Western District Awards

The Western District honors members for distinctive contributions to the profession and service to SHAPE America at the district and national level:

Deadline for nominations is September 15 of each year.

  • A nomination form must be submitted for each applicant

Applications for awards are due October 15 of each year.

For more information contact:
District Awards Chair Keri Schoeff: keri.schoeff@azed.gov

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Western District and National Teacher of the Year Awards

SHAPE America Teacher of the Year Award

This award recognizes outstanding teachers in adapted physical education, dance education, health education, and physical education at both the district and national level. State level Teachers of the Year should submit the requested material as a nominee for Teacher of the Year within their district. District Teachers of the Year then move on as nominees for the National Teacher of the Year Award. More...

Click here for a list of Western District TOY award recipients from 2019 to present.

Click here for a list of past Northwest District TOY award recipients from 1991-2018.

Click here for a list of past Southwest District TOY award recipients 2014-2018.

Western District Awards

Use the Awards Nomination Form to Submit!  

Deadline for nominations is September 15 of each year.

  • A nomination form must be submitted for each applicant

Applications for awards are due October 15 of each year.

For any questions, please email the interim Western District Awards Chair
Keri Schoeff: keri.schoeff@azed.gov

Western District Honor Award

  • The Honor Award is the highest recognition the Western District can bestow to an individual who is clearly outstanding in his/her profession with long and distinguished service to health, physical education, recreation, dance, and/or sport.

Click here for Western District Honor Award description and application packet

Western District Service Award

  • The Western District Service Award recognizes an individual or organization making a significant contribution to the Western District. This award shall be given when uniquely deserved and is therefore not necessarily an annual event and multiple awards may be given in any year. Any individual or organization is eligible to receive this award, in that SHAPE America membership is not a prerequisite, though exceptional leadership and/or service should be exhibited.

Click here for Western District Service Award description and application packet

Western District College/University Health, Physical Education, Adaptive Physical Education and/or Dance Education Professional of the Year Award

  • This award honors a college/university professional in health, physical education, adaptive physical education or dance pedagogy.

Click here for Western District College/University Health, Physical Education, Adaptive Physical Education and/or Dance Education Professional of the Year Award description and application packet

Click here for a list of past Northwest District College/University Professional of the Year recipients from 1991-2018.

Western District Scholars Award

  • This award recognizes individuals from the Western District who enrich the depth and scope of health, leisure, sport and movement related activities by generating research and disseminating findings to the profession and the public.

Click here for Western District Scholar Award description and application packet

Click here for a list of past Southwest District Scholar Award recipients from 1986-2018.

Western District Presidential Citation Award

  • Presidential Citation Awards are given in recognition and appreciation of individuals and/or organizations that have played a significant role in the development of the profession, advocacy for the mission of the Western District and/or support for the President in their leadership role.
  • Citations are awarded on the recommendation of the current Western District President and on approval of the Board.

Click here for a list of past Northwest District Presidential Citation recipients.

Additional SHAPE America (National) Recognition Awards

All SHAPE America members have the privilege of submitting nominees for each award offered by SHAPE America. These awards cover distinctive contributions to the profession and are presented annually at the National Convention & Expo. More information can be found on the SHAPE America website.

 

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