To make an award nomination please select an award below:


 DAVID K. BRACE AWARD

The David K. Brace Award is for individuals who are clearly outstanding in the profession, who exemplify the best in service, teaching, and/or administration, who are recognized by members as noteworthy leaders, and whose lives and contributions inspire others.
The criteria are:

  1. Served the HPERD profession for a minimum of twenty years.
  2. Member of TAHPERD for ten years immediately preceding nomination.
  3. Received a state, district, or national award for professional contributions.
  4. Clearly outstanding in the profession and have exemplified the best in service, teaching, and/or administration.
  5. Provide documented evidence of extensive professional involvement in an associated national organization such as AAHPERD.
 HONOR AWARD

The Honor Award is for significant contributions to health education, physical education, recreation, and/or dance.
The criteria are:

  1. Served the profession for a minimum of ten years in Texas.
  2. Member of TAHPERD for five years immediately preceding nomination.
  3. Significant contributions to health education, physical education, recreation, and/or dance through one or more of the following: excellence in teaching; outstanding administrative achievement; significant contribution to researcher creative endeavors; leadership in professional organizations at state, district, and national levels to include TAHPERD; contribution to professional literature; and outstanding community service.
 TAHPERD SCHOLAR AWARD

In order to be considered, an individual must have been a member of TAHPERD for the five years preceding nomination. The selection will be based on qualifications in terms of training and experience and on the basis of scholarly activity in publications and presentations at the state and national level.
Nominees must provide the following information:

  1. Present position and institution
  2. Degrees held
  3. Publications in scholarly journals
  4. Professional experience
  5. Evidence of scholarly creative endeavors
 EDUCATOR/PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR AWARDS

TAHPERD recognizes outstanding teaching and professional involvement by selecting and honoring teachers and/or professionals of the year in several categories.

Dance K-12
PE - Adapted
Dance College/University
PE College/University
Health K-12
PE Elementary
Health College/University
PE Middle
Recreation
PE Secondary
 EMERGING PROFESSIONAL AWARD

The criteria for this award:

  1. Must be a member of TAHPERD for two year immediately preceding nomination. Two years as a student member would qualify.
  2. Must have been working five (5) or fewer years in the profession since obtaining their undergraduate degree with a major/minor in HPERD.
  3. Recognized excellence in professional duties, i.e., teaching, coaching, administration, etc.
  4. Leadership and service to the profession to include contributions made to TAHPERD conventions, workshops, and conferences.
  5. Contributions made to her/his community
  6. Enthusiastic promotion of the HPERD profession
 PATHFINDER AWARD

The TAHPERD Pathfinder Award was established to provide state recognition to women who have demonstrated continuous dedication to the advocacy, recruitment, and enhancement of girls and women in sport and sport leadership in Texas. The presentation for the TAHPERD Pathfinder Award will qualify a TAHPERD member for consideration for the NAGWS national Pathfinder Award.
The criteria for this award:

  1. Candidates must be a current TAHPERD member for at least the five (5) years immediately preceding nomination for the award.
  2. The female candidate for the Pathfinder Award must have worked for ten (10) or more years in the profession as evidenced by:
    • Recognized excellence and dedication to the advocacy and recruitment of girls and women in sport and sport leadership in the State of Texas.
    • Exhibit leadership and service to the profession in girls and women's sport.
    • Demonstrate enthusiastic promotion of girls and women's sport within the HPERD profession.
 TRAILBLAZER AWARD

The TAHPERD Trailblazer Award was established to provide state recognition to TAHPERD members who have demonstrated continuous dedication to the advocacy, recruitment, and enhancement of male and/or female sport and sport leadership in Texas.
Criteria:

  1. TAHPERD member for at least the five (5) years immediately preceding nomination.
  2. Must have worked for ten (10) or more years in the profession as is evidenced by:
    • Recognized excellence and dedication to the advocacy and recruitment of athletes in male and/or female sport and sport leadership in the State of Texas.
    • Exhibit leadership and service to the profession in male and/or female sport.
    • Demonstrate enthusiastic promotion of male and/or female sport within the HPERD profession.
 ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD K-12

The K-12 Administrator of the Year Award honors those individuals who have dedicated themselves to excellence as administrators or supervisors, in contributions to their profession, and in service to the mission of TAHPERD. These individuals exemplify the highest standards in accomplishment and innovation and in strong and vigorous leadership.
Criteria:

  1. TAHPERD member for at least the five (5) years immediately preceding nomination for the award.
  2. Shall serve as a K-12 administrator/supervisor for the disciplines of health, physical education, recreation, and/or dance for five (5) or more years.
  3. Demonstrate leadership in K-12 HPERD disciplines at the local and state levels.
  4. Demonstrate advocacy for quality education in the HPERD disciplines.
  5. Demonstrate significant contributions to curriculum development, technology, innovation, staff development, program improvement, and resource development in HPERD disciplines.
 ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY

The College/University Administrator of the Year Award honors those individuals who have dedicated themselves to excellence as administrators or supervisors, in contributions to their profession, and in service to the mission of TAHPERD. These individuals exemplify the highest standards in accomplishment and innovation and in strong and vigorous leadership.
Criteria:

  1. TAHPERD member for at least the five (5) years immediately preceding nomination for the award.
  2. Shall serve as a college or university administrator/supervisor for the disciplines of health, physical education, recreation, and/or dance for five (5) or more years.
  3. Demonstrate leadership in college/university HPERD disciplines at the local and state levels.
  4. Demonstrate advocacy for quality education in the HPERD disciplines.
  5. Demonstrate significant contributions to curriculum development, technology, innovation, staff development, program improvement, and resource development in HPERD disciplines.
 DANCE HERITAGE AWARD

The TAHPERD Dance Heritage Award is established to provide state recognition to elite TAHPERD members who have demonstrated continuous leadership and dedication to the advocacy and enhancement of dance in Texas.
Criteria:

  1. Candidates must be TAHPERD members for at least the five (5) years immediately preceding nomination for the award.
  2. Candidates must have worked for ten (10) or more years in the profession as is evidenced by
    • Recognized excellence in education, choreography, performance or scholarship in dance
    • Leadership and service to professional organizations to include TAHPERD
    • Enthusiastic promotion of dance within the HPERD profession
    • Involvement in community outreach programs