Athletic Director Dr. Jim Wright Honored

Section 11 colleagues Claude Kasman, Athletic Director from Bay Shore, and Bill Groth, Athletic Director from Riverhead, congratulate Dr. Wright at the recent AHPERD Conference.
Section 11 colleagues Claude Kasman, Athletic Director from Bay Shore, and Bill Groth, Athletic Director from Riverhead, congratulate Dr. Wright at the recent AHPERD Conference.

At the 2014 New York State AHPERD Council of Administrators Conference, South Huntington Athletic Director Dr. Jim Wright was presented with the Ellis H. Champlin Memorial Award for his continued work in promoting Health and Physical Education locally and throughout the state.  This is the highest recognition given at the state level and Jim is the only the 4th Suffolk County director to receive this prestigious award in its 53 year history. 

Jim has been instrumental in providing professional development to Directors of Health and Physical Education through his many presentations on subjects such as the reasons why children avoid Physical Education and the Danielson/NYSUT observation models as they relate to Physical Education.  He is also the co-author of PEHPC, a professional certification program for administrators that has been underwritten by the NYSCOA as its answer to increasing knowledge and awareness for directors. 

Jim shares this award with the Health and Physical Education staff of South Huntington as those that are committed to motivating students to maintain a healthy lifestyle and increase their physical activity.

Congratulations Dr. Wright on this prestigious award.