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Jo has taught physical education for 25 years, in the UK, Hong Kong, and in the US at D. C. Everest Senior High School, WI, since 2004. She has written both Adventure Education and Outdoor and Adventure curriculums, and has written numerous grants to bring camping, rock climbing, and stand up paddle boarding into her programs. Jo is a National Board Certified Teacher, a 2021 Herb Kohl Fellow, and she was the 2013 Midwest High School Physical Education Teacher of the Year. Jo has served as President of Wisconsin Health and Physical Education (WHPE) and currently serves on the SHAPE America Board of Directors. Jo loves to be outdoors hiking, geocaching, stand up paddle boarding, running, or engaging in winter sports.