STEPHEN JEFFERIES: In 1998, interest in the emerging Internet motivated Dr. Jefferies to create a page of professional links intended as a resource for his pre-service teachers at Central Washington University. Growing interest in these links by other teaching professionals led him to create the web site pelinks4u in 1999. Since then the site has undergone several transformations in publishing frequency and size.

Early in 2005 the site averaged close to 1500 individual visits daily and over the month witnessed visitors from more than 80 countries. In the pelinks4u archives there are currently over 1500 pages. Pelinks4u is a non-profit program sponsored by the CWU Foundation and supported by a variety of companies and organizations connected to the physical education profession. Dr. Jefferies continues to coordinate the monthly creation of seven pelinks4u section pages by more than 30 volunteer editors.

Dr. Jefferies is originally from England receiving his undergraduate degrees at St. Lukes College and the University of Exeter. He later completed graduate school at the University of Oregon. Since 1986 he has taught at Central Washington University located about 2 hours east of Seattle. Steve is the creator of several instructional videos and for the past 7 years has served on the Ellensburg School District Board of Directors. He created and continues to organize a youth unicycling and juggling program, and is active in a variety of outdoor activities. His recent acquisition of a 30 foot sailboat means that you will most likely find him somewhere on the waters of the Puget Sound whenever he needs to escape from the computer.

KAYLA SMITH: Kayla Smith (new and current pelinks4u Editorial Assistant) recently graduated from Central Washington University with a B.S. in Exercise Science. While at Central she became certified as an Emergency Medical Technician and interned with a fire department and a private ambulance company. During Kayla's free time she enjoys skiing, swimming, and tennis. She is currently studying to earn a Masters degree in Athletic Administration, and she aspires to become Athletic Director of a major School District.
HEATHER VAN MULLEM: Heather Van Mullem is an Associate Professor in the Health & Kinesiology Program at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, ID. A former college basketball player and coach, she received her Ph.D from the University of Kansas in Sports Studies with an emphasis in Sport Psychology and Sport Sociology. In addition, she completed a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies.
JOHN STRONG: John Strong has been a full-time Instructor at Niagara County Community College in Sanborn, NY for the past seven years. His responsibilities include Physical Education Teacher Education, coordinating the Personal Training Certificate Program, and various posts in collegiate clubs and committees. John is a member of AAHPERD at the national, state, and zone levels and has presented at conferences for all three. He has coached at the middle and high school levels and is currently involved in youth sport both as a coach and trainer for Youth Sports New York. John's related areas of interest include: Youth Sport, Sport Philosophy, and Sport Psychology.
PETER VAN MULLEM: Dr. Pete Van Mullem is an Assistant Professor in Athletic Administration at Central Washington University. He has a Ph.D. in Sport Ethics from the University of Idaho and has over 14 years of coaching and athletic administrative experience at the high school and collegiate level.
AMBER PHILLIPS: Dr. Phillips is a professor in the physical education teacher education (PETE) program at Ball State University. Her research has focused on the development of teaching skills across time and National Board Certified Teachers. Dr. Phillips has published in national physical education journals and has presented at more than 20 state, district, and national conferences. She serves as a reviewer for a national physical education journal and is on the Advisory Board for PE Central Best Practices.

JOHN KILBOURNE: John Kilbourne, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Movement Science at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI. In addition to being the first full-time strength and flexibility coach (Dance Conditioning) in the National Basketball Association (1982-84 Philadelphia Seventy Sixers, 1983 World Champions), Dr. Kilbourne is the author of the recently published book, "Running With Zoe: A Conversation on the Meaning of Play, Games & Sport."

