Terri Drain earned her undergraduate degree in Physical Education from the University of British Columbia and her Master’s degree in Health and Human Performance from Central Washington University. She is a National Board Certified Teacher and was the 2008 Southwest District Elementary Teacher of the Year, 2007 CAHPERD Teacher of the Year, and 2016-17 Pleasanton Unified School District Teacher of the Year.
Originally from Canada, Terri began her teaching career in northern British Columbia and later moved to Vancouver, where she taught high school physical education for several years. In 1998, she relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area and began her current assignment as elementary physical education teacher at Vintage Hills School in Pleasanton, CA.
Terri has presented often at the AAHPERD/SHAPE America national convention (Standards-Based Instruction, Advocacy, Assessment for Learning, 50 Million Strong Forum) and provided webinars for SHAPE America and SPARK (How to Plan a Standards-based Lesson). At the state level, Terri has presented at the CAHPERD State Conference, California Physical Education Summit, California School Board Association’s Wellness Conference, and California Elementary Physical Education Workshop.
Committed to ensuring health and physical educators have access to high-quality professional development, Terri founded the Health and Physical Education Collaborative (H-PEC) in 2014. Led by a cohort of the state’s top teacher leaders, H-PEC provides workshops and district in-service trainings for HPE teachers.
Terri is an active member of the #PhysEd community (@TerriDr99) and has been a #ESPE #PhysedSummit presenter (Physical Literacy: From Theory to Practice) and featured in the SHAPE America podcast: National Board Certification and Global PhysEd Voxcast: Unpacking the Standards with Joey Feith and Terri Drain.
Terri is a dedicated member of SHAPE America, and currently serves on its Board of Directors.