Association history dates back to 1895 and is credited as the first state association recognized by the American Association for the Advancement of Physical Education. Membership of OAHPERD includes professional educators in Pre-K through higher education. The Association is led by a 28-member Board of Trustees and its current President, Pamela Bechtel. The Association is served by an Executive Director in Columbus, Ohio.
Vision Statement • Keeping Ohioans healthy and active for a lifetime Mission Statement The Ohio Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance is committed to keeping Ohioans healthy and active by providing lifelong learning, professional development, leadership, service, and advocacy.
Promote Professional Development Conduct, Coordinate or Co-sponsor • Conventions • Clinics • Workshops • Develop, Publish & Deliver • Future Focus & Newsline • ohahperd.org • ohahperd.wordpress.com • E-mail Blast
Facilitate Legislative Advocacy • Standards • Partnerships • Advocacy Committee
Collaborate with Professional Organizations • American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance • American Heart Association • Ohio Department of Education • Action For Healthy Kids Council • Other like minded organizations
Recognize Outstanding Professionals • Teacher of the Year • Ohio Gold • Honor & Service Awards • Grants & Scholarships
How to Become Involved • Join OAHPERD • Attend Convention, Workshops, Clinics • Complete Interest Form
President Elect or Past President Treasurer Executive Committee Secretary All Ohio Representative Trustees (3) (non-voting) Executive Director (non-voting) Divisions Standing Committees Student Leadership Adult Development and Learning Health Education SportSciences Editorial Board Finance, Investment and Review Physical Education Public Relations and Advocacy Governance and Nominating Awards and Recognition Higher Education Dance Recreation Student Subcommittees (non-voting)- Teacher of the Year - Memorial Scholarship - Ohio Gold - Honor Awards - Research Grants Subcommittees (non-voting) -Constitution and Bylaws Special Committees and Special Program Coordinators Special Appointments Convention Jump and Hoops for Heart (Co-chairs) ODE Representative (non-voting) Membership Parliamentarian (non-voting) Diversity Representative(non-voting) Historian(non-voting) StudentLiaison(s) OtherLiaisons (non-voting) OAHPERD LEADERSHIP STRUCTURE President
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