Academic journal article VAHPERD Journal

President-Elect's Message

Academic journal article VAHPERD Journal

President-Elect's Message

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Happy Spring,

Greetings VAHPERD members and colleagues. I feel honored that I have the opportunity to lead our organization and serve the membership in the role of President Elect. Thank you for your support! As President-Elect, I plan to focus my energy towards membership initiatives and to address the VAHPERD mission which seeks to facilitate the professional growth, educational practices and legislation of our profession. We have so many creative and talented educators around the state that have an expertise within dance, recreation, adapted physical education, and health and physical education. All of these individuals could help strengthen the VAHPERD organization. I would like to work with these talented individuals to grow our membership and reach all eight regions within Virginia. In addition, I believe that by growing our membership we could help our members become advocates for our profession and in turn assist our Lobbyist when it comes to the promotion of various legislative efforts.

My second initiative will focus on the Professional Growth and Development of our members. There are already wonderful Professional Development opportunities that are supported by the VAHPERD organization which include the Southwest Virginia workshop, the Health and Physical Activity Institute (HPAI), the VAHPERD conference, and the Outstanding Health and Physical Education Programs (OHPEP) but I believe we can do MORE . …

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