About Us

Our Zone is made up of members living and/or working in Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, Washington counties. We host monthly meetings, a local conference, and webinars. We invite you to join us and become a part of a diverse and robust organization that continually works to enhance our members knowledge and skills, ensuring their students have the highest quality health and physical education programs possible.

If you have questions, we encourage you to review our webpage or reach out to Jen Murphy-Fries, Capital Zone President.

Zone Leadership

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Jennifer Murphy-Fries


Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk CSD

Director of Athletics, Physical Education, Health & Wellness

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Jessica Hull

Past President

Shenendehowa Central School District

Health Education Teacher

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2023-2024 Capital Zone Board

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Capital Zone Conference

Join us for the 2024 Capital Zone Conference 

Thursday, March 7, 2024 at Russell Sage College

Details will be posted when they are available

Click here for more information and to register.

We are still looking for a few presenters, click here to submit a Call for Programs Application if you have something new and exciting to share.

Meetings and Minutes

Please join us for the Capital Zone Meetings! 
Click here for meeting details.

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Conference and Webinars

Capital Zone has held a Members Only annual Conference each spring. Due to COVID 19 restrictions, we are hosting a virtual Webinar Series in place of our annual conference.

Pre-registration is required and CTLE hours will be offered.
Click here for program details!

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Capital Zone recognizes excellence among our dedicated professionals with our Professional of the Year, Teacher of the Year, Zone Service Award & Amazing Person. We celebrate our outstanding students with the Sandra G. Morley Physical Education Student Leadership Awards and the High School Physical Education Leadership Awards.
Click here to learn more.

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Zone Grants

Capital Zone offers annual mini grants to our members. Funds are available for current Zone members for the purpose of funding new or existing physical education, health or dance related programs needs within their school districts. Applicants may apply for up to $700 in total or partial funding in grant requests.
Click here for details and an application.

Capital Zone Photo Gallery

2023 C Atkins Scholarship winner

Carol A. Atkins Memorial Scholarship

Friday, June 2, 2023, the first Carol A. Atkins Memorial Scholarship was awarded at Scotia-Glenville HS. This scholarship was created by the Capital Zone to honor Carol who passed in 2021, after a 5-year battle with cancer.  The award was presented by Carol's sister Bev Spencer, close friend Ellen Montanaro and Capital Zone member Barb Wurz. The $500 scholarship was awarded to Stephanie James. Stephanie will be attending the College of ST. Rose in the fall majoring in biology. She was very pleased to be the recipient of an award that honored one of her former teachers that she so admired.

Pictured left to right: JoAnn Sabourin, Sandy Morley, Barb Wurz, Stephanie James, Bev Spencer, Ellen Montanaro and Maryanne Ceriello