Any middle school physical education teacher who meets the eligibility requirements and exemplifies the criteria below may be nominated for this award.
- Current membership in Indiana AHPERD.
- Minimum of five years of teaching experience.
- Degree and certification in teaching.
- Full time teaching at time of application submission and selection.
- Minimum of 50% of total job responsibilities is teaching physical education at the middle school level.
The applicant must be a teacher who:
- Conducts a comprehensive and diverse physical education (health or adapted) program that utilizes Essential Components and Physical Literacy (or Health Literacy) as reflected in SHAPE America Standards and Guidelines for K-12 physical education programs.
- Utilizes various teaching methodologies and appropriate instructional practices.
- Plans and implements innovative and diverse experiences to meet the needs of all students.
- Describe your utilization of Student Assessment, one of the essential components of physical education.
- Advocates for the profession, participates in professional development opportunities (such as, but not limited to: service through leadership, presentations, and/or writing).
Complete online application by April 1, 2021
Application requires one (1) letter of recommendation from applicant’s principal or colleague. The letter should be directly related to the award criteria.
Selection and Recognition Process
- The Awards Committee will select one award recipient from the pool of qualified applicants.
- Applicants will be notified by June 1.
- The award will be presented at the State Conference in November.
- Award recipient is expected to present a session at the State Conference the following year.
Previous Award Recipients
2021 Stephen Imel II
2019 Julie Grissom
2018 Dan Tennessen
2017 Jill Berry
2016 Megan Mathew
2015 Donna Hazelett
2014 Heidi Dawn Stan
2013 Beth Kriech
2012 Andrea McMurtry
2011 Danielle Ward
2010 Alicia Breedlove
2009 Tammy Brant
2008 Audra Offutt
2007 Missy Harvey
2006 Tom Stubbeman
2005 Monica Malloy
2004 Audrey Satterblom
2003 Raoul Donati
2001 Deby Chaney
1996 Charlene Watson
1995 Karen Hatch
1994 Bobbi Lautzenheiser
1993 Sherry White