JD Hughes Profile ImageJ.D. Hughes, Ed.S., has been teaching elementary physical education since 1995 in Douglasville, GA. Along with teaching full time, J.D. also works as an educational consultant for PE2theMax LLC, presenting at state, district and national conventions as well as conducting staff development workshops for school districts across the nation. J.D. is a National Board Certified Teacher; holds a Master’s and Education Specialist’s degree in Health and PE from the State University of West Georgia; and a BS degree in Health and PE from Kennesaw State University.

J.D. Hughes is the author of seven books and four DVDs including No Standing Around in My Gym, PE2theMax, PE2theMax II, PE², HyPEd Up I, HyPEd Up II and PE2theMax’s Greatest Hits! In addition, he has been the featured presenter and co-presenter at more than 200+ local, state, and national workshops and conventions sharing his ideas and enthusiasm for teaching with thousands of health and physical educators.

J.D. Hughes was recognized as the 2004-2005 and 2014-2015 Georgia Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year and was also awarded the 2014-2015 Southern District Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year. He is passionate, constantly striving to look for new ways to improve his teaching, to share his practice, and strengthen the teaching profession.

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I dedicate this site to the God-given people in my life, my wife Beth, daughters Janie, Josie, my son Stevenson, my mom, Sylvia and to my late Father, Jerry Hughes. Thank you for your hugs, kisses, encouragement, and support.

I also dedicate this to all of our passionate Physical Education Specialists who strive to improve themselves and challenge their students despite budget cuts, poor schedules, oversized classes and lack of support. You are the true heroes in my eyes, and I thank you. My prayer is that you continue to make a difference in the lives of our youth. With my deepest love and respect, In Christ’s Holy name…..

I invite you to contact me via the website, through e-mail at, cell phone at 770.778.4514 or follow me on Twitter @pe2themax. I would love to hear from you and I welcome any feedback, questions or comments you might have about the website, including conducting a workshop in your school district or at your state conference.

This site would not be complete without this final and most important thought I could ever share:

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8 NIV). That despite my goofy, selfish ways you continually pursue a relationship with me and love me no matter what. Thank you for your grace in giving us eternal life that we don’t deserve through your Son, Jesus and for your mercy in not giving us eternal punishment that we do deserve. Our God is an AWESOME God!

Now let’s go and have some fun!

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