Gary Lemke is a connected educator for Interactive PE (iPE), a provider of high school health education and physical education curriculum. He works with leading educators to implement innovative blended learning solutions for better student outcomes. He founded iPE to help schools offer more relevant and enjoyable physical education and health education experiences.
Lemke serves as an officer for the Indiana Association of Health Education, Recreation, and Dance (INAHPERD), and as a state representative for the Midwest District of the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America). PBS has recognized Gary Lemke as a LearningMedia Digital Innovator. He is committed to providing professional development opportunities for teachers through continuing education program. He regularly lectures to pre-service teachers currently preparing at the university level for licensure. Gary belongs to the University of Indianapolis Kinesiology Advisory Board and serves on the Top10 council, a catalyst for policy, system, and environmental change. He regularly advocates for better public policy related to the health and well-being of today's youth. Gary is a sought after speaker at the local, state, national, and international level.Background Lemke is an Indiana native and received his Mechanical Engineering degree from Purdue University. Gary worked at Bell Laboratories before heading to Silicon Valley to help grow Hewlett-Packard's young computer business. Upon his return to Indiana, Gary directed the software development and marketing efforts for a start-up that subsequently went public. Leveraging his expertise in customer management, Gary founded an industry research firm analyzing customer-facing strategies, technologies, and trends. He has served as a Trustee of the Children's Museum of Indianapolis.
A lifelong journey of fitness expressions. Gary has participated in almost every competitive sport and physical activity. He believes everyone, regardless of age or past experience, should try as many different "expressions of fitness" as possible. Gary is an avid cyclist and a recreational tennis player. He enjoys snow skiing and hiking in the mountains. Most people don't know Gary started windsurfing as "recovery therapy" after fracturing his neck.
On a personal note: "I am grateful to the teachers who challenged and encouraged me. I unknowingly received inspiring life lessons from a close friend who always taught without teaching. Isn't that the way it should be? I had the honor of working at the sides of Bill and Dave who modeled "the HP way" of trust and respect. There is no better way to run a business, family, or friendship. Lastly, I have had the privilege to observe a great coach who knows how to touch the heart of a young life. In humility and gratitude, I hope to pay forward what others have shared with me. -- Gary Lemke