About the Author, Wendy L. Sellers, RN, MA, CSE, FASHA

Wendy L. Sellers is the author of Puberty: The Wonder Years. She is also one of the distinguished writers of the Michigan Model for Health and the American School Health Association‘s 2014 Health Coordinator of the Year. Learn more about Wendy by watching this video.

Wendy has been a passionate advocate for health promotion for students for more than 30 years. Wendy L. Sellers is a national author, trainer, and the founder of Health4Hire, Inc. As the author of Puberty: The Wonder Years, Wendy advocates for skills-based, comprehensive, sexuality education that starts early, involves parents, and meets students’ needs. Among her favorite activities are answering students’ questions about sexuality and equipping others to be “ask-able” adults. 

Originally educated as a registered nurse, she quickly shifted her focus to prevention, became a Certified Prevention Consultant, and earned her master’s in Family and Consumer Sciences. Collaborating with stakeholders, Wendy has advanced coordinated school health through networking, communication, and data-based decision-making. Through these collaborations, Wendy has written proposals to successfully receive funding totaling over $3 million to support coordinated school health in her region. She also co-authored the nationally-recognized, evidence-based Michigan Model for Health, and has trained hundreds of educators across the country in its use.

Wendy has served as president of the Michigan School Health Coordinators’ Association and advocated for programs and policies to improve the health of students through her role as their Legislative Committee Chair for 10 years. Wendy was named 2014 National Health Coordinator of the Year by the American School Health Association (ASHA). She served on the ASHA Board of Directors and chaired their Advocacy & Coalitions Committee during 2017-18. She was named an ASHA Fellow in 2019, joining a group of passionate school health advocates. Wendy is currently on the Board of Directors of the Society of State Leaders of Health and Physical Education.

Wendy completed the Sexual Health Certificate Program at University of Michigan and went on to earn her AASECT certification as a Sexuality Educator in 2020.

With these credentials and her dynamic presentation style, Wendy is a sought-after presenter on school health and advocacy at state and national conferences. Contact the Puberty: The Wonder Years team via the contact page or by calling UGH-PUBERTY (844-782-3789).

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