Meet the MovNat in Schools Team
Meghan Donohue, M.Ed, MCT, Program Director of MovNat in Schools
Meghan Donohue is the Program Director for MovNat in Schools, an innovative program designed to help teachers infuse Natural Movement into their classrooms to help students learn more about themselves, each other, and the world around them. Meghan was raised in the woods of Vermont and was an avid nature explorer and athlete growing up; she later specialized in cross-country and track in high school and college, running Division I track at Syracuse University. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Writing and Rhetoric and a minor in Philosophy. She later earned her Masters of Education from the University of Massachusetts Boston.
Meghan has over 15+ of experience working with students ages pre-kindergarten through 12th grade in various athletic and academic contexts including coaching track, Americorps tutoring, and pre-k and elementary school teaching. She specifically has served as an elementary teacher, primarily in Boston Public Schools, for over five years. She is a triple-licensed educator, currently holding licenses in Elementary Education, Special Education, and English as a Second Language.
Along with developing the MovNat in Schools program, she is a student of MovNat and barefoot running (she is a L1 MCT getting ready to take on L2). She loves living closely-connected to nature in her off-grid home in New Mexico with her fiancé. There, she uses Natural Movement to explore and live in vibration with the natural world around her. She believes in sharing these empowering skills with others, specifically teachers and children, so that they can do their best learning, thinking, and creating in school and beyond.
Board of Educators
Audra Holck is a physical education teacher and a L2 MovNat Certified Trainer. She has over 13 years of experience in public education, including three years of teaching her own MovNat PE program at Chinook Trail Middle School in Colorado Springs, CO (learn more about her classroom here). She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Secondary Education as well as a Master’s Degree in School Administration.
Richard Whall (BSc, MSc, PGCE, FHEA) is a Lecturer in Human Movement, teaching on the Sport, PE and Outdoors undergraduate courses at the University of Central Lancashire (UK). Having previously worked across the health, fitness & education industry as a coach, trainer, advisor and qualified Primary school teacher, he has combined his work and academic experiences, developing an interest in the physicality of learning, from a scientific and philosophical perspective. This has led him to his current explorations of the concept of physical intelligence as a PhD project, and people’s experiences of physical intelligence through running.
Shemayne Williams has dedicated the last 25 years to inspire people to exercise and improve their health and fitness. In August of 2000, she was recruited to reorganize the track program at Immaculate Heart Academy, an All-Girls Parochial College Prep High School in Bergen County, New Jersey, and soon after joined the Physical Education Department as a physical education teacher. She was voted as Bergen County and State Coach of Year on two occasions, and in 2014 inducted in the New Jersey State Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame. She holds a B.S. in Marketing and Master’s degree in Sports Management from Fairleigh Dickinson University, as well as NASM Personal Training, Nutrition and MovNat certifications (she is a L1 MCT). As an accomplished 200 and 400-meter runner, she remains active by balancing a healthy and fit lifestyle. In addition to teaching and owning a personal online and private training studio, she works in professional sports and events entertainment, while still competing for Southwest Sprinters Track Club on both the National and World Masters levels.
Kent Murray is a registered teacher, outdoor recreation instructor, and father of three adventurous boys. He has a Bachelor of Social Sciences, with a double major in Human Development and Sociology, and a Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning. Kent has nine years of experience teaching in primary schools and seven years on sail training ships, including three years as First Mate on the youth development ship Spirit of New Zealand. His nautical qualifications include New Zealand Offshore Master and Yachting New Zealand Learn to Sail Coach. He will also soon work as an OutWard Bound instructor. Outside of work, Kent enjoys sailing, whitewater kayaking, hiking, family adventures and practicing the MovNat method.
Jacob Lewis is an experiential educator, skilled outdoors person, and a Level 2 MovNat Certified Trainer. Since 2012 Jacob has guided youth and young adults on nature-based learning journeys in the wilds of New England in various experiential and outdoor adventure programs, including the gap semester program he founded in 2015. Ever curious about the human experience, Jacob brings to his work a love of story and myth, a deep study of the human psyche, a playful spirit, and reverence for the transformative potential of learning in community. Jacob holds a self-designed B.A. in Environmental Philosophy from Bates College, and is a current scholar of the Orphan Wisdom School and of the Westcountry School of Myth.
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