying connected with her two adult children. Debbie also directs a learn-to-swim program in the summer for children and adults.
To empower adults with little or no training in physical education to competently deliver physical activity programming that improves movement competency and enhances health-related fitness.
Every child – active, fit, and healthy – for a lifetime.
Teaching children fundamental motor skills and developing physical fitness is typically the job of the physical education teacher. However, adults with little or no experience in these areas are often expected or required to lead out in games and fitness activities for youth who can vary widely in age, physical development, and skill level. These individuals include preschool, elementary or middle school classroom teachers, homeschool leaders, daycare providers, parks and recreation or summer camp staff, and youth and church group leaders.
Whether you are a seasoned physical educator or someone who is completely unfamiliar with physical activity programming, my participation-based workshops will provide you with fun and innovative movement ideas and approaches that are easy to implement and that children will enjoy.