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San Diego CAHPERD Unit

​​​The California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (CAHPERD) is a nonprofit group started in 1930 to promote healthful lifestyles thou​gh quality education. San Diego Unit 47-412 meets two or three times a year. The meetings are open to the public and to educators who aren't a member of the statewide organization.

2017 San Diego CAHPERD Award Recipients

  • Outstanding Service to the Profession:  Cindy Elrod (San Diego Unified District)
  • Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year:  Jamila Demby (Chula Vista Elementary School District)
  • Outstanding New Physical Education Professional:  Alexander Cann (San Diego Unified School District)
  • Administrators of the Year:  Jonathan McDade (San Diego Unified School District) and Elaine Elefante-Leano (Sweetwater Union High School District)
  • Exceptional Contribution:  Bobbi Acosta (Sweetwater Union High School District) and Tabatha Ross (Sweetwater Union High School District)
  • Community Partners of the Year:  Drowning Prevention Foundation and EdUCate

Upcoming Meeting Dates

  • 2017-2018 Dates TBA

San Diego CAHPERD President 

Brian Nassif

Brian teaches at Albert Einstein Academy Elementary Charter School and is a past “California Elementary Physical Educator of the Year.”  He can be contacted at

Teacher and Program of the Year Applications

Teacher and Program of the Year awards are given out at the unit's end-of-year banquet. The deadline for applications is May 1, 2018. For more information about the awards, contact Paige Metz.

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