ED FRY: Ed Fry ( has coached basketball at the high school and college levels for 30 years. He currently teaches Athletic Leadership at Clemson University, and has designed the coaching education curriculum for the Masters of Sports Culture and Leadership at the University of Rio Grande. Ed is married to his wife of 32 years, Angela, and their son, Roman, was an All-American in football at Clemson University.
MARTIN DONAHUE: Dr. Donahue is an Assistant Professor in the Physical Education Department at Slippery Rock University. He received his B.S. at Castleton State College with concentrations in Teacher Education and Athletic Training. Dr. Donahue continued his education by receiving his M.S. in Athletic Training at Indiana State University. Traveling further west to New Mexico State University, he completed his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Critical Pedagogy. Dr. Donahue is certified in Athletic Training. He is also certified in K-12 Physical Education and General Science in Texas.
GERRY CERNICKY: PE teacher 36 years
Conventions: Pennsylvania , Kentucky, Florida , Naperville (Illinois)
Allegheny Intermediate Unit: Pittsburgh - For beginning teachers, course credit
In-services: How to use the Internet , smart board (Kiski Area Schools, Pa)
PE Central: Sport web site editor
TEPE and Great Activities magazine contributor
Department Head: Kiski Area Schools
Coaching: Boys and Girls Gymnastics, soccer, baseball, golf, basketball
Radio Pod cast: PE TALK at
Community Recreation Board (Allegheny Township , Pa.)
Curriculum Mapping Coordinator (Kiski Area Schools)
Tech Board, Kiski Area Schools
pelinks4u (1999 - present)
Book? PE COOKBOOK: A RECIPE FOR SUCCESS (a work in progress)
BILL UTSEY: Bill Utsey, CAA, is the Director of Athletics for the Greenville County Schools, Greenville, SC. He is a graduate of The Citadel (B.S. Physical Education) and holds a Masters in Physical Education and Educational Leadership degrees from The University of South Carolina. His experience includes four years as a high school principal, twenty years as a school athletic director and head football coach with head coaching stints in other sports to include basketball, track, cross country, and golf. He is serving his twelfth year in his current position. In addition to being a clinician at a number of coaches' conferences over the years, Mr. Utsey has been a presenter at the annual conferences for the South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA) and the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA). He was recently honored by the NIAAA with its Distinguished Service Award.
CHRISTINE LOTTES: Dr. Christine Lottes is a professor at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania where she teaches Coaching Education, Sport Psychology, Sport Sociology and Sport Ethics. She volunteers with youth and college athletes in the area of mental training. It was through this work that she became interested in helping coaches to present mental training to their athletes in the pre-season, and then have athletes continue to "work out mentally" throughout the season as part of practice and competitions.

SCOTT TOMASSETTI: Scott Tomassetti is a Technology Section editor for pelinks4u. He graduated from Central Connecticut State University with a MS in Health Fitness Studies and Physical Education. Scott has over 20 years experience in teaching, and is currently working at Betances Elementary school where he is involved with physical education for grades K-6. He is also an adjunct instructor at Eastern Connecticut State University.

Scott has been a multiple presenter at the National AAHPERD, Eastern District and CTAHPEHRD conventions. He also has experience as a web consultant and web master. Some of Scott's interests include web application development, and exercise adherence - however, his main love in life is his family.


KIM NYGAARD: Bachelors in Physical education/Coaching; Pursuing a Masters in Adapted PE. PE Instructor 30 years, 5 at the high school level, 25 at elementary (Peninsula Heritage School). Physical Education Regional Presenter and Department Head for CAIS (California of Independent Schools). Southern and Northern Regional Conference presenter of PE. CAIS Southern Professional Service Committee representing California’s PE department.

Published author of "Survivor….PE Style!"

Presenter at Regional conferences of Survivor…PE Style. Author presenter for Writer’s Conference around the South Bay area. Director of After School Sports Programs: coaching: soccer, basketball, LaCrosse, track, baseball, cricket, field hockey, flag football. Director of Summer Sports Camps including Archery, LaCrosse, Survivor, and kid’s fitness. Yearbook/Supplement Editor and photo DVD creator. World Champion in Outrigger Canoe 3 times. Silver medalist in 1992 Olympic women’s dragon boat team. First place in women’s division for 10 mile ocean swim. Level 2 archery instructor. Certified aerobics/spinning instructor. Teacher/parent liaison for the Parent's Association.

