Jo Bailey

PE Teacher

Jo Bailey has been teaching Physical Education for over 20 years – she currently teaches Physical Education at D.C. Everest Senior High in Weston, WI., USA. Originally from the UK, Jo spent much of her life in Hong Kong and taught in the both the UK and Hong Kong for several years before moving to the USA in 2004. Jo is is a National Board Certified Teacher, a Google Certified Innovator, and was the 2013 Midwest SHAPE America High School Physical Education Teacher of the Year.

Jo has been a leader within her state, serving as the President of WHPE from 2012-14; she continues to serve on the WHPE Board of Directors. Jo has also served on various SHAPE America task forces and committees. She is currently the chair of the Advocacy Committee for the SHAPE America Midwest District. Jo has presented at and has been a keynote speaker at conferences around the world. She has written guest blogs for various organizations and recently co-wrote a book chapter on action research in Physical Education with Dr. Ash Casey from the UK.

An avid technology and gadget lover, Jo is always looking for ways to improve workflow, enhance learning (often through gamification), and leave more time for being active! She is committed to helping students find their fun through Physical Education.

Jo blogs at and can be found on Twitter @lovephyed