2017 Awards


2017 Award Nominations
Nominations for all Arizona Health and Physical Education Awards are due September 1, 2017.

Eligibility Requirements
Educators who meet the eligibility requirements and exemplify the criteria for these awards may apply or be nominated by a colleague. A “teacher” is an individual whose primary teaching responsibility is in Health, Physical Education, Dance or Administration.

Additional requirements include:

  • Current membership in Arizona Health and Physical Education
  • Holds a current certification as a teacher.
  • Minimum of five years teaching experience in their field.
  • Full-time teaching contract, current at the time of nomination and selection at the highest level;
  • Minimum of 60% of total teaching responsibility in their teaching field/grade level.

Rookie of the Year Award:

  • Current membership in Arizona Health and Physical Education
  • Holds a current certification as a teacher
  • One full year of teaching experience in their field
  • Eligible through 5th year of teaching
  • Full-time teaching contract, current at the time of nomination;
  • Minimum of 60% of total teaching responsibility in their teaching field/grade level.

Levels
Teachers may have responsibility for teaching that cross different grade levels, but applications can be submitted for one grade level only. Teachers should apply for the level which represents 50% or more of their physical education teaching assignment.

Elementary – Kindergarten through Fifth Grade.
Middle School – Sixth Grade through Eighth Grade.
High School – Ninth Grade through Twelfth Grade.

Award Criteria
The applicant must be a teacher who:

Conducts a quality program as reflected in State standards and guidelines for K-12 programs;

Utilizes various teaching methodologies and plans innovative learning experiences to meet the needs of all students;

Serves as a positive role model epitomizing personal health, fitness, recreation and Dance and enjoyment of activity, sportsmanship, and sensitivity to the needs of students;

Participates in professional development opportunities;

Provides service to the profession through leadership, presentations, and/or writing.

Nominations for all Arizona Health and Physical Education Awards are due September 1, 2017.

Available Awards:

Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year
Middle School Physical Education Teacher of the Year
High School Physical Education of the Year
Adapted Physical Education Teacher of the Year
Health Education Teacher of the Year
Dance Education Teacher of the Year
Administrator of the Year
Rookie Physical Education Teacher of the Year

Quick Links


2017 Online Awards Nomination Form
(Web)

2017 Timeline

  • September 1 – Online Nominations Deadline
  • September 2 – Nominees will be notified
  • October 1 – Online Award Application Deadline
  • October 15 – Teachers of the Year will be notified and announced
  • Awards will be presented during the 2017 Arizona State Convention

 

Contact Us

Arizona Health and Physical Education
5235 East Southern Avenue #D106-461
Mesa, AZ 85206
Fax: (480) 539-4713

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