About Us

Our Zone is made up of members living and/or working in Suffolk county. We host monthly meetings from September through June and a local conference in the November. 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 Lori Hewlett, Suffolk Zone President.

Zone Leadership

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Lori Hewlett


Retired, Sachem Central School District

SUNY Cortland, Adjunct Professor

Contact Lori!

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Kerry Hogan

Past President

Kreamer Street Elementary School


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Suffolk Zone Conference


The Suffolk Zone annual conference is open to members and non-members.


Join us for the 2023 Suffolk Zone Conference!

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Sachem East High School

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Join us in welcoming Scott Todnem, our 2023 Keynote presenter.
Scott is the 2019 National Teacher of the Year in Health Education, Scullen Middle School, his sessions will include:
Hidden Connections in Health Ed.
Creating Active Social-Emotional Learners in Health Ed
Bridging Lessons in the Health Classroom

Additional presenters include:

   Beth Bolger: Sayville SD, 2021 Eastern District PE TOY, 2019 NYS AHPERD Elementary PE TOY
   Victor Spadaro; VA Elementary PE TOY, OPEN National Trainor
   Shannon Maly: 2021 National High School PE TOY, OPEN Trainor
   Amanda Stallone: Sachem SD Elementary PE
   And more...

Directors: if you will be registering as a district: Click here to register as a district.  Make a copy then follow the instructions to register your teachers.  If you have any questions please email suffolkzone@gmail.com

Return the form to lcorbett@nysahperd.org and to suffolkzone@gmail.com by October 21, 2023.

Meetings and Minutes

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

Help us celebrate our incredible Health and Physical Education Leadership Award recipients by taking a few moments to watch our  2021-22 High School Awards slideshow and 2022 Elementary/Middle School Awards slideshow.

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Conference and Webinars

Suffolk Zone holds an annual conference for members and non-members.


Details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Click here for details!

2023 Suffolk Zone Professional Awards


Suffolk Zone recognizes excellence among our dedicated professionals with our Teacher of the Year, Director Recognition Award & Amazing Person. We celebrate an outstanding future professional with the Future Professionals Award and recognize our outstanding elementary, middle school, and secondary students with our Physical Education Leadership Awards.
Click here to learn more.

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Mini Grants

The Suffolk Zone offers mini-grants to association members who teach health and/or physical education in an effort to promote new innovative program ideas. Mini-grant recipients are required to offer a workshop at the Suffolk Zone Conference in November. Mini-grant funds of up to $1500 can be requested for program equipment, supplies or materials, guest speakers, workshops, etc.


Click here for details.

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Suffolk Zone Fit Club

Each year the Executive Board of the Suffolk Zone Chapter of NYS AHPERD hosts a fit club competition for elementary students in 4th and 5th grade. The team competition was created to offer students and Health and Physical Education professionals across Suffolk County an opportunity to promote Health and PE.  The event is free of cost for all schools.

The 2023 Fit Club is ON!

Click here for details and to register.

Suffolk Zone Photo Gallery

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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 Lori Marra, Southold JR/SR High School, Suffolk Zone's 2022 winner.  Lori received a $250 Nasco gift card for her school.

Click here for Get Moving NY details