SHAPE Delaware Teacher of the Year Nomination Form

Complete this application by Friday June 7th, 2024

Every year, the Society of Health and Physical Education (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

The TOY award candidate:

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. Ideally, should be a current member of SHAPE Delaware (nominee will confirm membership).

If your candidate meets these eligibility requirements, please complete this application for that nominee to be considered for this year’s award.


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