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Sharon J. Cradic

2929 Antioch Road                                 University School

Johnson City, TN 37604                          Clemmer College of Education

Tel :( 423) 975-0240                              East Tennessee State University

cradicsj@etsu.edu                                  PO Box 70632

                                                              Johnson City, TN 37604

                                                              Tel: (423) 439-4361

                                                              Fax: (423) 439-5921

EDUCATION

Masters of Education, Elementary Education, August 1998, Milligan College, Johnson City TN

Masters of Education, Physical Education/Exercise Physiology, August 1994, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City TN

Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science, May 1992, Lander College, Greenwood SC

LICENSURE

Tennessee Teaching License, Elementary Education 1-8

Tennessee Teaching License, Physical Education K-12


Additional Certifications & Specialized Training

Take 10, Facilitator, 2008

Responsive Classroom Training Institute, 2004, 2008

Brain Gym Training Institute, 2007

CPR/AED Training

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Physical Education Instructor- University School, East Tennessee State University

Johnson City, TN, July 2002 - Present

Physical Education Instructor in a year round laboratory school.  Responsibilities include development and implementation of curriculum and instruction in kindergarten thru eighth grade classrooms,  Mentoring of approximately 50 pre-service physical education students and student teachers each year,  Research and presentation of work at local, regional and national conferences.  

Coaching Responsibilities:

2010 – Present - Girls on the Run Coach and Site Liaison

2009 – 2007 - Head Middle Cross Country Coach (2008 – State Champions)

2009 – 2007 - Assistant High School Cross Country Coach (2007 & 2008 – Girls State Champions)

  (2008 – Boys State Champions)

2004 – 2002 Head Track and Field Coach

Adjunct Faculty – East Tennessee State University, College of Education, Johnson City, TN,

2004 – Present

Teach physical education and exercise science classes at a college level.  Courses include Teaching through Aerobic Fitness (3080); and Teaching Rhythm and Gymnastics (3085).

Wellness/Physical Education Instructor – David Crockett High School, Washington County School

System, Jonesbourgh TN, 1998 - 2002      

Designed and implemented appropriate health and physical education curriculum based on the Tennessee Standards for high school students. 

Head High School Volleyball Coach

5th Grade Classroom Instructor (Internship) – West View Elementary School, Washington County School System, Limestone TN, 1996 – 1998.

5th grade classroom teacher for one year (1997 -1998), Taught Title One Math and 6th & 8th grade math (1996 – 1998).

PUBLICATIONS

Mozen, D., Cradic, S., & Lehwald, H., (2010, March/April).  Establishing a Before School Activity Program, Strategies, A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, pp 24 -26.

Cradic, S., (2008). Physical Activity in the Classroom.  A video for the Tennessee State Department of Education.

Cradic, S., Bozeman, T., Brotherton, S., Carringer, S., Fair, J., Krueckeberg, C., Matney, L., Stinson, J., & Scott, J. (2007).  Tennessee Physical Activity Handbook Pre K – 12. A Manual for Tennessee State Department of Education, Coordinated School Health and TAHPERD.

PRESENTATIONS

Mozen, D. & Cradic, S. (February 2011).  From Grants to Affecting School Curriculum.  A session presented at the Annual Southern District Conference of AAHPERD, Greensboro, NC

Mozen, D. & Cradic, S. (November, 2010).  From Grants to Affecting School Curriculum.  A session presented at the Annual Tennessee Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Murfreesboro, TN

Cradic, S., (November, 2010).  Early Bird Morning Activities.  A session presented at the Annual Tennessee Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Murfreesboro, TN

Cradic, S., & Mozen, D. (March, 2010).  Integrating Core Academics with Movement-Based Learning.  A session presented at the Annual Southern District Conference of AAHPERD, Myrtle Beach, SC.

