Louise McCormack

About Professor Louise S. McCormack

Dr. McCormack is a professor in the Health and Human Performance Department at Plymouth State University, Plymouth, N.H. During her thirty plus years at PSU, her positions have included the physical education pedagogy coordinator, student teaching coordinator for physical education and health education, coordinator of part-time instruction, and co-advisor for both HPER Club and Phi Epsilon Kappa Honorary Society-(ZETA BETA Chapter). Currently, she is the coordinator of the teacher certification program for the department’s three options – physical education, health education and physical education/health education. The double option is the only undergraduate option of its kind in the state. 

It is Dr. McCormack’s philosophy that early, progressive practicums in the teaching field are essential for each candidate to confirm that teaching is right profession.   An effective teacher is one who can inspire, support and challenge those they serve.  

Selected publications/presentations/exhibitions: 

McCormack, L. , Schmidt-Blaine, M. (2012). Glimpses of Plymouth State University:

An historical reflection of our community.  PSU.        

McCormack, L. The History of the Draper & Maynard Company.  United States Tennis Collector’s Association. Newport, Rhode Island, July 2011. Featured Speaker.

Fogarty, T., Lee, A., McCormack, L. Writing in the Curriculum. American Alliance in Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, Forth Worth, TX. March 2008.

Cucina, I., Johnson, L., McCormack, L., Morley, V., and Tower, K. Preparing for NCATE Preparation, American Alliance in Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance. Forth Worth, TX. (March 2008).   

McCormack, L. (2007). Preventing Childhood Obesity:  Promoting physical activity and healthy eatingFoundation for Healthy Communities. Concord, NH.

Damren, L., Hikel, K., King, B., McCormack, L. (2007). NH Physical Education K-12 assessment document.  NH Department of Education.

Martin, T.McCormack, L. & Saidon, C. PhysicalBest program increases children and adolescents fitness to healthy levels, Scandinavian Pediatric Obesity Conference, Malmö, Sweden: March 9-10, 2006.

Awards or Recognition:

          New Hampshire Excellence in Education Award ‘ EDies’,  2012

          Eastern District Association (EDA) Honor Award, 2009

          Tilia J. Fantasia Service Award, Eastern District Association (EDA), 2008

          Lilyan Wright Award, New Hampshire Association for Health, Physical Education,

           Recreation and Dance (NHAHPERD), 2006

          D&M Historical Timeline Appreciation Award, Plymouth State College, 2003   

          Outstanding Professional Award, Eastern District Association (EDA), 2002

          Outstanding Professional Award for College Teaching, New Hampshire Association for

          Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (NHAHPERD), 1999

          Distinguished Teaching Award, Plymouth State College, 1999

Courses Taught:

            PE4000 Instructional Strategies II – Secondary      Click here..\..\Instruct Strat II PE4000\Daily Sched, Syllabus, Projects, Rubrics\Daily Schedule sp12.docx

            PE2423  Fundamentals in Elementary Gymnastics  Click here..\..\Gymnastics\Class handouts\PE 2423 Syllabus.doc

            PE2415  Introduction to Teaching in Physical Education and Health Instruction Click here..\..\Intro PE.H PE2415 s12\PE2415 syllabus, daily sch\Syllabus sp12.doc


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Phone: 603-535-2293
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