Our Team

SWITCH Campus Team

SWITCH is led by an interdisciplinary research team of faculty and students that work collaboratively with ISU Extension and Outreach 4-H youth program specialists to ensure that the programming meets school needs and can be disseminated effectively. Content and research expertise in the Do, View, and Chew areas is provided by Iowa State University departments including Kineseology, Food Science Human Nutrition, and Psychology, while the 4-H Youth Development unit provides expertise in positive youth development.

2020 - 2021 Program Reach

37 schools from across Iowa participated in SWITCH during the 2020-2021 school year. Counties that had a participating SWITCH school are highlighted below in green.

Counties in Iowa with SWITCH schools

Advisory Team

Formed in June 2020, the SWITCH Advisory Team is comprised of school core team staff and Extension partners who provide the SWITCH campus team with guidance and recommendations to design strategies and revise content related to trainings, resources, and program implementation. 

Annette Brown

Annette Brown

4-H Youth Program Specialist

Casey Wenstrand

Casey Wenstrand

4-H Youth Program Specialist

Cindi Sweedler

Cindi Sweedler 

Webster City CSD
School Nurse

Megan Carlson

Megan Carlson

Montezuma CSD
K-12 PE & Health Teacher

Erin Heaton

Erin Heaton

4-H Youth Program Coordinator
Henry County

Kim Kuester

Kim Kuester

4-H Youth Program Specialist

Kristin Sheffield

Kristin Sheffield 

Earlham CSD
Director of Teaching & Learning

Marianne Hickey

Marianne Hickey

Bosco Catholic Schools
School Nurse

Pennie Klepper

Pennie Klepper

Graettinger-Terril CSD
4th Grade Teacher

Kaitlyn Scheuermann

Kaitlyn Scheuermann

Waukee CSD
Dietitian for Nutrition Services

Heidi Huckabone

Heidi Huckabone 

Mt. Pleasant CSD
Elementary PE Instructor