School Staff Wellness


Teachers and other school employees are charged with educating and caring for one of our most precious assets - our students. Therefore, it is imperative that school employees are supported in their efforts to stay healthy and active so that they can do their job most effectively. Wellness opportunities such as health assessments, health education and physical fitness activities are provided to all school staff including the administrators, teachers, and support personnel, to improve their health status. These opportunities encourage staff to pursue a healthy lifestyle that contributes to their improved health status, improved morale, and greater personal commitment to the overall coordinated school health of students and serving as positive role models. Health promotion activities conducted on-site improve productivity, decrease absenteeism, and reduce health insurance costs. Qualified professionals such as principals, supervisors, health educators, school health nurses and school personnel/human resources directors provide leadership in this area. 



12 Week Employee Wellness Challenge
Starting January 8, 2019 employees will be given the chance to participate in a 12 week wellness challenge. This challenge will end on April 2, 2019. First weigh-in is January 8, 2019 and the last weigh in will be April 2, 2019. There will be 1 male and 1 female winner based on total percentage lost county wide! 

If employees are interested in a smoking cessation program, please contact Michelle Rains. (contact info here)







Resources & Links

AHA - Get Moving: Easy Tips to Get Active!
https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living#

Alliance For A Healthier Generation
https://www.healthiergeneration.org/take_action/schools/employee_wellness/

Healthier Tennessee
https://healthiertn.com/