WCSD Taps Dennis for Wellness Coordinator Position
Gault Recreation Center manager Heather Dennis has been selected to become Wooster City Schools District’s wellness coordinator.
According to Jennifer Crum, Director of Student Services in the District, the position was created to oversee the implementation of the district wellness policy, which underscores the importance of, “a community-wide effort to promote, support, and model such health behaviors and habits.”
Dennis, who was the former wellness coach at Maximvs Gym, states that her primary goal as the wellness coordinator is, “to provide employees a way to move and be active. This will include free/reduced cost for healthy club memberships, as well as access to fitness classes.”
Crum believes that Dennis is an excellent choice for wellness coordinator, stating, “I think her personality, her drive and her experience is why she is the right choice for this position.”
As coordinator, Dennis will be organizing one-on-one and group coaching sessions in addition to nutrition and education classes for members of the WCSD staff.
Crum explains that Dennis is currently researching and selecting a wellness program for the district. She has been in contact with Columbus City Schools, Wooster Community Hospital, Akron Children’s Hospital, along with community members and local businesses that have wellness programs, such as Certified Angus Beef, in order to perfectly craft the district’s program.
According to Superintendent Michael Tefs, in the school district press release concerning the wellness coordinator position, in the long run, the district hopes to grow the wellness coordinator position to collaborate with Akron Children’s Hospital to also promote student wellness.