Dr. Haddad Superintendent for SVVS has been nominated as our October Healthy Hero. Dr. Haddad has served as Superintendent since 2009. You might see Don walking around one of our schools during one of his “walking meetings”.
vw: Dr. Haddad , your commitment to fitness is inspiring. What does your personal fitness routine look like?
DH: I try to bike every morning. I get up early and get in at least 20-30 minutes on the stationary bike. I try and get to the rec center twice a week. I also make sure 2 of my meetings a day are walk and talk meetings.
vw: What are some things you do to prioritize healthy living?
I try to de-stress. I make an effort not to sit all day.
vw: What are your favorite healthy foods?
DH: Fruits, I love fruits and I try and have them readily available to grab and eat. It’s so much easier to get your recommended daily amounts of fruits and vegetables when you have them all chopped up and ready to just grab and go.
vw: What would you like to see in our schools to promote healthy living for SVVS employees?
DH: I would love for everyone to find more time throughout their work day to walk. We all should take a few minutes throughout our days to take a quick walk to refresh and recharge. It doesn’t have to be long or outside in the snow, but just something to get the blood flowing. I’d also like to see less employees eating lunch at their desks, use this time for you. With this, I would also like to see more stress reduction classes and resources available to all employees, especially around our busy testing times.
vw: Dr. Haddad , what would be your Personal Healthy Tip? Take it a day at a time and eventually, moderate exercise and eating well will become a part of your daily routine.
Thank you Don for being this months Healthy Hero!!!!