IAHPERD Teacher of the Year Award

Application Deadline: March 1st

Do you know an outstanding individual in the professional fields of Physical Education, Health, Dance, or Adapted Education? Recognize these people by nominating them for the Teacher of the Year (TOY) award. 

These awards are given to recognize outstanding instructional performance for elementary, middle, and secondary school physical education as well as in health, dance, and adapted physical education.

  •  Nominations of candidates should be made via an email message directly to the current IAHPERD District Representative Awards Chair. The nominator should identify themself, include the name of the award, and all contact information for their nominee. The Awards Chair will contact the nominee with the proper application directions.

  • A candidate may apply directly for the TOY award by completing the proper forms and submitting them to the IAHPERD District awards chair or IAHPERD District designee.

2024 Applications

Adapted Teacher of the Year Application

Dance Teacher of the Year Application

Health Education Teacher of the Year Application

Physical Education Teacher of the Year Application

Promising Professional Teacher of the Year Application (formerly Young Professional)

Email all nominations to your District Representative:

Chicago District
Val Bushey

Eastern District
Maria Pessman

Northeastern District
Rachael Ross

Northern District
Staci Hale

Southwestern District
Dan Underwood

Western District
Ken Mansell

Teachers of the Year 2023

Cindie Cortinas-Vogt
Elementary School P.E.

Jennifer Stankiewicz     
Middle School P.E.

Barb Borden  
Promising Professional

P.O. Box 865
Alton, IL 62002
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