Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year


For the purpose of this award, an elementary physical educator is defined as an individual who has major responsibility for teaching physical education in grades K through 6 for a specific school or school system and is a member of OAHPERD/NASPE/AAHPERD.

  • Has a minimum of six (6) years teaching experience as an elementary school physical education teacher.
  • Serves as a positive role model epitomizing personal health and fitness, enjoyment of activity, sportspersonship, and sensitivity to the needs of students.
  • Utilizes various teaching methodologies and plans innovative learning experiences.
  • Conducts a balanced and sequential curriculum.
  • Assumes responsibility for his/her professional growth.
  • Evidences professional commitment through membership and involvement in local state, and national physical education organizations.
  • Has made significant contributions to the field of physical education.


The online application and all supporting materials must be submitted to Stacey Slackford-Barnes via email in PDF or Microsoft Word format only. Only send fully completed applications in one email to Stacey at [email protected] by the respective due date. Incomplete packets will not be considered.

  1. Download Elementary PE TOY Application
  2. Download Elementary PE TOY Criteria Form
  3. Download the Elementary PE TOY Essay Form
  4. Download the Elementary PE TOY Biography Form
  5. Download the Elementary PE TOY Agreement Form