MNSHAPE presents awards in several categories at the Fall Conference, including both Minnesota Awards and National Awards. The MNSHAPE Recognition Committee requests that each MNSHAPE member have input into the selection of our award recipients.

Nominees must be MNSHAPE members, may not be a previous recipient of the award, and must have given outstanding services or contributions in their field of teaching or supervision.

View past MNSHAPE, Central District SHAPE, and SHAPE America award winners by clicking on past awardees.

If you know of anyone who you think is deserving of special recognition, please take a few minutes to complete the google nomination form or postmarked by April 15th.


Tara Storts
5225 School Blvd
Monticello, MN 55362
Tara.storts@monticello.k12.mn.us


Lou Keller Award
Honor and recognize outstanding services and contributions given by a college or university professor or other professional worker (public school teachers exempted) in the fields of health, physical education, recreation, or dance as exemplified by Dr. Lou Keller former professor at the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis.

Paul Schmidt Award
Honor and recognize the outstanding services and contributions given by an elementary or secondary teacher or supervisor in the fields of health, physical education, recreation, or dance as exemplified by Paul F. Schmidt, supervisor of elementary physical education and recreation, Rochester Public Schools.

Carl Knutson School Health Education Award
Honor and recognize the outstanding services and contributions to school health education given by a Minnesota health educator as exemplified by Dr. Carl Knutson, supervisor of health, physical education, and safety with the Minnesota Department of Education.

George Hanson Developmental Adapted Physical Education Award Honor recognize outstanding services and contributions given by an elementary, secondary, higher education, or other professional worker in developmental adapted physical education profession as exemplified by George Hanson.

Carolyne "Dolly" Strumbel Distinguished Service Award
Honor and recognize the significant contributions professional retirees have made to MNSHAPE for at least 10 years.

Aquatics
Honor and recognize outstanding service and contributions in aquatics.


Pathfinder Award
Honor and recognize the outstanding services and contributions in girls and women’s sports by a physical educator who is also a member of SHAPE America.


Adapted Physical Education Teacher of the Year
The purpose of this award is to honor and recognize the outstanding services and contributions in adapted physical education by a Minnesota teacher who is also a member of SHAPE America.

Elementary School Physical Education Teacher of the Year
The purpose of this award is to honor and recognize the outstanding services and contributions in elementary school education by a Minnesota elementary school teacher who is also a member of SHAPE America.

Middle School Physical Education Teacher of the Year
The purpose of this award is to honor and recognize the outstanding services and contribution in middle school education by a Minnesota middle school teacher who is also a member of SHAPE America.

Secondary Physical Education Teacher of the Year
The purpose of this award is to honor and recognize the outstanding services and contributions in secondary school education by a Minnesota secondary school teacher who is also a member of SHAPE America.

Health Education Professional of the Year
The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding contributions by practitioners in the health education field. The American Association of Health Education (AAHE) Teacher of the Year Awards (TOY) are given to teachers who are members of both MNSHAPE and SHAPE America and who demonstrate exemplary teaching abilities in respective grade levels and health education.

Dance Educator of the Year
The National Dance Association K-12 Dance Educator of the Year Award is given to K-12 teachers who are members of both MNSHAPE and SHAPE America and who demonstrate exemplary teaching abilities in respective grade levels and dance education. A dance educator as defined by NDA, includes those educators who are employed full time in a K-12 school and teach dance at least 50% or more of the time.


Tara Storts
5225 School Blvd
Monticello, MN 55362
Tara.storts@monticello.k12.mn.us

You may nominate yourself for an award.

MNSHAPE Recognition and Awards Information