council for children's expanded physical education

2017 Presenters!

keynotes & special invited guests


Terri Drain

Vintage Hills Elementary School, Pleasanton, CA


Terri Drain was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. She completed a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education and Teacher Training at the University of British Columbia (UBC). As a member of the UBC Field Hockey Team she won three national championships and was inducted into the UBC Sports Hall of Fame.


For the first 12 years of her career she taught high school and coached in rural and urban communities in BC. In 1998 she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area and began her current assignment as an elementary physical educator in the Pleasanton Unified School District. In this position, she has written curriculum, developed the district's wellness policy, fought against program cuts, advocated for quality physical education, worked to educate the community about the value of physical education, and secured grants to reduce class size. In 2007 she was recognized as the CAHPERD Elementary TOY and, in 2008, Southwest District Elementary TOY.


Terri is a National Board Certified Teacher (2003, 2013) and earned her Master's Degree in Health, Human Performance and Recreation from Central Washington University (2007). As a teacher-leader in the Bay Area Physical Education Physical Education-Health Project she worked from 2006-14 to develop and implement week long summer institutes for teachers. She also organized and coordinated the California Physical Education-Health Project's National Board Certification (NBC) Initiative. During the time the Initiative was in operation, 62 teachers were supported and 47 certified.


Terri has presented often at the AAHPERD/SHAPE America national convention (Standards-Based Instruction, Advocacy, Assessment for Learning, PE 2020 Vision) and recently presented the webinar How to Plan a Standards-based Lesson as part of the SHAPE America Webinar Series. In 2014 Terri was invited to serve as a member of the SHAPE America Physical Education Council. Her duties have included providing input on strategic plan initiatives, programs, products and services, reviewing conference session proposals and serving as liaison on The Waivers, Exemptions, and Substitutions Task Force.


Terri has presented at numerous conferences and workshops at the state level including the CAHPERD State Conference, California Physical Education Summit, California School Board Association's Wellness Conference, and California Elementary Physical Education Workshop. From 2008-2011 she provided workshops on behalf of the CA Physical Education Collaborative as part of the roll out of the State Physical Education Content Standards. For the past two years, she has organized and hosted the Bay District Workshop and is currently the Conference Manager for the 2016 CAHPERD State Conference.


In 2014, she founded the Health and Physical Education Collaborative (H-PEC), a non-profit dedicated to providing high quality professional development for physical education and health teachers. Terri is an avid cyclist and swimmer and lives with her husband in Danville, CA.




Janae Ballingham

Janae Ballingham has been teaching physical education for 19 years. Half of that time was in South Lake Tahoe, CA and other half, 25 minutes away in Minden, NV. Janae was selected as the 2014 AAHPERD Southwest District Teacher of the Year, the SHAPE-NV Teacher of the Year for 2013, and the Douglas County School District Teacher of the Year for 2012.


Janae is a Physical Activity Leader (PAL) Trainer for SHAPE America and serves on the SHAPE-NV board and renewed her National Board Certification in 2011. Ballingham earned a bachelor's degree in Physical Education from Brigham Young University and is currently working on a Master's degree.


Janae is married and has three children. She loves to snowboard, mountain bike, wakeboard, and play beach volleyball. Follow Janae on Twitter at @JanaeBallingham. Make sure to check out her website




Kathy Lund

Kathy has been teaching Elementary Physical Education in New Mexico for the past 29 years. She was the 2010 NMAHPERD Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year and the 2012 Southwest District Elementary Teacher of the Year. In 2008, her program received the NMAHPERD Physical Education Program of the Year award. Kathy is a SHAPE America Physical Activity Leader (PAL) Trainer, where she has presented workshops across the state of New Mexico to help bring professional development to people who are unable to attend state, district, or national conventions. Kathy is the current Southwest District President Elect




Meg Greiner

Meg Greiner, MEd, is a National Board Certified elementary physical education teacher at Independence Elementary School in Independence, Oregon. She has been teaching elementary physical education for 28 years and regularly receives student teachers and practicum students into her setting. Meg has received numerous national awards and accolades for her innovative physical education program and the development of TEAM Time, including the 2005 NASPE National Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year, 2005 USA Today All-USA Teacher Team, and the 2006 Disney Outstanding Specialist Teacher of the Year. Meg is a SHAPE America PAL Trainer, Head Start Body Start trainer of trainers, Physical Best/Fitness For Life instructor, and PIPELINE instructor. She has served on the NASPE Council of Physical Education for Children, Physical Best Committee, and on the Public Relations committee. She has served as the Oregon SHAPE President and the physical education president for both Oregon and Northwest District. She has also served Oregon SHAPE in many capacities for the past 20 plus years and was rewarded for her professional involvement by receiving Oregon's highest honor, the Robert Ritson Honor Award. She is a Co-Author of the Fitness for Life Elementary School Curriculum.