supportREALteachers.org is an initiative of the Center for Advancement of Standards-based Physical Education Reform (CASPER), a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. CASPER was founded in 1998 by Dr. Cathrine Himberg and consists of REAL teachers, parents, school administrators, and other stake holders concerned about quality physical education. We are mainly a volunteer based program based out of California State University - Chico, where Executive Director Cathrine Himberg, PhD teaches in the Physical Education Teacher Education program.
Our mission is to challenge physical education programs to be a part of the solution to the problem of physical inactivity in our society. We advocate for quality physical education taught by REAL physical education teachers in order to help ALL students develop the skills, the knowledge, and the desire they need to become physically active now and for the rest of their lives. We also advocate respect for the physical education profession by holding teachers and school administrators accountable for meaningful, quality physical education that is congruent with the national standards and appropriate practices.