Welcome the Tennessee Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance! Now we are in 2019 I am excited for the opportunity to lead this organization. TAHPERD is a strong organization which is led by some of the leading educators in the state of Tennessee who make up the leadership team. These individuals are dedicated to making Tennessee the best State in the Southern District.

Our Theme for 2019 is ‘Game On’! We are in the game to make Tennessee the best ever.  2019 is the 50th Anniversary of the TAHPERD organization and wouldn’t it be great to have 50% of all Tennessee Physical Education/ Health teachers become a member.  If every member invited two additional people to join we would exceed 50%.  Last year we learned that approximately 22% of teachers in the state are current members of our organization? The map below provides a description of where our members are located.

Our organization is reaching out to positively impact children on a daily basis! One member at a time will make a difference for our profession, programs, and students!  Yea, it is time to say, ‘Game On’

Our focus is to be more active across the state in offering workshops for professionals. The state of Tennessee has many colleges and universities with programs for our focus areas. A goal we would like to see take place, would be to offer 1 workshop per year in the West, Middle, and East Tennessee regions. Planning was put in motion last year to make this happen. Well it is ‘Game On’, Help us make it happen.

We would like to continue with the recognition of an individuals that should be recognized for their work and representation of our organization, please send me their name, school/organization, and email address [louis.hines@mnps.org]. Our goal is to highlight 50 excellent contributions made by so many in the state of Tennessee.

Finally, we will communicate more about the political climate of the State Of Tennessee concerning Physical Education/Health and Wellness.

Wayne Hines
2019 TAHPERD President