Cradic, S., & Mozen, D. (November, 2009).  Integrating Core Academics with Movement-Based Learning.  A session presented at the Annual Tennessee Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Murfreesboro, TN

Cradic, S., (April, 2009).  Brain Gym. Presented for Washington County Department of Education In-service for Teachers, Jonesborough, TN

Cradic, S., (March & May, 2009).  Take Ten.  Presented for Washington County Department of Education In-service for Teachers, Jonesborough, TN

Cradic, S., & Mozen, D., (November, 2008).  Ice Breakers in Physical Education.  A session presented at the Annual Tennessee Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Franklin, TN

Cradic, S., (September, 2008).  Brain Gym. Presented for Washington County Department of Education In-service for Teachers, Jonesborough, TN

Cradic, S., & Cradic, M., (July, 2008).  Start with the Beat & Academics +Movement = Mind, Body, and Soul.  Annual East Tennessee State University Regional Early Childhood Conference, Johnson City, TN

Cradic, S., & Mozen, D., (November, 2007). Ice Breakers for Middle School Students.  A session presented at the Annual Tennessee Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Franklin, TN

Cradic, S., (November, 2007).  TAHPERD grant.  A session presented at the Annual Tennessee Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Franklin, TN

Cradic, S., (September, 2007).  Quick Ice Breakers to Use as Physical Activity.  Presenter at Ten-Ken Coordinated School Health Institute (Asked by the Tennessee State Department of Education), Nashville, TN 

Cradic, S., (June, 2007). Live Laugh Learn Grow.  A summer in-service for Hawkins County School System, Rogersville, TN

Cradic, S., (June, 2007). Live Laugh Learn Grow.  A summer in-service for Johnson County School System, Johnson, TN

Cradic, S., (July, 2007).  Ice Breaker Activities. Two sessions presented at the 47th Annual East Tennessee Regional Early Childhood Conference, Johnson City, TN

Cradic, S., & Matney, L. (June, 2007).  How to Implement Physical Activity in the Classrooms.  A session at Growing Healthy, Elizabethton, TN

Cradic, S., & Mozen, D. (February, 2007).  Start with the Beat.  A Session presented at the Annual Southern District Conference of AAHPERD, Chattanooga, TN

Cradic, S., & Mozen, D. (February, 2007).  Cardio Arcade. A session presented at the Annual Southern District Conference of AAHPERD, Chattanooga, TN

Cradic, S., (February, 2007).  Hoops for Heart Success.  A session presented at the Annual Southern District Conference of AAHPERD, Chattanooga, TN

Cradic, S., & Mozen, D. (November, 2006).  Start with the Beat.  A session presented at the Annual Tennessee Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Martin TN

Cradic, S., & Mozen, D. (November, 2006).  Cardio Arcade.  A session presented at the Annual Tennessee Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Martin, TN

Cradic, S., & Mozen, D. (March, 2006).  3 (pieces of equipment) x 5 (days) = A Fantastic Unit.  A session presented at the Annual Southern District Conference of AAHPERD, Virginia Beach, VA

Cradic, S., (March, 2006).  How to Create A Successful Hoops for Heart Event Using Pre-Service Students.  A session for Joint Projects at the Annual Southern District Conference of AAHPERD, Virginia Beach, VA

Cradic, S., & Mozen, D. (March, 2006).  Morning Fitness Collaboration.  A session presented at the Annual Southern District Conference of AAHPERD, Virginia Beach, VA

Cradic, S., & Mozen, D. (March, 2005).  3 (pieces of equipment) x 5 (days) = A Fantastic Unit.  A session presented at the Annual Tennessee Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Clarksville, TN

Cradic, S., & Mozen, D. (October, 2005).  How to Use Technology in the Physical Education Classroom. A session presented at the Annual Tennessee Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Clarksville, TN

Cradic, S., & Mozen, D. (November, 2003).  Rhythm Steps.  A session presented at the Annual Tennessee Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Johnson City, TN

Rasnake, T., Hilton, J., Hicks, K., Taylor, S., Nutter, D., Cradic, S., & Mozen, D. (November, 2003).  Age-Related Progressions in Dance.  A session presented at the Annual Tennessee Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Johnson City, TN

GRANTS and FUNDED ACTIVITY

Cradic, S., (2010).  Creating Professional Learning Communities. TAHPERD Talks. Tennessee Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Nashville, TN, $600.

