About

The National Physical Education & School Sport Institute is a new collaborate venture between the Great Activities Publishing Company, the North Carolina Center for Health & Wellness and UNC Asheville Athletics.

The Institute was established to help support, enhance, and develop the instructional skill sets of grassroots K-12 physical education teachers and teacher-coach leaders. As such, each year we will bring the “best-of-the-best” to UNC Asheville to teach, motivate, and inspire!

We believe that teaching is an honorable profession. Teaching in the classroom, gym, or field is extremely worthwhile and a very exceptional calling.  As Lee Iacocca says:

“In a completely rational society, only the best of us would aspire to be teachers.  The rest of us would have to settle for something less. Because the act of passing civilization along from one generation to the next ought to be the highest honor and biggest responsibility anyone could have.”

We further believe that in order for us to be the best, we must learn from the best. To this end, we are dedicated to assisting the many teachers, teacher-coaches, administrators, presenters, and keynoters who gather in Asheville each year. If there is anything you need, please let us know!

Artie Kamiya, President & Founder
Great Activities Publishing Company
artie@greatactivities.net

Stacey Millett, Executive Director
North Carolina Center for Health & Wellness
smillett@unca.edu 

Janet Cone, Director of Athletics
UNC Asheville
jcone@unca.edu