Cathie Summerford has engaged learners internationally with action, movement, and music in her dynamic keynotes and workshops. Recognized as a true trailblazer and outstanding author in her field, Summerford's energetic, action-packed approach to teaching has livened up learning in countless classrooms globally.
Along with her current book Action-Packed Classrooms, she also authored PE-4-ME: Teaching Lifelong Health and Fitness and numerous national articles and journals. As an educational consultant and president of Fit 4 Learning, Summerford has been recognized as a California Teacher of the Year, NASPE Teacher of the Year, and California School Boards Association (CSBA) Golden Bell award-winning author. Summerford's experiences in the academic classroom and the physical education arena have provided her with ideas galore to share with others. She continually motivates teachers to make learning a meaningful and exciting experience. Summerford's expertise in brain research and the implications that action has on learning, combined with her enthusiasm for teaching children, make her an excellent source for inspiration. She has tons of ideas at her fingertips and is ready and eager to share this knowledge and enthusiasm with others.
Summerford's rapid-fire presentations focus on involvement. They move quickly, cover a lot of ground, and actively engage the participants. As a result, teachers leave her workshops with dozens of practical ideas and with a renewed love for teaching! In addition, she has over 16 years of quality experience of teaching all levels, from preschool to college-age. Her tried-and-true activities are "kid-proof" and "adult-friendly" and always loads of fun. On top of it, she is a two-time IRONMAN triathlon finisher!