Teacher of the Year (TOY)
Application Deadline: March 1st

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

These awards are given in recognition of outstanding instructional performance for elementary, middle, and secondary school physical education as well as in adapted, dance, health, and adventure education. Elected individuals have shown their great ability to motivate today's youth to participate in a lifetime of physical activity.

  • Nominations of candidates should be made via an email message directly to the current IAHPERD District Representative Awards Chair.  Nominator should identify himself/herself and should include the name of the award and complete contact information for the teacher being nominated.  The Awards Chair will contact the nominee with the proper application directions.  
  • A candidate for a Teacher of the Year Award does not need to be nominated and may apply directly for the award by completing the proper forms and submitting them to the IAHPERD District awards chair.
  • All forms need to be submitted in PDF format.

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

Email all nominations to your District Representative:

Chicago District
Michael Millikan
mmillikan@cps.edu

Eastern District
Amy Agapito
amy.pesch@gmail.com

Northeastern District
Rachael Ross
rross@bakerdemschool.org

Northern District
Kelly Zerby
kzerby22@gmail.com

Southwestern District
Misty Underwood
underwood.mistyg@gmail.com

Western District
Alex Tuley
tuleyal@qps.org

Teachers of the Year 2021

Cori Hilton
Young Professional P.E.

Allison Fink     
Health

Kelly Zerby  
Elementary P.E.

Julie Botkin  
Adapted