Gayden is an Associate Instructional Professor currently teaching Health & Fitness, The Science of Basic Health &Fitness and Physical Education classes at Texas A&M University. She has taught for the Physical Education Activity Program at Texas A&M in College Station since 1997 and spent several semesters co-ordinating racquet sports for the department during this time. Prior to teaching at TAMU, she taught and coached in the Bryan, Texas public school system. She attended Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, for two years during which time she competed on the varsity tennis and soccer teams. She completed her B.S. in Kinesiology and earned her M.S. in Health Education from Texas A&M University in College Station. Outside of the classroom, Gayden enjoys spending time with her family, lifting, reading, coaching, and serving as a Meet Director for the Aggie Swim Club.
Kirstin Brekken Shea
Kirstin is a Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of Group Exercise Activities in the Physical Education and Activity program in the Health and Kinesiology Department at Texas A&M University. Childhood obesity, stress management through yoga/meditation, and adult ?tness/nutrition are her particular areas of interest. Kirstin teaches Kinesiology majors classes as well as step aerobics, cardio-kickboxing, walking, and beginning and intermediate yoga. She especially enjoys sharing yogic principles in order to enhance her students’ quality of life. Kirstin is a soccer mom of three wonderful, active kids. She loves to hang out with her family, cook, garden, and of course attend soccer practices and games.
Dottiedee has been teaching at Texas A&M University in the Health and Kinesiology Department for the past twelve years. She is coordinator for the areas of Self-Defense, Yoga, Badminton, and Basketball. She also teaches Safety Education courses as well as Alcohol Awareness programs. She received a B.S. in Physical Education and Health and an M.S. in Kinesiology at Texas A&M University. She has also been involved with the National Youth Sports program for the past thirteen years as Director and Project Administrator. Prior to returning to the college setting she was a public school teacher in the Richardson Independent School District, coaching and teaching physical education and health. Her interests are drug and alcohol prevention, personal safety awareness, and underserved youth services.