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KAHPERD Awards

Eligibility requirements and award criteria are correlated with those of SHAPE America.  Please refer to the following submission procedures and deadlines (for nomination and application).  

 

Questions regarding any aspect of the nomination and application process should be directed to the Awards Chair (kapherdaward@gmail.com )

 

Nominations:

  • Complete and submit the nomination form by the following deadlines:
    • April 15th - Specialty Awards, Teacher of the Year Awards, and Professional Awards
    • September 1st – Future Professional Awards (completed by college/university department chair)
    • October 1st – Appreciation Awards

Application Process (following nomination):

  • All applicants must be current members of KAHPERD (unless otherwise stipulated);  the number of years required for eligibility vary by award (see specifics on individual award pages)
  • Current members of SHAPE America’s Board of Directors and/or District Leadership Councils or former national Teachers of the Year are not eligible to apply for corresponding awards. 
  • Application Deadlines:
    • June 15th –  Specialty Awards, Teacher of the Year Awards, and Professional Awards
    • September 20th – Future Professional Awards

 

  • Materials for Application (for Specialty Awards, Teacher of the Year Awards, and Professional Awards):
    • Vita addressing each of the award criteria (noted on each of the individual award pages) – using the following format:    
      • Number and bold each of the criteria points (heading)
      • Answer each of the criteria points in paragraph form under the heading
      • Answers to each criteria point should not exceed one (1) page
      • Completed vita should be submitted as one (1) Word document
      • Refer to the scoring rubric for guidance in completing the vita document 
    • Verification of Teaching Assignment (where applicable) 
    • Biographical Sketch (written in a paragraph format and not to exceed 250 to 300 words) – addressing all applicable attributes
      • Professional experience
      • Contributions to the profession
      • Accomplishments/achievements (personal and professional)
      • Service to the community and profession
      • Leadership qualities
    • Letters of recommendation that address the award criteria and qualifications of the nominee as relating to the award of nomination 
      • One letter from each of the following (Teachers of the Year Awards)
        • Administrator/supervisor
        • A fellow teacher/colleague
        • A student (elementary students may have assistance from a parent)
      • One letter from each of the following (Specialty Awards and Young Professional of the Year Award)
        • District official/administrator
        • Colleague or parent
      • One letter from each of the following (Administrator of the Year Award)
        • Nominating KAHPERD member
        • Colleague/staff and/or parent
    • Headshot photo (JPEG at 300 dpi minimum) – plain/neutral background

 

  • Materials for Application (Future Professional Awards):  
    • Biographical Sketch (written in a paragraph format and not to exceed 150 to 200 words) – addressing all applicable attributes pertaining to student career
      • Professional experience
      • Contributions to the profession
      • Accomplishments/achievements (personal and professional)
      • Service to the community and profession
      • Leadership qualities
    • Two (2) letters of recommendation that address the award criteria and qualifications of the nominee as relating to the award of nomination 
    • Headshot photo (JPEG at 300 dpi minimum) – plain/neutral background

 

  • Completing the Application Process (all awards)
    • Collect/complete all the required materials for application (listed above) and submit them to the Awards Chair (kahperdaward@gmail.com) for consideration.  
    • All applicants are scored anonymously in a blind review
    • All KAHPERD Awards are presented at the annual KAHPERD Convention.

KAHPERD Awards

Specialty Awards

  • Wayne Osness Honor Award
  • Vicki Worrell Service Award
  • Kathy Ermler Technology Award

Teacher of the Year Awards

  • Adapted Physical Education Teacher of the Year
  • Dance Education Teacher of the Year
  • Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year
  • Middle School Physical Education Teacher of the Year
  • High School Physical Education Teacher of the Year
  • School Health Education Teacher of the Year

Professional Awards

  • Administrator of the Year
  • Young Professional of the Year
  • Recreation Professional of the Year

Future Professional Awards

  • Outstanding Future Professional Award - Undergraduate
  • Outstanding Future Professional Award - Graduate

Appreciation Awards

Would you like to show your appreciation to a member of the KAHPERD organization for their dedication and/or in recognition of work done for the organization?

 

Submit a nomination form and $20 fee to the Awards Chair, prior to October 1st.

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