About Us

Our Zone is made up of members living and/or working in Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga and Oswego counties. We host monthly meetings from September through May and a local conference in the spring. 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 Aimie Sarkodie-Mensah-Best & Monica Wolfe, Central North Zone Co-Presidents.

Zone Leadership

Aimie and Monica 2022
Aimie Sarkodie-Mensah-Best & Monica Wolfe


Aimie - Syracuse CSD

Monica - Cooperstown Central School

Contact Aimie & Monica!

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Sandy Williams

Past President


Rome City School District

Contact Sandy!

D. Penella and C. Digristina 2023
Christina Digristina Mazur & Diane Penella


Diane - retired

Christina - Holland Patent CSD

2022-2023 Central North Zone Board

Central North Zone Conference

The 2023 Central North Zone Conference

 held on Friday, March 17, 2023, at Vernon Verona Sherril CSD

was a great success!

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Meetings and Minutes

Please join us for the Central North Zone Meetings! Our meetings are held either during the school day from 9 am - 11 am or in the evening from 6 pm-8 pm.
Click here for meeting details.

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Conference and Webinars

Central North Zone had held a combination of full and 1/2 day professional development programs for members and non members, in locations throughout the Zone.


We are working on plans for the upcoming school year.
Click here for details!

2022 CNZ Professional Award Recipients 2


Central North Zone recognizes excellence among our dedicated professionals, higher education students and we are looking forward to celebrating our outstanding elementary. middle school and high school students with the Student Leadership Awards.
Click here to learn more.

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Mini Grants

Central North 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 $100 in total or partial funding in grant requests.
Click here for details and an application.

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Get Moving NY

NYS AHPERD Get Moving NY has concluded the 2022 Spring to Health event. Certificates were mailed to participating teachers for presentation to their students.

Congratulations to Kelly Lenard and Sean Temple, Westmoreland Elementary School, CNZ's 2022 winner.  Kelly and Sean received a $250 Gopher gift card to use for their school.

Click here for Get Moving NY details