About Us

Our Zone is made up of members living and/or working in Nassau county. We host monthly meetings from September through June 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 Tara Nelsen, Nassau Zone President.

Zone Leadership

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Tara Nelsen


Physical Education Teacher
Lawrence Public Schools
Nassau Zone

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Henry Opperman

Past President

High School Health & Physical Education Teacher

Uniondale Union Free School District

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2023-2024 Nassau Zone Board

Nassau Zone Conference

Nassau Zone Conference

Join us for the 2024 Nassau Zone Conference
March 22, 2024
Adelphi University

Meetings and Minutes

Please join us for the Nassau Zone Meetings!  
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Conference and Webinars

Nassau Zone has held an annual conference for members and non-members each March.


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Nassau Awards 2021


The Nassau Zone of NYS AHPERD recognizes that there are many "unsung heroes" in our profession who make exemplary contributions to our students, schools, and communities. We seek to recognize deserving individuals in the following categories: Elementary PE, Middle School PE, Secondary PE, Adapted PE, Health Education and Higher Education Teacher of the Year Awards, Dance Educator, PE Director, and Coaching Recognition Awards and the Nassau Zone Service Award.

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Mini Grants

Nassau Zone offers Mini-Grants to provide financial assistance to current NYS AHPERD members for the implementation of quality Physical Education and Health programs. The Nassau Zone recognizes the professionalism and dedication of its members and encourages applications for these grants.


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Bob Kenney

Who was Bob Kenney?

Bob Kenney was a proud member of the Nassau Zone for over 50 years. Over that time, he positively influenced and had a lasting impact on hundreds of individuals to become the best educator possible. Bob would make it a point to talk with countless people, helping them in any way he deemed possible. Besides being an active member of the Nassau Zone, Bob would be at every NYS AHPERD conference, where he could be found at the many different socials, speaking with everyone from all zones. He mentored countless individuals over his many years of service. To honor his memory and legacy, the Nassau Zone has started the Bob Kenney Mentorship Program.

Nassau Zone is sponsoring the Bob Kenney Mentorship Program

This program will be available to our future professionals, who are getting ready to do their student teaching, and also anyone who has graduated within the last three years.

Nassau Zone will align a future professional, or individual who just graduated, with a Nassau Zone executive board member. Members from all zones are able to participate!

Click here for more details and to apply!


Scan the QR code for the application.
Questions or wish to donate to the Bob Kenney Mentorship Program?
Please email nassauzoneli@gmail.com.