About Us

Our Zone is made up of members living and/or working in Broome, Cayuga, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Otsego, Schuyler, Tioga and Tompkins counties. We host monthly meetings from September through June and a local conference in the January. 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 Dr. Helena Baert, Central South Zone President.

Zone Leadership

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Dr. Helena Baert


Associate Professor

SUNY Cortland

Contact Helena!

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Dr. Matthew Madden

Past President

Associate Professor, Department Chair

SUNY Cortland

Contact Matthew!

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Pete Girolamo


Elm Street Elementary School, Waverly CSD (Retired)

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2021-2022 Central South Zone Board

Central South Zone Conference

Save the Date

January 20, 2023

SUNY Cortland

Details will be posted as soon as they are available

Meetings and Minutes

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

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Conference and Webinars

Central South Zone holds an annual conference for members and non-members each January at SUNY Cortland.


We are looking forward to seeing everyone in 2023!
Click here for details!

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Central South Zone recognizes excellence among our dedicated professionals with our Physical Education Teacher of the Year, Health Teacher of the Year & Amazing Person Awards. We celebrate our outstanding students with our annual Student Leadership Awards.
Click here to learn more.

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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.

Click here for Get Moving NY details