Cradic, S., & Mozen, D. (2007).  Integrating Core Academics with Movement-Based Learning.  Dean’s Grant.  Clemmer College of Education, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, $750.

Cradic, S., (2007). Adding Academics into the Physical Education Classroom. Tennessee Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, TN, $500.

Cradic, S., & Mozen, D. (2006).  Technology in the Physical Education Classroom. Dean’s Grant.  Clemmer College of Education, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, $500.

Cradic, S., (2006).  Dance Dance Revolution in the Physical Education Classroom.  Tennessee Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Nashville, TN, $500

Cradic, S., (2005).  Adding Instant Pulse Heart Rate Monitors to Physical Education Program. Tennessee Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, TN, $300

Cradic, S., (2004).  Walk America – A Pedometer Program for Elementary and Middle School Students. Tennessee Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, TN, $300

 

ACTION RESEARCH

Goal Setting – Fitness Walk/Run in Elementary and Middle School Physical Education – 2004 - 2009

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Tennessee Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (TAHPERD)

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD)

National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE)

American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation (AAPAR)

LEADERSHIP AND PROFESSIONAL GROWTH ACTIVITIES

Growth Measure Committee – Tennessee State Department of Education, 2010 - Present

TAHPERD Committee/Board Member, 2003 - Present

Physical Education Taskforce – chair

Advocacy Committee Member

Joint Projects State Representative

Convention Planning Committee

SDAAHPERD Committee Member, 2009 -2011

Joint Project – Chair

ETSU – KLSS Admission Boards Member – Physical Education, 2002 - Present

Mentor Teacher for Student Teachers, 2002 - Present

University School - Professional Learning Committee – Building and Facility, 2009 - Present

University School –  Social Committee, 2007 - Present

Girl Scouts of the Appalachian Council – Assistant Leader, 2009 - Present

Take 10 – Trained Facilitator, 2009 – Present

ETSU – EDFN 2100 – Field Placement Mentor, 2009 - Present

TAHPERD Conference –  Yearly Attendee, 2002 - Present

SDAAHPERD Conference – Yearly Attendee, 2002 – Present

TAHPERD Leadership Development Conference – Yearly Attendee, 2005 - Present

ETSU - KLSS Physical Education Methods –Collaboration, 2005 - Present

American Heart Association – Implemented Yearly Jump for Heart Event, 2002 - Present

American Heart Association –Implemented Yearly Hoops for Heart Event, 2003 - Present

Johnson City Parks and Recreation – Softball Coach, 2003 - 2010

Tennessee State Standard Revision for Middle School Physical Education – Chair, 2008

Czech Republic –  Sports Camp Leader, 2008

University School –Search Committee (Physical Education/Wellness) – Chair, 2009

Growing Healthy Workshop – Attendee, 2005 -2008

ETSU Wellness Committee- Faculty Representative, 2003 - 2007

University School –  Search Committee (Physical Education/Wellness) – Chair, 2007

Michigan Model for Health Training – Attendee, 2008

Love and Logic Workshop – Attendee, 2008

Spark Workshop – Attendee, 2008

Brain Gym Workshop – Attendee, 2007

Early Childhood Conference – Attendee, 2007 - 2008

University School –  Search Committee (1st grade), 2005

University School –  Search Committee (6th grade), 2004

First United Methodist Church – Children’s Council – Chair, 2009 - Present

AWARDS

University School Teacher of the Year Award (Middle), Clemmer College of Education, East Tennessee State University, 2008 – 2009

Outstanding Faculty Award for Collaboration, Clemmer College of Education, East Tennessee State University, 2006 - 2007

Nominated for Tennessee Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year, TAHPERD, 2005 –  2006

Outstanding Faculty Award for Collaboration, Clemmer College of Education, East Tennessee State University, 2004 - 2003