At this year’s annual CAHPERD (California Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance) SPARK researcher, co-author and Executive Director Paul Rosengard was presented with the CAHPERD Honor Award for his “Outstanding and noteworthy contributions to the advancement of physical education in California.”
“It was special to receive the award in front of a lot of friends and colleagues” Rosengard said. “I thanked two my mentors Jim Sallis and Thom McKenzie, as well as everyone on our SPARK team. I felt very humbled and grateful to the CAHPERD board for supporting my nomination.”
A few years ago, Rosengard received a “Past President’s Award” from CAHPERD when he was singled out by Dr. Robin Reese of Sacramento State University.
“Robin was a brilliant writer and teacher and helped many of us think differently about physical education content and instruction. You might say she went against the grain — a quality I admire greatly – so I was particularly happy to be acknowledged by her.”
This June, SPARK will celebrate 25 years of research (N.I.H. funded in 1989) and 20 years of dissemination. Read more about SPARK at www.sparkpe.org