Ms. Andrea Burton is the Executive Director of TAHPERD. She received her Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in dietetics, from Middle Tennessee State University in 2010.  In July of 2011, she became the Rutherford County Schools Coordinated School Health Assistant where she facilitates health screenings for the district. Andrea is very excited to serve as the new Executive Director for TAHPERD, she is here to listen, assist, and help you in any way possible.

Legislative Update!


The Tom Cronan Physical Education Act” was enacted on May 18, 2018. This legislation sets a minimum requirement of 60 minutes per week for physical education in elementary schools across the state and goes into effect July 1, 2019.  
Learn more about the Tom Cronan Physical Education Act by reading the TAHPERD Tom Cronan Press Release.

The mission of the Tennessee Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance web site is to provide our members and visitors with information about the association, its members and their contributions to improving the lives of all those they can reach.

Recognizing Excellence Across the State

TAHPERD is represented by a number of high quality professionals who represent the mission of our organization. Our goal is to recognize the great work being done by teachers across the state. This month we would like to recognize Richard Muse of Collierville Elementary School. Learn more about Richard.

Latest News

Interested in presenting at this year’s TAHPERD Convention? Program Proposal Form now available online.

Interested in joining TAHPERD this year?  Mail-in the 2018-2019 Membership Form or Join Online.

TAHPERD Tom Cronan Press Release – Learn more!

TAHPERD 2018 Spring Newsletter

Check out SHAPE America and free resources for your Teacher Toolbox

SHAPE America introduces “Strategies for RECESS” in Schools Electronic Toolkit

TEAM Teacher Evaluation Rubric for Physical Education

Upcoming Events

SHAPE America National Convention, Tampa, Florida, April 9-13, 2019

Free TAHPERD/US Games Summer Workshops in June 2019

50th Annual TAHPERD Convention, October 27-29, 2019

Healthy and Physical Literacy Summit 2020, February 11-14, 2020

SHAPE America National Convention, Salt Lake City, Utah, April 21-25, 2020

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