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Stephanie Faw stephanie.faw@mcdowell.k12.nc.us Stephanie Faw 2022-05-03 10:55:29 View  
Stephanie Faw stephanie.faw@mcdowell.k12.nc.us Michael Caparaso 2022-04-25 12:27:58 View  
Julie Gregory jgregory@ecpps.k12.nc.us Julie Gregory 2022-04-28 08:37:43 View  
Cheryl Logan cllogan@wcpss.net Elizabeth Gary 2022-05-02 18:30:04 View  
Don Minnick, Jr. dminnick002@gmail.com Amy Reams 2022-05-02 11:35:24 View  
Holly Borden borh@bcswan.net Gail Siemer 2022-05-02 11:47:05 View  
Susan Edkins susan.edkins@uncp.edu Cheryl Logan 2022-05-02 19:08:04 View  
Stephanie Faw stephanie.faw@mcdowell.k12.nc.us Chris Walker 2022-04-25 12:29:04 View  
title 2022 Teachers of the Year Awards
description

NC SHAPE's Teachers of the Year (TOY) program recognizes outstanding teachers in the following categories:

  • Adapted Physical Education (K-12)
  • Dance Education (K-12 not as a subject within a Physical Education program)
  • Elementary Physical Education (K-5)
  • Middle School Health Educator of the Year (6-8)
  • High School Health Educator of the Year (9-12)
  • Middle School Physical Education (6-8)
  • High School Physical Education (9-12)
  • School Health Education (K-12)

Being selected as an NC SHAPE Teacher of the Year is one of the highest honors within our profession. Individuals named NC SHAPE TOY are eligible for SHAPE America's Southern District TOY award and have a three-year window to apply at the district level. The winner of the Southern District TOY goes on to compete for national SHAPE America TOY honors.

Criteria:

  • Current membership in NC SHAPE when nominated and when receiving the award
  • Minimum of five years teaching experience in the content area nominated for
  • Degree and certification in teaching
  • Full time teaching in North Carolina at time of application submission & selection
    • Retired teachers are not eligible
  • Minimum of 50% of total job responsibilities is teaching in the category nominated for at the time of application and selection:
    • Adapted Physical Education (K-12)
    • Dance Education (K-12 not as a subject within a Physical Education program)
    • Elementary Physical Education (K-5)
    • Middle School Health Educator of the Year (6-8)
    • High School Health Educator of the Year (9-12)
    • Middle School Physical Education (6-8)
    • High School Physical Education (9-12)
    • School Health Education (K-12)
  • Demonstrates evidence of excellence in teaching and dedication to the mission and principles of the NC SHAPE

Responsibilities:

  1. Nominator Responsibilities: The nominator is responsible for collecting and uploading all application materials before the submission deadline.

  2. Nominee Responsibilities: The nominee is responsible for keeping their NC SHAPE membership current, obtaining three letters of recommendation, completing the cover page, and preparing the written statement. The nominee must get the application materials to the nominator in time to meet the submission deadline.

Instructions:

Keep in mind that individuals named NC SHAPE TOY are eligible for SHAPE America's Southern District TOY award and may eventually compete for national SHAPE America TOY honors. The nominee should prepare the TOY nomination packet accordingly.

  1. Verify NC SHAPE Membership: The nominator should ask the intended individual if they are an NC SHAPE member before nominating the individual. The nominator should inform the nominee that they must be a member when receiving this award at the Annual State Convention.

  2. Upload: Three Letters of Recommendation: The nominee shall obtain three letters of recommendation. One from a colleague, one from an administrator/supervisor and one from a present or former student.

  3. Upload: Cover Page. The nominee is responsible for filling out the cover page. (Download the cover page using the link provided below.)

  4. Upload: Nominee's Written Statement: The nominee must respond to the following five characteristics using no more than five pages of text submitted as a single pdf file. 

#1: The NC SHAPE TOY should demonstrate an understanding of the applicable national standards and show how they support learning health and physical literacy.

Adapted Physical Education National Standards - https://www.shapeamerica.org/standards/adapted/

Dance National Standards - https://www.ndeo.org/Learn/Dance-Education-Standards/K-12-Dance-Standards

Health Education National Standards - https://www.shapeamerica.org/standards/health/

Physical Education National Standards - https://www.shapeamerica.org/standards/pe/

  • In your written statement explain how you utilize/design your curriculum for your students, emphasizing health and physical literacy.

#2: The NC SHAPE TOY utilizes various teaching methodologies and appropriate instructional practices.

  • In your written statement discuss the instructional practices and methods you employ to meet the needs of your students.

#3: The NC SHAPE TOY plans and implements innovative and diverse experiences to meet the needs of all students.

  • In your written statement explain how you address the diverse needs of students to be inclusive.

#4: The NC SHAPE TOY utilizes ongoing student assessment as an essential component of the education program.

  • In your written statement discuss how you use a variety of student assessments in your teaching.

#5: The NC SHAPE TOY advocates for the profession, participates in professional development, and serves through leadership, presentations and writings.

  • In your written statement tell how you advocate for the profession, participate in professional development opportunities, and serve through leadership, presentations, and writings.
Application Documents: Please download the Cover Page as seen below. This page is to be filled out and uploaded by the nominator along with the Written Statement and three Letters of Recommendation as the last step in applying for this award. If you have any questions, please contact Artie Kamiya, Executive Director (919) 818-6486 or Artie@NCSHAPE.org.
 
(1) Cover Page (Click to download the Word doc) and submit along with the following two items:
(2) Written Statement
(3) Letters of Recommendation
upload instructions

Please fill out the nomination form completely.

When submitting award forms please:

  • Members: Please login to your account first. Once you are logged in, click on the "New Submission" button near the bottom of the page

  • Non-Members: Click on "New Submission". The page will reload. To start your nomination, click on "register" near the bottom of the page. There is no fee or cost to register as a guest.

Nomination Deadline: May 1 of each year.

start date 2022-03-01
close date 2022-05-03