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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.

2019 San Diego CAHPERD Award Recipients

  • New Physical Educator of the Year: Erin Roberts (Escondido Union School District)

  • Cindi Elrod Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year: Trent Suzuki (Escondido Union School District

  • Mary Blackman Secondary Physical Education Program of the Year: Valhalla High School
  • Administrator of the Year: Paige Metz (Health and Physical Education Coordinator at SDCOE)

  • San Diego CAHPERD President: Jason Reisenfelt (Sweetwater Union High School district)

Upcoming Meeting Dates

  • Fall Social TBD
  • San Diego Social at 2020 CAHPERD State Conference: Details TBD
  • End of Year Awards/Social: May 2020

San Diego CAHPERD President 

Bailee Hold-Sandsmark

Bailee teaches at Bernardo Heights Middle School in Poway Unified School District.  Contact her 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, 2020. For more information about the awards, contact Paige Metz.

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