Staff Directory

Wellness
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Christopher Pendleton
Wellness Teacher
cpendleton@innovationcharter.org

Chris joined the IACS team in 2016 serving in different student services roles before in 2018 becoming a middle school wellness teacher. His educational background includes a B.S. in Sport Movement Science with a concentration in Fitness & Wellness from Salem State University and currently he’s working on his M.Ed. in Physical Education from the University of Arkansas. Prior to teaching, Chris worked in the strength & conditioning field training and designing fitness/nutrition programs for youth athletes, college athletes, and general adult clientele. He spent three years at Optum Health a corporate fitness & wellness company where he managed the wellness offerings for three different sites including Mass General Hospital in Waltham. In addition to teaching, Chris is a certified strength & conditioning specialist as well as certified in exercise nutrition, he’s also involved with our athletic program as Head Junior Varsity Middle School Basketball coach in the winter, and Assistant Track coach in the spring.