Jim is a Master Teacher, Physical Education Pre K-8th grade with over 27 years of experience. He was the 1995 Teacher of the Year- Austin, Texas, State Teacher of the Year Nominee, 1988 and 2000 TAAHPERD Teacher of the Year and 2005 President’s Distinguished Service Award- National Association for Sport & Physical Education. He is the author of CATCH (Coordinated Approach To Child Health)- Early Childhood, K-2 & 3-5 Activity Boxes, CATCH Kids Club; SPARK (Sport, Play and Active Recreation for Kids), SPARKFamily.org Web content, & 3rd-6th Physical Education Curriculum; MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do-it!) Move it! MEND Physical Activity Manual.