Physical Education TEKS Review Content Advisors

Physical Education TEKS Content Advisor Reviews

The physical education content advisors provide feedback on the physical education TEKS to the SBOE and work groups during the TEKS review process. The content advisors' reviews can be found on the following web page.

Physical Education TEKS Content Advisor Reviews

Physical Education TEKS Review Content Advisor Biographies

The following list includes individuals appointed by the SBOE to serve as content advisors for the 2019 review and revision of the physical education Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).

David C. Cantu       High School Athletic Director, Brownsville

Mr. Cantu is the head football coach and athletic coordinator at Veterans Memorial Early College High School in the Brownsville Independent School District, where he oversees the Veterans cluster’s athletic program.  This program has been recognized as the Sub-6A Athletic Program of the Year for the Rio Grande Valley for the past three years and as a top program by both the Houston Chronicle and UIL Lone Star Cup.  He has 23 years of teaching and coaching experience in science and physical education and has his master’s degree in Educational Administration.  Mr. Cantu currently serves as the Region 7 Football Advisor for the Texas High School Coaches Association and is the 32-5A Director for the Rio Grande Valley Coaches Association.

Focus areas: Athletics


Rose Haggerty    Executive Director, Austin

Ms. Haggerty is currently the executive director of the Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, a not-for-profit professional association of individuals in the allied fields of health education, physical education, recreation, and dance. She worked for more than 39 years in public education, teaching at the elementary, secondary and college levels. While serving as a manager in the Houston Independent School District, she oversaw prekindergarten through high school health and physical education programs.

Focus areas:  Physical education, health lifestyles


Mary Morris    Educator, Grapevine

Dr. Morris was the coordinator of physical education K-12 in the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District. In 2010, she was the Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Administrator of the Year. She facilitated the development of the Texas PE Framework for K-12. Previously, she was a physical education teacher and coach for 11 years. While Dr. Morris taught physical education at Brandenburg Middle School in Garland, TEA selected the physical education program as a "Demonstration Center," which was one of only two middle schools receiving the distinguished honor. Her scholarly interests include how movement affects brain development, specifically how memory and academic learning are developed, age-appropriate motor-development skills and activities, motor-skill evaluation, and utilizing technology effectively in physical education classes and curriculum.

Focus areas:  Physical Education K-12, curriculum, child development, and neuroscience


Cinnamon Sheffield   Assistant Athletic Director, Dallas

Dr. Sheffield is the assistant athletic director for the Dallas Independent School District, where she oversees the district’s athletic compliance program and has oversight over various sports programs. She previously worked at the University of North Texas as the senior associate athletic director, assistant athletic director for compliance, the deputy Title IX Coordinator, and as a professor. She has also served as an assistant track coach at Texas Christian University.

Focus areas: Equity and compliance in athletics, public school athletic programs


Kelley Sullivan    District Wellness Coordinator, Houston

Ms. Sullivan taught physical education for 18 years and has been the district wellness coordinator for eight years. For many of the 18 years she taught PE, she was the lead Physical Education teacher for K-12 PE for the Alief Independent School District. Ms. Sullivan provides yearly professional development for K-12 health and physical education teachers. She spent many years in the district actively promoting and developing health and wellness plans for all students and staff. Alief ISD was in the top 10 in 2013-2014 and 2018-2019 for Healthiest Employers.

Focus areas: All grade levels of physical education


Pam Tevis       Education Coordinator, League City

Ms. Tevis served as the coordinator for health, physical education, and wellness in the Pasadena Independent School District from 2010-2017. Prior to that assignment, she served as the assistant director for health, physical education, and athletics and as a PE campus coordinator from 1985 to 2010, all in Pasadena ISD. She began her career as an English teacher and tennis coach at Wheatley High School in Houston ISD. She was recognized as the 2017 Texas Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (TAHPERD) Administrator of the Year and in 2010 received the Living Legacy Award for Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH).

Focus areas: healthy living lifestyles, K-12 health, action-based learning, and PE programs


Helen Wagner   Coordinator Physical Education/Wellness, Humble

Ms. Wagner is currently the physical education/wellness coordinator for the Humble Independent School District. She has been in public education in Texas for over 35 years as a classroom teacher, health and physical educator, and district administrator.  She has been a member of the Texas Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance for 20 plus years and has served as chair of the K-12 Administrators Section and committee member on adaptive physical education.  Ms. Wagner oversees the District School Health Advisory Council and is committed to promoting quality Coordinated School Health programs for students in K-12.

Focus areas: Physical Education, Health, Wellness



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