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  • IAHPERD Convention 2018 +

    Be the Champion

    November 15 - 16, 2018

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Teacher of the Year (TOY)

Do you know an outstanding individual in the professional fields of Physical, Health, Dance, Adapted or Leisure 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 leisure education. Elected individuals have shown their great ability to motivate today's youth to participate in a lifetime of physical activity.

  • Nominations of worthy candidates should be made via an email message directly to the current IAHPERD Awards Chair (see below).  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 EMAILING THEM TO THE AWARDS CHAIR.

  • Download the "Word" file for easy editing directly on the form. (Microsoft Word required)

  • Download the PDF file if the "Word" file is not a valid option. (Adobe Acrobat required. Go to www.adobe.com to download your free adobe reader if your computer does not already have it.)

Teacher of the Year Forms

= denotes PDF file   = denotes Microsoft Word file
Click on the file you wish to download below. Instructional information as well as the forms are included in the file.


Nomination Form

 Teacher of the Year Application Word file

 Teacher of the Year Apoplication PDF file


Email all nominations to:

Chicago District
Elaine Jones

Eastern District
Becky Kammin

Northeastern District
Brittney Szczepaniak

Northern District

Southeastern District
Stacey Ruholl

Southwestern District
Audrey Hill

Western District
Brent Haverback




  • Pump Up P.E. Trainings +

    professional development program that trains P.E. teachers to implement high-quality enhanced physical education programs in Illinois that prepare students for a lifetime of health and fitness.
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    The day will provide many other outstanding presentations with a well-rounded program for Physical Education, Health and Driver Education..
    March 2, 2018
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  • Program Enhancement
  • Scholarships
Do you have an idea for your program that will greatly benefit your students but don't have the funds needed for equipment? Apply for an IAHPERD Program Enhancement Grant and you may get the money needed to get your program going? Read More
IAHPERD scholarships that are available for Physical Education, Health Education and Recreation students who qualify. IAHPERD will award five scholarships of $1,500.00 each and one scholarship of $2,000.00 to the student who qualifies as the most outstanding applicant. Read More

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