Adapted Physical Education Teacher of the Year
Due June 1

California State Council on Adapted Physical Education
Eligibility:
Physical educators, who meet the eligibility requirements and exemplify the criteria for this award, may apply or be nominated by a colleague.
Eligibility requirements include:
1. Current membership in CAHPERD;
2. Holds Adapted Physical Education authorization;
3. Minimum of five years teaching experience in Adapted Physical Education
4. Full-time teaching contract, current at the time of nomination and selection;
Minimum of 50% of total teaching responsibility is in Adapted Physical Education.
5. Recommended current SHAPE America membership for potential of moving on for National APE TOY.
Award Criteria:
For the purposes of this award, an adapted physical educator is defined as an individual assigned at least 50% of his/her teaching responsibility in adapted physical education providing direct and/or consultative services to individuals with disabilities ages’ birth to adult. The applicant must be a teacher who:
1. Conducts an appropriate physical education program as reflected in the students’ IEP's and generally accepted standards of practice for APE;
2. Utilizes various teaching methodologies and plans innovative learning experiences to meet the needs of all students;
3. Serves as a positive role model epitomizing personal health and fitness, enjoyment of activity, and sensitivity to the physical and emotional needs of all students;
4. Participates in professional development opportunities;
5. Provides service to individuals with disabilities through advocacy, consultation, in-service training presentations and/or active membership in related professional organizations.
Teaching Assignment:
Teachers may have responsibility for teaching general PE, but applications can be submitted only for the APE part of the teaching assignment. A staff member who can attest that the applicant’s teaching assignment consists of teaching APE at least 50% of the time must complete a form included in the packet.
Applicants Name
Full Mailing Address
E-Mail Address (year-round)
Phone (year-round)
Present Place of Employment
Full-time teaching contract, current at the time of nomination and selection;Minimum of 50% of total teaching responsibility is in Adapted Physical Education.
Clear selection
Address of Employment
Start Date of Employment
Name, Title, email address, phone number of immediate supervisor
Work History (minimum of 5 years in the field of APE required)
Education Information (Universities, Degrees/Majors, credentials, authorizations) - must hold APE credential/authorization)
Career Information (position, location, length of service)
Professional Affiliations
Significant Achievements in the field of Adapted Physical Education:
Community Service (types and dates)
Outline participation in providing service to individuals with disabilities through advocacy, consultation, in-service training presentations and/or active membership in related professional organizations.
Verification of Teaching Assignment
Provide a letter from a school administrator/supervisor or payroll personnel who can verify the applicant teaches Adapted Physical Education for at least 50% of her/her contractual assignment.

A statement from a school administrator should contain -
"I attest to the fact that this applicant __________________________ currently teaches Adapted Physical
Education _____________________ percent of his/her teaching assignment. (A minimum of 50% is required to be eligible for this award )
Name ____________________________________________________
Title ____________________________________________________"

email to: califstatecouncilape@gmail.com
List the names, titles, email address, phone number of 3 authors of letters of recommendation. LETTERS SHOULD BE DIRECTLY RELATED TO THE AWARD CRITERIA (submit the 3 letters of recommendation to califstatecouncilape@gmail.com )
Form completed by name, email address, phone
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