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National Fishing in Schools Program

“Cast A Lure, Catch A Student”

Spincast Curriculum Development Team

Dr. Matt Avey – HPE Curriculum Specialist, Lincoln Public Schools

  • Responsibility: co-writer; K-12 standards suitability/compliance for HPE
  • Key contribution: teacher & administrator curriculum experience
  • Teaching experience: NFSP Level 2 Trainer; high school PE for 6 years
  • Years angling: 20
Matt Avey

Dana C. Cole – Director, National Fishing in Schools Program; founder The School of FlyFishing; co-founder Fishing Education Foundation/NFSP; author “Cast A Fly, Catch A Student” curriculum & "Learn How To Fly Fish"

  • Responsibility: Senior Editor
  • Key contribution: editorial oversight
  • Teaching experience: 30 years; NFSP Level 3 Educator
  • Years angling: 67
Dana Cole

Katie Dement Program Manager, National Fishing in Schools Program; co-founder, Fishing Education Foundation/National Fishing in Schools Program

  • Responsibility: co-writer; curriculum oversight
  • Key contribution: Experience with teaching & training 600 NFSP Level 1 & 2 Teachers
  • Teaching experience: 15 years teaching fly fishing (The School of FlyFishing); 6 years teaching/certifying NFSP Level 1 & 2 educators
  • Years angling: 35
Katie Dement

Eric Einspahr – Co-instructor, University of Nebraska Fly Fishing Course; UNL Academic Advisor

  • Responsibility: co-writer
  • Key contribution: higher education academic advisor & multi-discipline angler
  • Teaching experience: NFSP Level 2 Trainer; 3 years University of Nebraska Fishing course; NGPC volunteer youth instructor
  • Years angling: 20 (10 Master Angler Certificates)
Eric Einspahr

James Fischer – Co-instructor, University of Nebraska Fly Fishing Course; Asst. Director, Human Resources University of Nebraska

  • Responsibility: co-writer
  • Key contribution: higher education viewpoint; university instructor & administrator
  • Teaching experience: NFSP Level 2 Trainer; 3 years University of Nebraska Fishing course
  • Years angling: 30
Jim Fischer

Dr. Francis Lynott – Peru State College Asst. Professor

  • Responsibility: co-author; Standards compliance
  • Key contribution: HPE college professor; Phd PE pedagogy; higher education academic advisor
  • Teaching experience: NFSP Level 2 Trainer; started NFSP certification course at Peru College
  • Years angling: 40
Frank Lynott

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