I've been involved in athletics and sports ever since I can remember. I'm a firm believer in the importance of setting and reaching goals and that all children should enjoy and participate in a healthy life-style which includes life long fitness. I am always looking for ways to connect with children of all ages and to bring them enthusiasm in PE! What better way to spend your life, then making a difference with children through PLAY!

BIENVENIDO BATALLONES CONSTANTINO, JR: I was Born in the Municipality of LABANGAN, (Near Pagadian City) Zamboanga Del Sur in Mindanao of Southern Philippines on May 14, 1975 to Mr and Mrs. Bienvenido Garcia Constantino Sr. and Lina Gabayeron Constantino. I finished my elementary grade at Bulanit Elementary School, and my High School at Palawan National School, and my college degree at Palawan State University ( Where I finished BS Secondary Education major in Physical Education, Health and Music). I graduated at Benguet State University with the degree of Master of Arts in Physical Education and presently taking Ph.D at the University of Baguio (Graduating).

During my High School days, I am a member of school track team, and during my college days as a University varsity team member who competed in various track competition around the country. At that time, Iwas a member of the University Choral group that also pushed my interest towards music, particularly classicals, ethnic, and folk. This endeavor also helped make me a successful ( I supposed) person when I won in the National Choral Writing Contest.

I am also interested in swimming since I used to be a part of the college team during intramurals. Track events, however, is my field of specialization. At present, I am still striving to improve my knowledge in three areas, particularly in Phyiscal Education. In 2006, I was awarded as one of the top performing professors in the Universty of Baguio.

PHILLIP CONATSER: I have my Ph.D. in Adapted Physical Activity, Statistics, & Infant & Family Intervention from the University of Virginia, Master of Education in Adapted Physical Activity, Exercise Science, and Sports Administration from Texas Tech University, and Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and Mathematics from West Texas A&M University. Most of my hands-on experience is with students who have disabilities in the school system ages 3-21, as a teacher and/or supervisor.

My research areas of interest are adapted aquatics, inclusion, and Special Olympics. I have taught classes in Adapted Physical Activity, Adapted Aquatics, Biomechanics for APA, Inclusion in APA, Assessment in APA, Modified Team & Individual Sport, Family Intervention, Measurement & Evaluation, Motor Development, Achievement Based Curriculum, and Elementary Kinesiology.

CHRISTINE STOPKA: Christine Stopka is an Adapted Section editor for pelinks4u. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a PhD in Special Physical Education. Currently she teaches exercise therapy and adapted physical activity at the University of Florida. Christine established the Athletic Training & Sports Medicine Undergraduate and Graduate Specializations, the Student Injury Care Center, and the athletic training community out-reach program serving the North Central Florida area high schools.

Chris has also established the Special PE & Exercise Therapy Specializations, the University of Florida Special PE & Exercise Therapy Lab and the Special PE/Exercise Therapy community out-reach program providing adapted physical activity services to over 50 schools, centers, sites, and events each term. She is the recipient of over 60 university, state, regional, and national honors, and has published over 300 articles, books, abstracts, videos and other media. In her free time, Christine likes to bike, jog, swim, rollerblade, ski and weight lift.

DEBORAH CADORETTE: Deborah Cadorette is an Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership with over thirty years of professional experience in education and sport: Teaching Physical Education, Coaching, Athletic Director, Administrator at the High School Level.

Currently Deborah is full time faculty & Athletic Leadership Program Coordinator in The Eugene T. Moore School of Education, Clemson University; Presenter at National Sport (NASPE) & Coaching Education (NCACE) Conventions; an editor for pelinks4u; and Sport Coaching Consultant on creating positive sport environments. Deborah currently resides in upstate S.C with her husband, son, and two labs. Some of her other interests include daily exercise, writing, cooking and horses.

Deborah is the author of two books, Connect & Inspire (2006) and Life On Main Street (2007).

TOM WINIECKI: Tom Winiecki is an Elementary editor for pelinks4u. A graduate from SUNY at Cortland, Tom earned his MSE in Health Education, and is currently teaching Physical Education to grades K-6 at Fayetteville-Manlius Central School District. Tom has been a pelinks4u editor since 1999 (yaah Tom!), and in keeping up with the rapid changes in technology has been giving presentations since1998 at local and state conventions about using the internet in Physical Education.

