SCAPE (State Council on Adapted Physical Education)
The mission of the CAHPERD Section on Adapted Physical Education is to lead, support, and assist
Adapted Physical Education Specialists to provide the highest quality physical education programs
for individuals with and without disabilities in California. Such programs will maximize student skill development and
cultivate a desire to lead an active, healthy, and productive lifestyle.
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Teachers of the Year (TOYS)
The State Council on Adapted Physical Education had great difficulty just choosing just one teacher of the year because of the high quality of all the applicants.
So this year there we celebrate two Teachers of the Year (TOYs).
Congratulations Cindi Miller Chase and Nancie Whiteside!
Cindi Miller Chase
Cindi works for Pleasanton Unified School District. My passion is teaching individuals with disabilities and providing multiple settings and opportunities for them to learn and grow. I teach APE classes to students from TK/K-12th grade. Lessons are created so that every student has their own point of entry and can be successful at their own level. She advocates for the profession by being a key organizer for the Elementary Physical Education Workshop that is held each summer at Cal Ploy, San Luis Obispo. While on the committee, I have been able promote the importance of including all students in a Physical Education class to providing input and info of different learning styles in order to help reach all of our students. *On Social Media: I am an active participant on twitter and Voxer “AdaptedPE group”, as well as Facebook. I have been a contributor on “Elementary School PE Chat” on the topic of “How to include all students in PE class” and “APE”, hosted by Tracy Sharlow.
Nancie C Whiteside
Nancie teaches for Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District. Nancie is a advocate for her students through consistent participation in IEPs and collaboration with staff. She provides school and district wide staff development for physical educators and classroom teachers on inclusive physical education activities and games, and on standard based physical education. She has presented many activity sessions to adapted physical education teachers in the
Tri-Valley SELPA, and to participants at CAHPERD, Southwest District and the National Adapted Physical Education.
and... Our Scholarship Winners:
Ruby Zapien from CSU Long Beach
$1000 Adapted Physical Education Student Scholarship
Paul Kim from CSU Long Beach
$1000 Julius Spizziri Student Scholarship