Position: Middle School Physical Education Director and Head Coach
School: Einstein Charter School
School District: New Orleans Public Schools
City, State: New Orleans, Louisiana
About the Nominee: The hard work and dedication Jennifer Whitehead puts into helping her students makes her a LifeChanger at Einstein Charter Middle School. She is a returning Physical Education Director who leads girls and boys' Physical Education classes in grades 6-8 using Sport Education and Health curricula. This role also includes coaching competitive sports teams in basketball, volleyball, soccer and track. Coach Whitehead, better known as "Coach J," teaches students from very diverse backgrounds and helps them succeed in school and everyday life. She has taught Physical Education and Health and coached extra-curricular sports activities for nearly ten years. During this time, she has proven to be very successful in working with urban youth and under-served communities. She truly loves making a difference in her students' lives as well as their families' lives through education, sports and physical fitness activities.