“@tleahm of Small World Yoga called me to set up a meeting. Small World was already working in Metro Schools and wanted to expand to Rutherford County Schools. I was interested because high school students are required by law to receive 90 minutes of physical activity each week. This requirement is hard to meet, and yoga seemed like a great solution. We both knew that the (physical education) teacher, Kaitlyn Thornton, at Oakland High School already had interest in starting a program with her students. With the principal’s approval, we set the schedule.” – Jenna Stitzel
Jenna Stitzel is Rutherford County Schools Coordinated School Health Supervisor. She spearheaded the pilot program that brought yoga into Rutherford County Schools. We’re excited to return to Oakland High School this fall!