What is a Local Wellness Coordinator?
A Local Wellness Coordinator (LWC) is a campus-based individual who champions the health and wellness of the school's students, faculty, staff and community members and is an important part of our Coordinated Health Program.
LWC's are chosen by the school principal and run the gamut from counselors, to nurses, to PE teachers, to classroom teachers, to librarians.
They are paid a stipend to perform various tasks at pre-determined times, and submit documentation in the form of sign-in sheets, surveys, etc.
They are tasked with presenting the program at a faculty meeting, recruiting members for the School Wellness Action Team (SWAT) and coordinating a school-wide week-long wellness event, among other things.
This program has been funded in part by grants from the Sid W. Richardson Foundation.