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Health & Physical Education

Department Overview

The Instructional vision of Richmond Public Schools' Health & Physical Education department is to offer a sequential K-12, standards-based health and physical education program and to actively promote lifelong learning through physical activity, exercise, &  sport while supporting students in making health-conscious decisions, meeting challenges, and participating in social and mental positive behaviors. 

Focus Areas

Through partnerships within and beyond RPS, the Health and Physical Education department is furthering the academic, physical and emotional growth of our students. Our mission is to develop capacity for students, teachers and the school community in three primary focus areas: inclusive sports, STEM in PE, and Academic VHSL programs.  

Physical education class doing jumping jacks outside

Inclusive Sports

We are developing and implementing initiatives focused on inclusive sports (Little Feet Meet), leadership and education opportunities for students with and without intellectual disabilities in all grades.

Grid of numbered squares on playground


We implement STEM in PE by incorporating physical movement into lessons is seeing the effects it has on the retention and understanding of important science and math concepts.

Student broadcasters interview football coach

Beyond Athletics

We will expand beyond Athletics by collaborating on building Academic VHSL programs in partnership with ELA, 21-22 SY Academic teams in  Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Debate, Forensics, Theatre, and Yearbook.

Contact Info

Health & Physical Education, Driver Education
301 North Ninth Street
12th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219

Dr. Stefanie Ramsey, 
Phone: 804.698-3026
Fax: 804.648.6075

Torrie Lashley
Instructional Specialist, Health & Physical Education Email