Jen Brooks, CMAA
In a world where I often found myself as the only woman in the room, I embarked on a journey to discover a space where I could connect with other like-minded females in the realm of high school sports. It became clear to me that this space would only come to fruition if I took the initiative to create it myself. Thus, the Global Community of Women in High School Sports was born.
Imagine a world where passion and determination intersect, and the room is filled with women who share an unshakeable love for high school sports. This world is not a distant dream; it’s a reality we’ve crafted. The story begins with our founder, Jen Brooks, who, like many of us, often found herself the lone woman in the room when discussing high school sports. Her journey was fueled by a desire to change that, to create a community where like-minded individuals could gather and thrive.
Our community isn’t just for women; it’s a place for everyone who shares our passion and values. It’s a space where we come together to celebrate the strength, determination, and camaraderie that working in high school sports can foster.
At the Global Community of Women in High School Sports, we’ve extended an open invitation. This isn’t an exclusive club; it’s a welcoming haven for all who hold high school sports close to their hearts. Here, we celebrate not just the wins on the field but also the strength, determination, and camaraderie that working in high school sports can inspire.
Welcome to our Global Community, where we aim to empower, inspire, and unite individuals from all walks of life through the love of high school sports. Together, we’re breaking barriers and creating a brighter future for high school sports, one connection at a time. Join us in this exciting journey!
Step inside our Global Community, where the aim is to empower, inspire, and unite individuals from all walks of life through the shared love of high school sports. In this vibrant tapestry of passion, we’re not just breaking barriers; we’re creating a brighter future for women working in high school sports, one connection at a time. We invite you to join us in this exhilarating journey, where together, we’re crafting a legacy of excellence and inclusion. Welcome to a space where dreams for women working in high school sports know no bounds.
Meet our Executive Council
Hi I’m Carolyn. People call me Coach Sideco. I journey with athletic administrators in deepening, and ultimately, aligning their personal values with their professional skill emergence and practice. Partnering with CoachingKapwa builds wellness capacity, efficacy, and longevity of humans working in the service of youth who play sports.
Hey! I’ve been the Athletic Director at Woods Charter School (Chapel Hill, NC), since 2014. I oversee and direct the entire athletic program at Woods Charter (K-12) and teach two 9th grade Health and PE classes. I am an active member of the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association, and is licensed as a Certified Athletic Administrator (CAA).
Dedicated thought leader, educator, and professional driven to impact change and educational awareness in the areas of Diversity, Inclusion and Opportunities for the Historically Underrepresented Groups (HUGS).
Annette is an Alabama State Department of Education Administrator specializing in federal grant funding, compliance, professional development, and Out of School Time programming. She leads grants for 21st CCLC, Defendant Care, and Pre-K programs. Annette is a former Athletic Administrator with over 20 years of experience in Arkansas, Texas, and Alabama. She is a volunteer for various organizations and has received numerous honors and awards. Annette enjoys creating opportunities for others, volunteering, sports, outdoors, planting, and spending time with family and friends.
Jacob Yorg, Ed.D, CMPC Mental Performance Consultant/Psychology Teacher /Coach
Tammy Schondelmayer is the Director of Athletics and District Coordinator of Physical Education and Health for the Bloomfield Public Schools in Bloomfield CT. She has been an athletic director for 21 years, all of which have been in Bloomfield. Under Tammy’s leadership, the athletics program at Bloomfield HS has amassed 64 state championships and 25 sportsmanship awards, of which she is the most proud.
Global Community State Leaders
A Global Community State Leader is responsible for recruiting members in your state to join our Community. The goal for each State Leader is to increase membership in your states by utilizing your network to reach out and invite Athletic Directors, Coaches, those aspiring to be Athletic Directors and Coaches; men and women to become a member of the Global Community.
You will be the point person to the Global Community as to what is happening or needed in your state and keep the Executive Council apprised of pertinent information from your region.
The Global Community is always looking for ways to improve or expand or reach. Don’t ever hesitate to reach out – all ideas are good!
Meet our State Leaders
District of Columbia