Louise Samaha McCormack

Office: Draper and Maynard Rm 442
Email: louisem@plymouth.edu
Phone/fax: (603) 535-2518/535-2395
Address: Department of Health and Human Performance
Plymouth State University
MSC #22
Plymouth, NH 03264

Education

Boston University, Boston, MA. EdD, Human Movement, 1985
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. MA, Health & Physical Education, 1973
Plymouth State College, BS, Health & Physical Education, 1972

Professional Experience

Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH
Professor; Graduate Faculty; Department of Health and Human Performance, 1980 – Present.

Merrimack High School, Merrimack, NH
Coach, Field Hockey, 1977-1979

Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY
Instructor, Department of Physical Education Coach, Women’s Varsity Gymnastics, 1973-1976

Recent Community Involvement and Scholarship

Publications

McCormack, L. (2005). Professional major’s club: A handbook for advisors. AAALF. American Alliance in Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance.

McCormack, L. (submitted December 2004). “The legacy of draper & maynard.” Journal of Sport History.

Cucina, I. & McCormack, L. (2001). A student-created community-service project for higher education. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 72, 47-50.

Cucina, I. & McCormack, L. (Eds.) (2001). Cool cues for skill building. Eastern District Association, American Alliance in Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance.

McCormack, L. (2000). “Eight grade outcomes: Characteristics of middle school students,” in Guidelines for physical education programs: K-12 standards, objectives, and assessments. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.

McCormack, L. (1996) Standards for physical education. Champions for Children, 4 (2), 8.

McCormack, L. & Moore, L. (1995). “Do you teach gymnastics? Why not?” in Games and great ideas: A guide for elementary school physical educators and classroom teachers. (ED.) Rhonda Clements. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.

McCormack, L.. (1994). New Hampshire physical best testing project: Summary report. The NH Division of Public Health Services. Concord, NH.

Arnold R., Chepko, S., Hutter, P., McCormack, L. and Reynolds, S.(1993). Physical education program guidelines-Grades 6-8. Eastern District Association, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance.

Arnold, R., Chepko, S., McCormack, L., Moore, L., Shiel, M., and Wright, L. (1992). Physical Education program guidelines-Grades k-5. Eastern District Association, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

Presentations

Using Our Brain in the Workplace!?! New Hampshire Association of Educational Office Professionals, Manchester, NH. May, 2005

Reaching All Our Students – Using Multiple Intelligence and Brain Research to Maximize Learning. Eastern District Association. Springfield, MA. February, 2005

What’s Happening in NH: How We Can We Jump On Board, New Hampshire Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Waterville Valley, NH. November, 2004

Reaching All Our Students – New Hampshire Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Waterville Valley, NH. November, 2004

What’s Happening in NH: How We Can We Jump On Board? New Hampshire Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. WatervilleValley, NH. November, 2004

Brain-based Learning: Using Research and Movement to Enhance Learning, Eastern District Association. Burlington, VT. March, 2004.

Brain-based Learning: Using Research and Movement to Enhance Learning, New Hampshire Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Waterville Valley, November, 2003.

What’s Happening in NH: How We Can We Jump On Board? New Hampshire Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance. Waterville Valley, NH. November, 2003.

Assessment – Validating Our Work! North Country Staff Development Day. Lancaster, NH October, 2003.

A New England Town Meeting, North Country Staff Development Day. Lancaster, NH October, 2003.

Brain based Learning: What This Means to Us As Teachers. New Hampshire Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. November, 2002.

What’s Happening in NH: How We Can Get Involved? NHAHPERD. November, 2002.

Jumping Through the Spectrum. Eastern District Association. Baltimore, MD. February, 2002.

Jumping Through the Spectrum. New Hampshire Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance. Waterville Valley, November, 2001.

Making Assessments Meaningful & Feasible Within the Confines of Physical Education. North Country Staff Development Day, Lancaster, NH October 5, 2001.

The CUES Project, Eastern District Association, Newport, RI. February, 2001.

The CUES Project, New Hampshire Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Waterville Valley, NH November, 2000.

The A,B,C’s of Physical Education Curriculum Building – Let’s Design One Together. North Country Staff Development Day, Lancaster, NH. October 2000.

A Magic Cue. Eastern District Association. Philadelphia. PA. February, 2000.

A Lesson With History — Bringing the Past to the Present for Our Future! Boston, MA. American Alliance in Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance. April 18, 1999.

Honors and Awards

Marquis Who’s Who in America – 2004

Outstanding Professional Award, Eastern District Association, February 2002

Outstanding Professional Award for College Teaching. New Hampshire Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance. November, 1999

New Hampshire Excellence in Education Award for Higher Education, Plymouth State College nominee, 1999.

Distinguished Teaching Award, Plymouth State College, May 1999

Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers: 1996, 1997, 2003

New Hampshire Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Merit Award, November 1992.

Courses Taught

PE 2423/2450 Fundaments in Gymnastics
PE 2713 Introduction to Physical Education and Health Instruction
PE 2415 Motor Development
PE 3000 Instructional Strategies I – Elementary
PE 3720 Motor Learning
PE 3100 Curriculum Design and Implementation
PE 4000 Instructional Strategies II – Secondary
PE 5560/ED3210 Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds (graduate)

Coming in 2015

August 18th, 2014 by Eric

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Athlete Testing video

December 17th, 2013 by Eric

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Contact Us

Department of Health and Human Performance

Draper & Maynard, 4th floor
8 a.m.–4:30 p.m., M–F

Phone: 603-535-2293
Email: jvstalnaker@plymouth.edu
(Jamie Stalnaker, Administrative Assistant)
Fax: 603-535-2395

Mailing Address
17 High Street
MSC #22
Plymouth, NH 03264