Since arriving to Sierra Vista Junior High School in 2002, head of the Physical Education Department George Velarde has transformed the school’s traditional physical education program, introducing students to the “New P.E.”   Rather than focusing on traditional team sports, his program stresses individual student fitness.

George is the Physical Education Department Chair at Sierra Vista Jr. High School in Canyon Country, California. In 2007, George and Sierra Vista Jr. High School was awarded the prestigious Carol M. White PEP Grant. In 2009, George was awarded the California Physical Education Teacher of the Year by the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports by More >