About Us

Our Zone is made up of members living and/or working in Niagara, Erie, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties. Our meetings are held from September through May and our local Western Zone conference is held each 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 Brianne Blaszak, Western Zone President.

Zone Leadership

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Brianne Blaszak


K-12 Physical Education and Health Teacher

Global Concepts Charter School

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Heather Ratka

Past President

PE Teacher/Curriculum Coordinator

Ken-Ton UFSD

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Brian Rosintoski


MS/HS physical education and health education teacher   

Buffalo CSD 

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2022-2023 Western Zone Board

Western Zone Conference


Our 2023 Western Zone Conference was a success. Details for the 2023 conference will be posted when they are available.

Meetings and Minutes

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

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Conference and Webinars

Western Zone holds an annual conference for members and non-members each spring and offers professional development hours during many Zone meetings.
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Western Zone 2017 Award recipients 2


Western Zone recognizes excellence among our dedicated professionals with our Teacher of the Year and Amazing Person Award.
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Mini Grants

Western Zone is excited to offer mini grants to our members. Funds are available for current Zone members for the purpose of purchasing a new teaching resource. Applicants may apply for up to $50. Details will be rolled out soon!


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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 Brandi Pettit, Pioneer Middle School and Derek Wampole, Global Concepts Charter School, Western Zone's 2022 winners.  Brandi and Derek received a $250 Gopher gift card for their schools.

Click here for Get Moving NY details