NCAAHPERD recognizes outstanding teaching and professional involvement by selecting and honoring teachers and/or professionals of the year in several categories. In some instances, those receiving such recognition advance to compete for similar honors in the Southern District AAHPERD. If chosen for the Southern District award, the honoree competes for the national award, which is presented at the national AAHPERD Convention.
Members are encouraged to honor and recognize their colleagues by nominating those qualified for a NCAAHPERD award. Nominations can be made by filling out the appropriate form and emailing it with the required information to the email address provided on the form. Please note that each award has specific criteria and nomination procedures.
In order to be considered for an Alliance or Association award, in most cases, a person must be a NCAAHPERD member. For example, nominees for Principal and Superintendent of the Year Awards are not required to be NCAAHPERD members. To be eligible for competition beyond the state level, award recipients must be members of the national AAHPERD.
If you are interested in nominating a person for an Alliance or Association award, or if you want to apply for a grant or scholarship, please use the links below to view the award criteria and application details.
The deadline for all award nominations, unless otherwise noted, is July 1 of the award year.
Ronald W. Hyatt Graduate Student Scholarships (2 scholarships)
Undergraduate Research Award
Friends of NCAAHPERD Grants - Priority is given to special or unique projects that benefit the Alliance membership
Convention Scholarships - A small number of grants are available to assist members with convention expenses. Convention scholarships are awarded based upon financial hardship and involvement in NCAAHPERD.
Joint Projects Awards
Dr. Bob Blackburn Jump Rope for Heart Coordinator of the Year Award
Hoops for Heart Coordinator of the Year Award
Mission Impact Award
Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart Grants (Ten $400 Grants)
K-12 Dance Educator of the Year
College/University Educator of the Year
Dance Administrator of the Year
Dance College Student of the Year
Community Dance Educator of the Year
Female High School Coach of the Year
Male High School Coach of the Year
Middle School Athletic Director of the Year
High School Athletic Director of the Year
NCAAE Lifetime Achievement Award
Linda Harrill Rudisill Lifetime Achievement Award
Distinguished Friend of Health Education
Middle School Health Educator of the Year
High School Health Educator of the Year
College/University Health Educator of the Year
NCAAHE Mini Grants - Priority is given to projects that benefit the NCAAHE membership
Physical Education Lifetime Achievement Award
Physical Education Teachers of the Year
Norm Leafe Elementary Teacher of the Year
Middle School Teacher of the Year
High School Teacher of the Year
College/University Teacher of the Year
Adapted Physical Educator of the Year
Physical Education Distinguished Principal Awards
Outstanding Physical Education Programs
Amy Carroll and Sherry Little Memorial NCAAHPERD Convention Scholarships (Two $400 scholarships to pay for convention expenses)
Spring Physical Education Leadership Training Award
Artie Kamiya Fall Physical Education Leadership Training Award
Physical Education Association Grants - Priority is given to projects that benefit the PEA membership
North Carolina's Let's Move! Active Schools Co-Chairs
Stephanie Braswell East Franklin Elementary
Anne Wiggin Iotla Valley Elementary
Affiliates & Partners
NCAAHPERD Works with Other Organizations The Alliance partners with other organizations that have common goals and interests. We encourage you to support their work as well as ours as together we strive to create a healthier, more creative, and active North Carolina.
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NCAAHPERD is a 501(C)(3) not for profit organization of athletics, health, physical education, recreation, and dance professionals whose mission is "To provide advocacy, professional development, and unity for health, physical education, recreation, dance, and athletics professionals and students in order to enhance and promote the health of North Carolinians. Our vision is to be the leading organization promoting and supporting a healthier, more creative, and active North Carolina."