The Coaches

Coach Calhoun

Coach. Teacher. Referee. Citizen. Coach Calhoun never stops moving.

With over 20 years experience in education, Coach Calhoun has taught fitness in the Clinton Public School District since 2002. He shares his infectious enthusiasm for a healthy, active lifestyle with his students – inspiring them to get fit and stay fit.

Coach Calhoun is a graduate of Jackson State University, where he earned both his bachelor’s degree in history and master’s degree in education with an emphasis on health, physical education, recreation and dance.

When he’s not teaching, Coach Calhoun referees basketball games for the NCAA, AAU and numerous other athletic associations. He has been named an Outstanding Citizen by the city of Jackson and continues to actively serve in his community.

Coach Calhoun is a passionate advocate of the Move to Learn initiative. 

Want Coach Calhoun in your classroom?
Download a Move to Learn exercise break video to show to your class.

Coach Terry Leigh Clayton

Coach Terry Leigh Clayton has taught physical education for Tupelo Public Schools for 15 years. Throughout her years of teaching, she has received numerous accolades including Teacher of the Year, Teacher of Distinction and most recently, the Project Fit America All Star Teacher.

Terry Leigh inspires and encourages students throughout her school to stay fit and active – even when they aren’t in P.E. class. In her own words, “I believe that kids need to MOVE! Move to Learn is an easy and fun way for kids to be able to take a break from a desk! For the teacher, it takes little effort because it’s so easy to access.”

 

Meet the Assistants!

Catrina Mills

1. What school and school district in Mississippi are you part of?
Olive Branch Elementary, which is part of Desoto County School District

2. Have you always been an educator? If not, what did you do before?
I worked as an Office Assistant at my Church before going back to get my degree in Education.

3. Tell us a little about your position within the schools.
I teach Physical Education to 600 kindergarteners and 1st graders, whom I see once a week. When some classes go on field trips, I allow other classes to have extra P.E. because I feel that I should see the students more times per week.

4. How have you seen Move to Learn impact your school?
When I walk by classrooms and see students up and moving to the Move to Learn videos, I can’t help but go in and participate. The students as well as the teachers get a kick out of my coming into their classrooms. Students are starting to associate physical activity with doing better in school, and that makes me feel wonderful.

5. What was most exciting about being part of this new series of videos?
Meeting coach Calhoun and the other great PE teachers from Mississippi! I learned a lot of new moves from everyone, and the teachers had many chances to talk about what we love to do – getting kids physically active.

6. Why are you a Move to Learn supporter?
I am a move to learn believer because I see how the students connect being active with getting better grades. I see the joy that it brings to the students.


Kenny Guess

1. What school and school district in Mississippi are you part of?
North Bay Elementary, which is part of the Bay/Waveland School District.

2. Have you always been an educator? If not, what did you do before?
I’ve been an educator for 42 years-30 years in Louisiana and 13 years in Mississippi. I’ve also been a bodybuilder for 49 years and always try to set an example for kids.

3. Tell us a little about your position within the schools.
I teach Health and PE for 3rd – 5th grades.

4. How have you seen Move to Learn impact your school?
Many of the teachers at my school love using the videos in the classroom.

5. What was most exciting about being part of this new series of videos?
Since personal fitness is a lifetime goal of mine, it makes me proud to know that I am part of a program that is helping keep kids moving and fit.

6. Why are you a Move to Learn supporter?
I know the importance of exercise and how it affects the human body in positive ways both physically and mentally.