Krista Smeltzer is a physical education teacher at Champlain College Saint Lambert, a CEGEP on the South Shore of Montreal. She teaches courses on yoga, fitness, ultimate frisbee, running, and nutrition. She focuses on encouraging students to find joy in movement. She enjoys collaborating with colleagues on curriculum design, alignment, and self-assessment. As a result of teaching during a pandemic, she also has a newfound enthusiasm for rethinking and redesigning physical education courses using a blended learning approach.
Krista is an advocate for lifelong learning and can be found attending conferences and workshops or helping to organize them. She holds two degrees from McGill, a B.Ed in Physical Education and a M.A. in Physical Education Pedagogy. She is currently completing a M.Ed in College Teaching at the Université de Sherbrooke, exploring meaningfulness in CEGEP physical education.
She is a Past President of APEQ (Association of Physical Educators of Quebec), an association she has been a part of since 2002. For her contributions and efforts, she was recognized with a CAPHERD Student Award in 2005 and the Andy Anderson Young Professional Award in 2013.
In between chauffeuring her kids between rinks and fields, Krista can be found playing ultimate Frisbee and hockey, weight training, golfing, running, skiing, and practicing yoga.