District Director of Physical Education, Interscholastic Athletics and Health Services

    James Amen – James_amen@manhassetschools.org

    Lead Teacher

    Bella Totino – Isabella_totino@manhassetschools.org


    Manhasset Middle School

    Tom Jones

    Patricia Murphy


    Manhasset High School

    Mike Fabio

    Mark Giardino

    Samantha Lupa

    Stephon Sair

    Jackie Williams


    Munsey Park Elementary School

    Keith Connors    

    Melissa Muller

    Bella Totino

    Jackie Williams


    Shelter Rock Elementary School

    Brian Ackermann

    Matt McGrane

    Farran Palma

    The Health, Physical Education, and Athletics Department provides the framework for the K-12 physical education and health instructional programs and oversees the middle and high school athletic programs. It also provides health services by registered nurses in the district's four schools and the Manhasset community's non-public schools as mandated by New York State regulations.

    The physical education and health curricula reflect the New York State Learning Standards and the district's K-12 Standards and Indicators. The objective of the physical education curriculum is to promote physical fitness and develop motor skills through regular participation in a variety of vigorous physical activities. Every student is required to participate in physical education on a regular basis. Where indicated by an individual's unique physical conditions, the physical education program is adapted accordingly.

    The district's health program provides a variety of learning experiences for students to develop life skills, decision-making, self-improvement, stress management, and social skills in accordance with the New York State requirement for one semester of health during high school career. The district also requires students to take Health Education in grade 8 and 10. During the elementary years, students begin their health education with The Great Body Shop Program, which is introduced in kindergarten.

    Related Files
    High School Physical Education Expectations/Grades Click here

    Related Links
    New York State Physical Education

    Comprehensive overview of the New York State Education Department's mandates for physical education.