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Opportunities for Leadership

Are you ready to take a participative role in the success of your professional association?

Our organization provides several types of leadership development opportunities:

Elected Officer on Executive Council

Members may be nominated by peers or volunteer to run for the following offices: President Elect, Vice President Elect for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance, Secretary, and Treasurer. Contact the current President or Executive Director, Connie Kapral, with your nomination at ckapral@ctahperd.org. The call for nominations closes February 1 yearly.

Committee Service

Volunteers are invited to participate on a standing committee: Awards, Bylaws, Legislative Action/Advocacy, Public Relations, and Strategic Plan or on a Presidential Committee or Ad Hoc Committee. If you would like to be considered for a committee, contact the current President about your interest. Current needs: Region III Director and Region V Director.

Workshop Presentations

Presenters share best professional practices and knowledge of specific topics with peers. Regional Workshops are offered throughout the year by our members. Contact the Regional Director Coordinator, Laura Fiore, if you would like to offer your service. (P.O. Box 655, Oxford, CT 06478)


CTAHPERD publishes two print issues of The Bulletin – Fall and Spring. Members are invited to submit activities/experiences that have worked very well in the classroom and/or research based articles. Submission deadlines are September 15 and April 15. An electronic issue is planned for  Winter 2017 – deadline for submissions is January 15, 2017. Contact Bulletin Editor, Dr. David Harackiewicz, at harackiewicz@ccsu.edu to submit your article.

Officers 2016-2017


Ann Marie Colebrook
Director of HPE
Glastonbury Public Schools
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Email: colebrook@ctahperd.org

Past President

Lisa Galske
South Side Elementary
Bristol, CT 06010
Email: galske@ctahperd.org

President Elect

Jan G. Bishop
Central CT State University
New Britain, CT 06050
Email: bishop@ctahperd.org


Cindy Dysenchuk
Glastonbury High School
Glastonbury, CT 06033

Treasurer (non-voting)

Ellen Benham

Bulletin Editor (non-voting)

David Harackiewicz
Central CT State University
New Britain, CT 06050

Community Service

Eric Uthgenannt (JRFH)
Skinner Road School
Vernon, CT 06066


Kathy Marone (HFH)
Harborside Middle School
Milford, CT 06460

Office Manager – Membership (non-voting)

Kathy Nauber
City Hill Middle School
Naugatuck, CT 06770
Email: knauber@ctahperd.org

Student Advisor

Cathy Berei
Southern CT State University
New Haven, CT 06515

Vice President Health

Karen Bosworth
Cromwell Middle School
Cromwell, CT 06416

Vice President Physical Education

David Gusitsch, Director of HPE
Westport Public Schools
70 North Avenue
Westport, CT 06880

Vice President Recreation

Tish Ehnot
Middletown High School
Middletown, CT 06457

Vice President Dance

Stacia Archangelo
Bristol Eastern High School
Bristol, CT 06010
860.584.7876 ext. 255

Vice President Elect Health

Audra Larson
Chippens Hill Middle School
Bristol, CT 06010

Vice President Elect Physical Education

Amanda Amtmanis
Spencer School
Middletown, CT 06457

Vice President Elect Recreation

John Battista
University Supervisor CCSU
New Britain, CT 06050

Vice President Elect Dance

Jennifer Mitteness
Staples High School
Westport, CT 06880

Student Representative(s)

Jessica Blodgett, CCSU
Emily Burg, ECSU
Nicole McComic, CCSU
Karen Trescott, ECSU

Executive Director (non-voting)

Connie Kapral
563 Miller Road
South Windsor, CT 06074
E-mail: ckapral@ctahperd.org

Executive Committee (non-voting)

Regional Directors Coordinator
Laura Fiore
P.O. Box 655
Oxford, CT 06478

Region I:

Amanda Amtmanis
Spencer School
Middletown, CT 06457

Region II:

Douglas Marchetti
Norwalk High School
Norwalk, CT 06851
203.838.4481 ext262

Region III:

Vacant, looking

for a volunteer!

Region IV:

Barbara Brooks
Nathan Hale School
37 Beech Drove
New London, CT 06320

Region V

Vacant, looking for a volunteer

Region VI

Steve Dreger
Head O’Meadow School
94 Boggs Hill Road
Newtown, CT 06470