North Carolina Adapted Physical Education Association

2023 Officers

President: Ashlie Beavers, Guilford County Schools,

President-Elect: Jennifer Parton, Waynesville Middle School, 

Vice President: Megan Davis, Brinson Memorial Elementary School, 

Past President: Ann Hughes, New Hanover County Schools,


The mission of the NCAPEA is to promote quality adapted physical education services and equal access across the continuum of services for students with disabilities in North Carolina.


NCAPEA awards are presented at the NC SHAPE Convention in November! Come and join us as we honor our award winners! We are very proud of them, and we know you will be too!

Nominations and applications for NCAPEA Awards are accepted at all times of the year. However, the deadline is May 1st of the current year. Nominations or applications made after that date will be considered for the following year. Please take a minute to think of colleagues, teachers, administrators, and college students you feel deserve recognition.

  • Adapted Physical Education Teacher of the Year

  • Friend of Adapted Physical Education Award 
    Background: The Friend of Adapted Physical Education Award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated sustained advocacy for Adapted Physical Education by continually promoting quality adapted physical education and equal access across the continuum of services for students with disabilities in North Carolina. This award recognizes a general physical education teacher, exceptional children teacher, teacher assistant, administrator, university professor, or general community member. The recipient has demonstrated sustained support of students with disabilities learning the skills necessary to remain physically active and pursuing meaningful lifetime leisure and recreation in their communities.


  1. Provide leadership development opportunities for adapted physical educators to conduct sessions at the NCAAHPERD-SM Convention and other special continuing education programs.
  2. Provide continuing education opportunities via the NCAAHPERD-SM Convention.
  3. Stay current of resources in adapted physical education “Best Practices” and program development including professional development, teacher preparation, and technology.
  4. Increase membership and financial resources to enhance strong APE programs.