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Most Valuable Person, Program, or Practice (MVP) of the Month

Christopher Ahrens

Christopher Ahrens is an adaptive physical educator in San Diego Unified School District.  Throughout the year he worked with general physical education teachers to create a program where his adaptive physical education students worked alongside their general education peers, engaged in 21st-century learning. Together, students are utilized informational text to create understanding, provided each other feedback, and guided each other’s growth. This student-centered model puts the focus on the students collaborating to develop physical literacy while enjoying physical activity. Chris also participated in the 2016-17 Physical Education Leadership Academy and earned the distinction as a San Diego County Physical Education Leader.

Past MVPs

  • May 2017:  Robin Carby (Chula Vista Elementary SD)
  • April 2017:  Dennis Gildehaus (San Diego Unified SD)
  • March 2017:  Cindi Elrod (San Diego Unified)
  • February 2017:  Correia Middle School Physical Education Department (San Diego Unified SD)
  • January 2017:  Play-It Safe Self Defense Program
  • December 2016:  Brian Nassif (Albert Einstein Academy Charter)
  • November 2016:  Dr. Kimberly Butler (Sweetwater Union High School SD)
  • October 2016:  San Diego Unified’s IMPACT Program
  • September 2016: Pat Sheehan (Poway Unified SD)

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