SHAPE Delaware Teacher of the Year Award Application

Complete this application by July 12, 2024.

Congratulations on being nominated for the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) Delaware Teacher of the Year (TOY) Award!

Every year, SHAPE Delaware is proud to honor exemplary physical and health education teachers from across the state by selecting one Teacher of the Year (TOY) in each of the following categories:

1. Elementary Physical Education

2. Middle School Physical Education

3. High School Physical Education

4. Adapted Physical Education

5. Health Education

6. Dance Education

The Nomination Process

The SHAPE Delaware award committee solicits TOY nominations from SHAPE Delaware members, the school community, and the community at large. Any SHAPE Delaware member who has not received a TOY award in the last five years is eligible to be nominated. In addition, a previous TOY award winner may be nominated for an award in a different category, if they have not won that award in the past five years. Once a candidate has been nominated, they will be contacted by the SHAPE Delaware award committee and asked to complete this application. Before applying, please review the following award criteria and verify your eligibility:

Award Criteria

1. Has not previously won a TOY award in the category for which they’ve been nominated in the past five years. The candidate must also have a minimum of three years of teaching experience in a Delaware public, private K-12, or charter school.

2. Serves as a positive role model who epitomizes personal health and fitness, enjoyment of activity, sportsmanship, and sensitivity to the needs of students.

3. Utilizes various teaching methodologies and plans innovative learning experiences.

4. Conducts a balanced and sequential curriculum.

5. Assumes responsibility for their professional growth.

6. Uses Delaware’s physical education and/or health standards to authentically assess student growth and development.

7. Provides evidence of professional commitment through involvement in local, state, or national organizations.

8. Participates in community service.

9. Is a current member of SHAPE Delaware. To be eligible for the SHAPE America TOY, the candidate must join SHAPE America. Refer to for more information.

If you meet these eligibility requirements, please complete this application by July 12, 2024, to be considered for this year’s award.


Thank you for applying. Good Luck!

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