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- Carol Goodrow
Huey Pearson, one-time P.E. teacher, has been writing inspirational wellness tips for years.
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And what to others have to say about Huey's tips?
- Nancy Blount
Leaving Exercise Out is Not an Option!
Huey states, "Life is a lot about choices! We make many choices everyday. One choice you should try to make everyday or every other day is about your exercise habit. You have many choices when it comes to being physically active."
I particularly liked this one because it inspired me to make choices with my physical activities. It is important not to get into a rut when it comes to exercising. There are so many choices out there and Huey had a good list of activities from which to choose.
- Vicki Jensen
In February 2007, I had encouraged and gathered together a group of
faculty and staff members to begin training for a 15K in May. I knew I
had never tried "training" before and had never attempted a distance
like this. I also knew that it would be more fun with other people, so
I enlisted the help of an experienced runner, created an e-mail
distribution list, started training in February for the event which was
taking place in May, and began to send out little "notes" of
encouragement. One day, Huey's "Wellness tip of the Week" popped up and
this title and information could not have been more perfect for me to
send out to a group of "newbies" in the world of race training. Every
week after that up until the race I sent out Huey's next edition along
with stories and encouraging words of my own. Needless to say, we all
felt a great deal of accomplishment as we successfully completed the
distance, we just completed our 2nd race at the beginning of May 2008,
and Huey's words have been forwarded to each and every participant ever
- Kathy Delaney
His beautiful photos of his kayaking adventures have prompted me to write to him last year and inquire about the brand of kayak he prefers. I have done research and this summer will look diligently into purchasing a kayak for recreational use. Even in Illinois, we have several places close to home that would be suitable for kayaking on a lazy afternoon. My idea of the perfect day is to put the kayaks on the top of the car and the bikes on the back of the car and head out for a day on the water and on land enjoying the sights and sounds of the outdoors, thanks to Huey's inspirational photos.
- Karen Crane
One of the best wellness tips of the
week was in May, '07 about being passionate. First, "passionate" is one
of my favorite words, because one can like a lot of things, but when you
are actually passionate about something, you seem to naturally persevere
at this deeply loved thing. Well, Huey's "Tip" triggered my deep love
for tennis which I had not played for enjoyment since my 13 year old
daughter was born. In the last year, I have formed a (sporadic)
after-school teacher tennis day at Bayview, I am taking lessons, going
to get certified to teach private lessons(for gas $), am painting a
"Quick Start Tennis Court" at school, planning a Racquet Rally
Round-Up for students, and hopefully in a year will have a group of
students play & compete at Roger Scott. Thanks, Huey for helping me
re-invigorate my tennis spirit!
- Judy Lloyd
My favorite tip from Huey is to just get going. Sometimes I have been really sick and not able to do much but come to work and go home. Huey always inspires me to get back out there and start moving.
- Ellen Smith
Huey Person has been an inspiration to me long before the website with his willingness to share anything and everything he does for his students and profession. All of his messages hit home but "Taking the time to Recharge!" came at a time when I needed to slow down and make better choices. I love his pictures too! They remind me of the beauty that I need to take time to see:)
- Debby Sealy
my favorite one was dated Feb.14, Wide Open Spaces. As much as I enjoy teaching, after a week in the classroom, trying to outrun a clock, and taking care of other responsibilities, I crave the wide open spaces that nature provides. It seems a though time just slips away and one can breath deeply.
- Carol Conkell
One of the best ideas Huey came up with was a project we do with my students at the university level. My students are given the email address of a physical educator in another state. The goal is to share ideas, ask questions, and for the student to learn as much as possible about teaching physical education in the real world. OF course some students run with this idea, and some, and some drag their feet. Those that "run with it", find out a lot about teaching, discipline, and I get excited about teaching physical education.
Huey taught elementary physical education with the Escambia County School System for 31 years.
He developed various wellness Web sites.
Some of his many awards and credits include:
President of FAHPERD
FAHPERD Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year
"Peter Everett Honor Award" - Florida Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Dance and Driver Education
"Honor Award" - (SDAAHPERD) Southern District of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
Adjunct instructor at the University of West Florida for 6 years
Over the 31 years Huey made 145 presentations on elementary physical education and wellness.
One of Huey's passions the last 6 years was to collect children's books on physical activity, nutrition, safety, and wellness. He developed activities and strategies to use with these children's books and found creative ways to get them into the classrooms. He has a library of 215 children's wellness books.
Currently Huey is the Director of Lay Ministries at Olive Baptist Church in Pensacola, Florida. He recruits, trains, and encourages volunteers for ministry.
Most of all he is still physcially active and works at encouraging others to be active, too. He enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking, running and swimming.