The Institute for Coordinated School Health at the University of Central Oklahoma provides trainings, resources, and expertise in regards to Coordinated School Health for all schools in the state of Oklahoma to ensure all students, teachers, and staff learn and work in a healthy school environment.
Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) https://www.ok.gov/health/
Schools for Healthy Lifestyles http://www.healthyschoolsok.org/
Oklahoma Turning Point Council http://www.okturningpoint.org/
Oklahoma Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance http://www.oahperd.org/
Oklahoma Public Health Association http://www.opha.net/
Newspapers in Education, OPUBCO http://nie.newsok.com/
Tracy Strader – Executive Director of OK Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust
Rachelle Franz is an Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Health in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies at the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO). She earned her doctorate of education, with an emphasis in teacher leadership, from Walden University. At UCO, she coordinates the Healthy Life Skills course and chairs the programming work group for UCO’s Healthy Campus Leadership Team. Before coming to UCO, Dr. Franz’s teaching experience included middle school physical education and health in Virginia and Oklahoma. In addition to her passion for teaching, she has recently developed a strong interest in research opportunities for building community partnerships. Dr. Franz has co-authored several grants; each one geared toward building collaborations between UCO and community partners. She offers enthusiasm and passion for educating others about the benefits of physical activity and is committed to modeling a healthy and active lifestyle.
Stephanie Canada-Phillips is an Instructor of Kinesiology and Health Studies, and the program coordinator for Physical Education at the University of Central Oklahoma. She taught six years of elementary physical education in Shawnee, Oklahoma before transitioning to the University level. In 2008 – 2009 she was a Washington Teaching Ambassador Fellow for the U.S. Department of Education in Washington D.C and in 2007 she was named the 2008 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year. Stephanie is a National Board Certified Teacher in Physical Education Early and Middle Childhood. She is currently a Doctoral Candidate in the PhD program at the University of Oklahoma in Instructional Leadership in Academic Curriculum. Stephanie is a member of OAHPERD, AAHPERD, NASPE, AAPAR, and the National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education. In 2011 she served as a member of the National Board for Professional Teachers Certification, Physical Education committee for standards revision.
Sara L. Cole is an Associate Professor of Community/Public Health in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies at the University of Central Oklahoma. Sara earned her Ph.D. in Health Behavior, with a focus on Health Promotion and Human Sexuality, from Indiana University. Dr. Cole holds the distinction of being among the first cohort to earn the Master Certified Health Education Specialist credential. Sara has served the health education profession in a multitude of ways, which includes currently serving on the Board of Trustees of the Society for Public Health Education. In her spare time, Dr. Cole enjoys spending time with her family and volunteer work.
Sunshine Cowan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies at the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) where she coordinates the Community/Public Health undergraduate program. She serves on the Oklahoma Health Equity Campaign (OHEC) Steering Committee and is a Past President for the Oklahoma Public Health Association. Sunshine holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Science, with a focus on environmental justice, from Oklahoma State University, and a Master of Public Health degree in Health Promotion Sciences from the University of Oklahoma. She is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES). Before beginning full time at UCO in 2004, Sunshine served as the Health Educator for the School Health Program at the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
Dr. Rudebock is a Registered Nurse and a Professor in the Kinesiology and Health Studies Department at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, OK where she serves as the coordinator for the graduate Wellness Management, Health Studies program. Dr. Rudebock teaches health-related courses in both the graduate Wellness Management Program and the undergraduate Community/Public Health Program. She is the Chair of The Labyrinth Society Research Committee, and as a Certified Veriditas Labyrinth Facilitator, she promotes healthy communities through spiritual wellness and contemplative pedagogy. Dr. Rudebock spent 17 years in Public Health Nursing and has traveled extensively over the past 20 years as a part of medical mission teams to Mexico and Central and South America; she has also taught various health-related classes in China, India and Brazil.
Tiffany Wise is a Lecturer in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies at the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO). She is a graduate of the UCO Community Health program which is now Community/Public Health program. Tiffany earned her Master of Public Health from the University of Oklahoma. Tiffany is currently working toward a doctorate of education, with an emphasis in adult education, from Walden University. Tiffany is a member of Oklahoma Public Health Association (OPHA). At UCO, Tiffany teaches Community/Public Health courses. In her spare time, Tiffany enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.