MAHPERD AWARDS Criteria

Deadline for Nominations - November 17, 2017

Mail all Award Nominations (except Physical Education Teacher of the Year) to: Tina Taylor, 57 Harkness Road, Pelham, MA 01002

 
 

Joseph McKenney Award

The Joseph McKenney Award is the highest award the Association can bestow on a member in recognition of distinguished service to one or more of the professions in the Association. Only one such award can be presented annually. To be considered for this prestigious award, nominees must meet the following criteria:

1. The candidate must have demonstrated exemplary service, leadership, and contributions to the profession, MAHPERD and the youth of the state.

2. The candidate should reflect the spirit of devoted service to the profession and creative leadership in the field.

3. The candidate must have held membership with MAHPERD for at least fifteen years and an SHAPE America membership for at least five years.

4. The candidate must have served as a MAHPERD Executive Board member or have volunteered service to the MAHPERD Organization.

 
 

Honor Award

The Honor Award is a noteworthy award given to a member who has made significant strides in the fields of Health, Physical Education, Recreation or Dance. To be considered for this award, nominees must meet the following criteria:

1. The candidate should be a Health, Physical Education, Recreation or Dance professional whose life and contributions have inspired youth of the state within the field.

2. The candidate must be a current member of MAHPERD and SHAPE America.

3. The candidate must demonstrate outstanding ability as a teacher, practitioner or administrator in the field.

4. The candidate must have contributed to the profession through one or more of the following ways: publications, speeches, demonstrations, appearance on professional programs, committee service, or serving as an officer in a professional association.

5. The candidate must have a minimum of 15 years experience in their current specialized field.

 
 

Health Teacher of the Year

The purpose of the Health Award is to publicly recognize an outstanding Hands-on practitioner who has made valuable contributions in the area of Health. To be considered for this award, nominees must meet the following criteria:

1. The candidate must be currently teaching in the field of Health.

2. The candidate must be a current member of MAHPERD.

3. The candidate must have a minimum of 10 years in the Health profession.

4. The candidate must have contributed to the profession through one or more of the following ways: publications, speeches, demonstrations, appearance on professional programs, committee service, serving as an officer of a professional Association.

 
 

Pathfinder Award

The Pathfinder Award is given to a person who has made outstanding contributions and shown great commitment in the field of Athletics. To be considered for this award, nominees must meet the following criteria:

1. The candidate must be currently contributing in the field of Athletics.

2. The candidate must be a current member of MAHPERD.

3. The candidate must have a minimum of 10 years in the Athletics profession.

4. The candidate must have contributed to the profession through one or more of the following ways: publications, speeches, demonstrations, appearance on professional programs, committee service, serving as an officer of a professional Association.

 
 

Amelia Riou Award

The purpose of the Amelia Riou Award is to publicly recognize a member who has made outstanding valuable contributions in the area of Adapted Physical Education. To be considered for this award, nominees must meet the following criteria:

1. The candidate must be currently teaching in the field of Adapted Physical Education.

2. The candidate must be a current member of MAHPERD.

3. The candidate must have a minimum of 10 years in the Adapted Physical Education profession.

4. The candidate must have contributed to the profession through one or more of the following ways: publications, speeches, demonstrations, appearance on professional programs, committee service, serving as an officer of a professional Association.

 
 

Dance Educator of the Year

The purpose of the Dance Teacher of the Year Award is to publicly recognize a member who has made valuable contributions in the area of Dance. To be considered for this award, nominees must meet the following criteria:

1. The candidate must be currently teaching in the field of dance.

2. The candidate must be a current member of MAHPERD.

3. The candidate must have minimum of 10 years in the dance profession.

4. The candidate must have contributed to the profession through one or more of the following ways: publications, speeches, demonstrations, appearance on professional programs, committee service, serving as an officer of a professional association.

 
 

Physical Education Teacher of the Year (TOY)

Mail the Physical Education Teacher of the Year Nominations to:

Michelle Moosbrugger
Springfield College, PEHE Department, 263 Alden St., Springfield, MA 01109

 
 

Physical Education Teacher of the Year (TOY)

A Physical Educator is defined for the purposes of these awards as an individual who has major responsibility for teaching Physical Education in grades K-12 for a specific school system. To be considered for this award, nominees must meet the following criteria:

1 . The candidate must have a minimum of a 10 years teaching experience in Physical Education.

2. The candidate must conduct a balanced and sequential curriculum that reflects an understanding of child growth and development.

3. The candidate must utilize various teaching methodologies and plans innovative learning experiences to meet the needs of all.

4. The candidate must serve as a positive role model epitomizing personal health and fitness, enjoyment of activity, sportsmanship, and sensitivity to the needs of students.

5. The candidate must participate in professional development opportunities.

6. The candidate must serve on state/district/national committees and/or presents at workshops or programs at these sites.

7. The candidate must be a current member of MAHPERD and SHAPE America

8. The candidate must have a full-time teaching contract and certification in Physical Education with a minimum of 60% of total teaching responsibility in teaching Physical Education.

Rules For Nomination/Application

1. Any Physical Educator who meets the eligibility requirements and exemplifies the criteria may apply, or be nominated by a colleague.

2. Teachers may have responsibility for teaching grades which cross different levels, but applications should be submitted for the level which represents 50% or more of their Physical Education teaching assignment.

3. Nominations must be submitted typewritten, following the format for applications.