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The Health and Physical Education Monthly Update contains monthly blurbs on the latest apps, FITNESSGRAM tips, literacy strategies, the activity of the month, the Most Valuable Person, Program, or Practice (MVP) and other relevant resources. The monthly update also includes information about upcoming professional learning opportunities. Links to the current and past monthly updates can be found below.



Most Valuable Person, Program or Practice

June 2018 MVP: San Diego Region CAHPERD Teachers of the Year, Kasey Galik and Dennis Gildehaus

Two deserving teachers were recognized as Teachers of the Year at the 2018 End-of-Year Social and Awards in Pacific Beach, sponsored by San Diego Region CAHPERD. 


Kasey Galik, an adapted physical education teacher from San Dieguito Union High School District, received recognition as the 2018 Adapted Physical Education Teacher of the Year. Kasey offers a class that blends general education and adapted students and is a model for other schools. She also runs a series of inter-district tournaments and track meets and is a true inspiration for both students and peers. Since Kasey was not able to attend, the award was accepted by her student Bridget Cuneo, who talked about how her teacher has helped her run for 20 minutes without stopping! 

Dennis Gildehaus of Pacific Beach Middle School was recognized as the 2018 Secondary Physical Education Teacher of the Year. While Dennis is a consummate professional who truly brings physical literacy to life for his students, perhaps his greatest attribute is being a leader in the profession. Dennis regularly opens his class for people to observe, has donated hundreds of hours to the professional learning of others, has played a key role in the development of the Fit 2 Learn Fit 4 Life website, has been instrumental in the implementation of technology in physical education, helps coordinate the California Middle School Physical Education Workshop, and is always willing to help so students can benefit!

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