New York State Ahperd

- 2011

Clay’s presentations at our NYS AHPERD state conferencewere spectacular. His understanding of quality physical education represents the finest in our profession. He motivates, inspires and provokes his audience to think beyond traditional physical education models. His passion and
professionalism is characterized by his commitment to share and teach other professionals. I highly recommend inviting Mr. Ellis to anyone needing an engaging, thoughtful and passionate speaker.
~ Jason Lehmbeck – Past President New York AHPERD - Physical Education Teacher - Minerva Deland Physical Education 

Minnesota State AHPERD

- 2013

"The keynote and breakout sessions that Clayton shared with the health/physical education teachers of Minnesota ROCKED! The endless supply of energy over the 2 days was unbelievable. Each and every person who attended his sessions left with something they could put into practice when they returned to their gymnasiums on Monday. Thanks for ALL you do for our fields of health and physical education!" 
​~ Sue Tarr, Ph.D. - Professor - St Cloud State University


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IOWA State Ahperd

- 2012

Clayton’s greatest strength is his ability to present/teach. Having been to dozens of his sessions I didn’t hesitate to bring Clayton in as a featured presenter for the IAHPERD 2012 Convention. Clayton has the ability to present 1-3 sessions, do an entire workshop or even serve as a keynote speaker for an event. Clayton has worked in extreme situations including teaching at risk students in Colorado, coaching HS football in Texas, and implementing the discipline of martial arts in to everyday classes. With his hands on approach you will learn classroom and behavioral management ‘tools’, skill/technique tips and assessment pieces. All presented information has a foundation of national teaching standards. Perhaps the greatest compliment I’ll give Clayton is if there was a position open in our school district, I would actively pursue him.

~ Tim O"Hagan – Past President Iowa AHPERD - Physical Education Teacher - Spirit Lake, IA Physical Education 

Wichita Public Schools

- Summer Professional Development - 2013

On behalf of the Wichita Public Schools, I and Karla would like to thank you for a great presentation at our district in-service for our middle and high school PE teachers.  At times this can be a difficult group to work with in that they are not always willing to participate in new physical activities.  However, your presentation kept each and every one of them actively engaged and I truly believe that they took a lot of information and ideas away from the day.  In fact I went to observe one of the middle school teachers and she was teaching an activity that you had taught them.  I also had a lot of positive feedback from other teachers that your presentation was great and that it had given them a lot of new activities.  It is so easy for us to get stuck in our daily routines but your presentation helped to open the door for some new ideas to beunleashed.  Again thank you for coming to Wichita.  
​~ Merri Copeland and Karla Stenzel - Physical Education Teachers - Physical Education Teacher Leaders

"PASSION, when you think about Clayton the one word that always comes to mind is passion. Over the course of the last six years, I have had the opportunity and pleasure to not only work with Clayton in a variety of professional areas, but observe him teach and present. Clayton is so passionate about providing students with a quality physical education he never takes the time to slow down and relax.

Clayton travels the country inspiring other professionals to become better teachers and achieve more in their classrooms. Clayton's presentations are dynamic and inspiring to teachers as they see how easy it is to integrate not only the national standards but core subject areas as well. I always enjoy talking to people after they have attended one of Clayton's sessions, because they are always inspired. It is my pleasure to call Clayton a true Quality Physical Educator." 

~Dr. Ken Bias - University of Central Missouri

"Clay has done a great job making Physical Education a priority in our schools. He is helping kid’s everyday achieve their fitness goals, and helping them to learn how to be healthy for a lifetime."

~Matt Cook - Former Aurora Public Schools Board of Education Member 

Denver Institute

- 2011, 2012, 2013

Clay has been a presenter at the Denver Public Schools Physical Education and Dance Summer Institute for the past three years. His sessions are innovative with an emphasis on appropriate practices, curriculum integration, assessment, and advocacy in physical education. Clay is an outstanding presenter who motivates participants to improve their teaching practices by thinking outside the box. His sessions align to physical education standards and include health and skill related fitness components. Clay's handouts are comprehensive which allow teachers to apply what they learn to their everyday instruction. 
​~ Eric Larson - Denver Public Schools - Physical Education Coordinator