My name is Jared Rago and I am the current president of the Future Professional Section of NYS AHPERD. I am in my junior year at SUNY Cortland, majoring in physical education, with a concentration in adapted physical education. I will also be pursuing a masters degree in health education.
At Cortland, I participate in several on campus activities. I am on the board of our majors club, the Alliance of Physical Education Majors. I serve as our state representative, relaying all information about NYS AHPERD back to the club. Through the majors club, I have been able to attend the NYS AHPERD conference, the SHAPE America conference in New Orleans, and National Speak Out Day in Washington D.C. Aside from physical education, I am the coach of the Cortland Club Baseball team. I also coach back at home for the Long Island Body Armor Titans.
Back in Suffolk County on Long Island, I am the NYS AHPERD Suffolk Zone Future Professional Representative. I have been able to help plan and organize the yearly zone conference, even getting the opportunity to present. I was even fortunate enough to be named the 2022 Suffolk Zone Future Professional of the Year, which was a great honor.
In this new position, I am excited to be able to work closely with other future professionals from all across the state of New York! We have a great team here at NYS AHPERD and I am looking forward to the upcoming year and all that we have in store!
Hi, my name is Chloe Peer, I am a physical and health education student at SUNY Brockport and President-Elect for NYS AHPERD Future Professionals Section.
I am passionate about helping others and showing them the joy and knowledge that can be gained through physical education and health. I am originally from Saranac Lake, NY, a small town in the Adirondacks. Outside of school, I am a coach for Rochester Special Hockey and love to hike, run, bike, ski, and play any sport that crosses my path.
I am increasingly intrigued by human movement, play and wellness. I genuinely want everyone to find activity that brings them joy, and believe comprehensive wellness should be accessible to all.
Hello everyone, my name is Melissa Pierce and I am the Advisor for the NYS AHPERD Future Professional Section. I am a professor at SUNY Brockport, where I teach Adventure Challenge, Fitness for Teachers, and Early Childhood Physical Education. I am also the Advisor for the Physical Education Majors Club at Brockport, the supervisor for our Graduate Assistants who teach in our program, and the supervisor for student teachers as well.
I absolutely love guiding and watching future professionals develop into professionals within our field. I am very excited for this new role as Advisor of the Future Professionals Section, and I look forward working with our President and President-Elect and all of the student members of NYS AHPERD.
Future Professionals Monthly Professional Development Webinars
The 2021-2022 Future Professionals Section Monthly Virtual Professional Development Series has come to an end. We will pick up again in the fall with a new schedule and program line-up.
NYS AHPERD offers a Career Center for our members to post jobs and to search for openings in the field.
November 15-18, 2023
Turning Stone, Verona, NY
What's In It For You!
The annual conference offers a plethora of opportunities for Future Professionals! Volunteer to assist a presenter with their audio/visual needs and introduce them, attend our mentor program -Follow the Leader, attend sessions that will help you build your resume and interview skills, meet fellow students and connect with professionals from across the state