Physical Powers is the manifestation of everything I'm passionate about. There's nothing more important (or fun) than creating environments alive with activity. My work is my life, so I'm here to support your efforts to increase physical activity in schools, organizations, and at home in any way that I can.
I'm ready to help you discover your physical powers.
Let's get serious.
Pam Powers is an educational consultant and founder of Physical Powers, LLC. Pam is an award-winning educator, recognized by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and the Golden Apple Teaching Foundation. Her first love was dance and she began teaching pre-school students while in high school. Her dance background led her to the local civic light opera in New Mexico, and Pam performed in over twenty-five productions including several leading roles. An overuse injury led Pam to a local health club and within months she became an AFAA Certified Instructor. Her involvement with the Aerobics Federation included adjudication for AFAA and creation of fitness classes designed for youth at local health clubs. During this time, Pam completed certifications for Personal Fitness Instruction, Step, and Kickboxing. Pam was recognized as Outstanding Fitness Instructor of the Year for her work at Defined Fitness. Her love of dance pulled her back to the studio and she competed in ballroom dance, taking second place in the Rising Star at her first competition.
Upon completion of her undergraduate degree in physical education, Pam quickly began work on her master’s degree in curriculum and instruction. Pam was nominated and selected for a Klingenstein Fellowship through Columbia University and was the first physical educator to be chosen for the summer leadership development training.
She has developed curriculum for local schools and nationally, co-authoring “Dance in Physical Education” for NASPE. She became a facilitator for Schools Attuned, a learning differences program designed to help educators meet the needs of every student. She was the first physical educator to be chosen as a national facilitator for Schools Attuned.
Pam served on the review committee for the Praxis Series Test for Physical Education helping to create a baseline and high standards for candidates. Through her career, Pam has been selected to serve on numerous selection committees for state, district, and national teaching awards including the NFL Teacher of the Year.
Pam’s presentation experience began while still in her undergraduate studies and she was selected to present at the National Association for Health, Physical Education, and Dance Conference. Pam has presented at over 300 conferences, district in-services, and locally organized events. Her teaching award led her to these opportunities and Pam was recruited as the Director of Educational Services for Sportime. Pam’s work with Sportime included mentoring the Teacher of the Year awarded educators and assisting in creating quality presentations nation-wide. During this time, Pam was recognized with the Pride Award for her leadership work within the company.
In 2013, The First Lady, Michelle Obama announced Let’s Move! Active Schools and Pam was selected as the National Physical Education and Physical Activity Advisor, working in conjunction with SHAPE America. Pam recently attended a thank you event held at the White House, recognizing her work with Let’s Move! Active Schools.
Pam is the proud mom of her son Cees who is attending medical school at the University of New Mexico. Cees has spent many years volunteering with sports leagues that serve children with autism and is working to start a program in Albuquerque.
Pam’s love of children is equal to that for animals. She has served as a foster mom for Great Dane Rescue of Southeast Texas and is a proud mom to a Great Dane/Mastiff named Kitty Kat.
Pam also serves as a Child Advocate, providing a voice for children in the court system. She resides in Houston, Texas.