Irving ISD is proud to recognize and congratulate Dr. Sandi Cravens, Health & Physical Education Coordinator for Irving ISD, and Marcela Quiroz, Physical Education/Health Teacher at Johnston Elementary School, for being named CATCH Texas Champions! 

CATCH, which stands for Coordinated Approach To Child Health, works with school districts to promote school health. The CATCH Texas Champions award recognizes teachers, physical education specialists and administrators for their untiring dedication to create healthy environments for the students in their districts. 

Dr. Cravens and Ms. Quiroz were two of five CATCH Champions recognized at the Texas Association of Health, Physical Education and Dance (TAHPERD) annual conference in Fort Worth earlier this month. 

“The Coordinated Approach To Child Health program has been rewarding to watch flourish from students and faculty into home and community,” says Quiroz. “We are so lucky to be a part of a district that values and supports comprehensive child health. Students are staying active and making healthier choices, thanks to the CATCH team and our committed leaders. I am so very happy to be a part of this.”

“It’s been such a pleasure working with CATCH over the past several years,” says Cravens. “Their resources and support have been instrumental in helping our teachers facilitate health education for their students and families, and healthy environments on their campuses. Our health and physical education teachers’ hard work, passion and dedication have been an invaluable force in promoting healthy lifestyles in the Irving ISD community. I also want to congratulate Marcela and recognize her for her leadership in our wellness journey. She has been instrumental in our success.” 

Irving ISD extends its gratitude and congratulations to Dr. Cravens and Ms. Quiroz for their heartwork and dedication to helping students develop healthy habits. To learn more about CATCH, visit