SHAPE Delaware Teacher of the Year Award Application

Complete this application by July 14th, 2023

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

Every year, SHAPE Delaware is proud to honor exemplary physical and health education teachers from all across the state by selecting one Teacher of the Year (TOY) in 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 awardee may also 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 completing this application, please review the following award criteria and verify your eligibility before applying:

Award Criteria

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

2. Serves as a positive role model epitomizing 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 his/her professional growth.

6. Uses Delaware State’s Physical Education &/or Health standards to authentically assess students’ growth and development.

7. Evidence of professional commitment through involvement in local, state, and 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 14th, 2023 to be considered for this year’s award.


2023 SHAPE Delaware Teacher of the Year Application Form

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