Cindy Coughlin is a physical education and health teacher at Alice B. Beal Elementary School in Springfield, Massachusetts. She has been working in the Springfield Public School system for 11 years and has been teaching for 17 years. Throughout her teaching career Cindy has worked to teach children the importance of exercise and healthy eating habits. Her hope is that children will take the lessons that they have learned about healthy lifestyles and use that knowledge to make changes that will last for a lifetime. In 2011 Cindy was named Massachusetts’ Program Advisor of the Year for Fuel Up To Play 60. She serves on the executive board for Massachusetts Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (MAHPERD). Cindy is also a member of the Schools Committee for the New England United States Tennis Association (USTA).