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North Carolina Physical Education Association

NCPEA Awards

Background: Numerous NCPEA awards are presented at the NC SHAPE State Convention each year.  Please consider yourself or a fellow colleague for the awards described below.

Deadline:  The deadline for all NCAAHPERD-SM awards is May 1st of the current year.

iStock_000017020552XSmall.jpgNCPEA Lifetime Service Award:

Criteria:

  • Over 20 years of teaching or working in the field of Physical Education
  • Membership and involvement in the North Carolina Physical Education Association
  • Significant leadership and advocacy in the profession

NCPEA Teachers of the Year:

 Awards:

Background: Elementary, Middle, and High School,  TOYs advance to compete for similar honors in the SHAPE Southern District. Please note that SHAPE America membership is required for District and National TOY awards.

Award Criteria:

  • Member of NC SHAPE and NCPEA or NCAPEA
  • Demonstrates evidence of excellence in teaching physical education and dedication to the mission and principles of the NCPEA/NCAPEA and NC SHAPE.

NCPEA Outstanding Physical Education Programs:

Award Criteria:

  • Member(s) of NC SHAPE and the NCPEA.
  • Physical Education program teacher(s) demonstrate an understanding of the scope and sequence of Healthful Living Curriculum by teaching age and grade-level appropriate activities.
  • Physical Education program teacher(s) serve as a positive role model(s)—exemplifying personal health and fitness, enjoyment of activities, sportsmanship, and sensitivity to the need of students.
  • Physical Education program teacher(s) promote physical activity outside of the classroom. 

NCPEA Distinguished Principals Awards:

Awards:

  • Elementary Distinguished Principal
  • Middle School Distinguished Principal
  • High School Distinguished Principal

Award Criteria:

  • Nominees can be a Principal or Assistant Principal at an elementary, middle, or high school level.
  • Values the goals and objectives of the Healthful Living Curriculum and supports the efforts of physical educators in accomplishing the goals and objectives.
  • Membership in the NCPEA and NC SHAPE is NOT required. 

NCPEA Amy Carroll and Sherry Little Memorial NCAAHPERD-SM Convention Scholarships: 

Background: The Amy Carroll and Sherry Little Memorial Convention scholarships provide two Healthful Living Professionals up to $400 to be used for registration fees, lodging, travel, and expenses to attend the NC SHAPE Convention. The scholarships serve as a memorial for Amy Carroll and Sherry Little, two Physical Educators whose untimely deaths occurred while en route to the 1990 NCAAHPERD-SM Convention.

Award Criteria:

  • Must be currently employed as a Health Living Professional teacher (public or private) for five years or less.
  • Member of NC SHAPE and the NCPEA.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the scope and sequence of Healthful Living Curriculum by teaching age and grade-level appropriate activities.
  • Serves as a positive role model(s)—exemplifying personal health and fitness, enjoyment of activities, sportsmanship, and sensitivity to the need of students.
  • Scholarship recipients must be in attendance at the NC SHAPE Convention for which scholarship covers.
  • Interested educators may apply or be nominated by a colleague.

NCPEA Grants

Background: NCPEA will provide a total of up to $1,000 each year in grants. Funds may be requested for program or professional development, including the following: to purchase equipment or software, to pay for training, to travel to a professional conference, or other similar activities.

Award Criteria:

  • Applicant must be a current member of NC SHAPE and NCPEA for at least the past three years.
  • Applicant must be in the 6th year of teaching or beyond.
  • Grant proposals should be submitted by June 10th of each calendar year.
  • Grant proposals should address the following items:
  1. How many years have you been teaching physical education?
  2. How long have you been a member of NC SHAPE and PEA?
  3. Purpose of the project: (Clearly describe the purpose of the project.)
  4. Project objectives: (Define specific objectives of the project in terms of measurable outcomes.)
  5. Strategies: (Describe specific activities. services and steps planned to accomplish the objectives. State the project timeline.)  
  6. Evaluation: (State how and when the success of the project will be determined.)  
  7. Funding Request and Budget (Identify the amount of funding requested and provide a description of how the money will be spent.) 
  8. Benefits of NC SHAPE membership and/or the physical education profession. (List specific ways the project will benefit the Alliance membership and/or profession.)