Tom has also coached the girls track and field team, and both girls and boys basketball teams at Fayetteville-Manlius Central School District. He was a "DisneyHand National Teacher of the Year" nominee for 2004, and was also named "Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year" for the "north-central zone" of the New York State AHPERD for 2004. Tom holds National Board Certification.

NYSAHPERD Elementary Teacher of the Year, 2010

Amazing Person Award, NYSAHPERD Elementary/Middle School Section 2009

K-12 Curriculum Coordinator for Physical Education at the Fayetteville-Manlius School District

MARTHA BEAGLE : Martha Beagle holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education and Health from Slippery Rock University; a Master of Science in Athletic Administration from Idaho State University; and an Ed.D. in Physical Education from the University of Kentucky. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Education, Health, and Athletics at Berea College, Berea, Kentucky. Her research area of interest is geriatric fitness and teaches courses related to the older adult population. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, working in her yard, and pleasure reading.

CLIVE HICKSON: During his career, Clive has been a physical education specialist, an elementary classroom teacher, a vice-principal of a K-7 school, and principal of a K-7 school, and also principal of a K-12 school. Clive has also served on numerous education committees and has worked on provincial curriculum resource development in Canada. After 14 years of working in the public school setting, Clive returned to the university setting to gain his Ph.D. Clive's work concentrated on the effective teaching of physical education. Clive is now an Associate Professor at the University of Alberta. He teaches senior level curriculum and instruction courses in elementary school physical education to elementary school pre-service teachers.

Clive has published papers, presented at conferences in numerous countries, and has also conducted professional development workshops throughout Western Canada. He has also won awards for his teaching of undergraduate courses. He has also been involved with a number of funded grants, that have investigated such issues as the measurement of fair play, developing cross-cultural curricula and Olympic Education, and understanding the scholarship of teaching with new faculty at the university level. Currently, Clive is working on a number of projects that investigate how physical education is being taught in elementary school settings and how to improve the health of children and youth.

ISOBEL KLEINMAN: Isobel Kleinman is a Secondary Section Editor for pelinks4u. She graduated from the State University of New York, College at Cortland in 1967, where she majored in Physical Education. She then attended New York City's Queens College where she received her MSE and professional certification in School Psychology. Isobel taught junior high physical education exclusively from 1967-1985, and then added senior high school to her repertoire, teaching 7-12 until 1999.

During her teaching career she wrote curriculum, supervised extra-curricular activities, coached junior high soccer, field hockey, volleyball, basketball, tennis, gymnastics, archery, track and field and softball. At the high school level, in addition to her teaching responsibilities, she created and ran a performing arts dance group.

As a retired teacher, Isobel became an author. She now has seen three of her books published. Her latest is the second and greatly expended edition of COMPLETE PHYSICAL EDUCATION PLANS FOR GRADES 7-12. She has also written TOO DANGEROUS TO TEACH, a fictionalized account of a physical educator caught in a political quagmire.

Isobel's recreational interests include tennis, golf, biking, attending the theatre, dance concerts, visiting museums, and traveling the world. She recently returned from Japan and will be adding her reflections – a photo essay - to the author’s update section of her website at


JON POOLE: Jon is an Associate Professor and Coordinator for the Physical and Health Education Teaching Program at Radford University. He has taught previously at both the University of Utah and Virginia Tech. He is an advocate for a more coordinated approach to teaching physical education and health education in K-12 schools with his professional interests including promoting physically active and healthy living for K-12 students, health-related fitness education, and teaching lifetime sports and physical activities.

Jon has contributed several books and dozens of articles and presentations at regional and national conferences over the past 10 years. He currently teaches elementary school and secondary school teaching methods courses and supervises student teachers completing internship teaching responsibilities in physical and health education. He has been a recipient of a College of Education and Human Development Teaching Award from Radford University, a University Service Learning Educator Award while at Virginia Tech and the Virginia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (VAHPERD) College Physical Educator of the Year Award.


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