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Allyson Reeds, MA

Orange County Department of Education
Coordinator, Health & Physical Education
Costa Mesa, CA
Hello! I'm so excited to be here to share my passion for health and wellness. I am the Health & Physical Education Coordinator with the Orange County Department of Education. I am deeply passionate about supporting the needs of all students and educators and advocate for health and wellness for all. In my 14 years of teaching, I was Teacher of the Year; served as Physical Education Department Chair; received a Gold Ribbon in Physical Education award; received an Honorary Service Award for producing and hosting the El Rancho Charter Annual Health Fair & Expo; and was the head cross country and track & field coach. I hope to bring you a wealth of knowledge about using mindfulness strategies and how to create a school-wide culture of wellness for all.

My passion for health, wellness and nutrition began early when I saw the huge impact my wellness had on my performance, energy, and mood as a high school and collegiate-scholarship swimmer. I adopted a lifestyle of creating healthy and wholesome meals, incorporating joyful movement and exercise, practicing daily gratitude, and drinking plenty of water into my daily routine. I have a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California, three teaching credentials and a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. I'm married to my "almost" high school sweetheart and have two healthy, incredible children. I teach my family to understand that food is beautiful, nutrition and fuel, and can also heal the body, mind and spirit. I enjoy running with my husband, being outdoors and near the ocean, and making beautiful meals for my family. I'm honored to have qualified and competed in the Boston Marathon, ran the NYC Marathon and 4x California International Marathon. Running is not only a passion, it's a therapeutic outlet that allows me to destress, create, and imagine my best life!