The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) flags will be lowered on Friday, Feb. 7, to honor the life of Steveda "Stevie" Chepko, Ed.D., who served as assistant dean for the College of Education from 2017 until the time of her death.
Chepko passed away on Monday, Feb. 3, at the age of 70.
As an expert on performance-based standards and assessment for physical education curriculums in K-12 schools, Chepko contributed greatly to the field of physical education during her 49-year career. This includes serving as chair of the task force that revised the National Standards for Initial Physical Education Teacher Education and serving on the AAHPERD Curriculum Framework Task Force for the National Standards & Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education.
Chepko earned her undergraduate degree in physical education from West Virginia University and her Ed.D. in curriculum and instruction and sport history at Temple University.
Prior to coming to UNO, Chekpo served as chair of the Department of Physical Education, Sport and Human Performance at Winthrop University in Rock Hill South Carolina. She was inducted into the West Virginia University College of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences Hall of Fame in 1999.
In addition to being a prolific writer and pioneer in the advocacy for women’s in athletics, she was also a passionate teacher, coach and sailor.
Our thoughts and condolences are with Stevie’s loved ones and the UNO College of Education family during this difficult time.
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