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The Faces of Community Education – Part 5

Intramurals and Wellness

Gabe Carlson, Wellness Specialist, 11 years

comed_staff_gabe_carlsonI coordinate the staff wellness program for the West Des Moines Community School District as well as the intramural sport program for 7th – 12th grade students. I love being in a service position where I can help people learn about their health status and help build a safe and nurturing culture for our teachers, staff, and students. It is also a pleasure to interact with our students and help connect and integrate them into our schools through intramural sports.

Community Education is about service to our community and providing needed education and support, so being people focused is our top priority.

When I am not at work I enjoy being outdoors in nature, whether that is camping over a weekend with my wife and two daughters, or taking my two dogs out pheasant hunting. I also enjoy playing basketball a couple times a week and staying active.