The PHE Canada National Award for Teaching Excellence in Physical Education honours Canadian teachers who provide outstanding teaching performance at the elementary, middle, or secondary levels, who have an exceptional ability to motivate students to participate in a lifetime of physical activity, and who further Physical Education in Canada.
To be eligible to receive the National Award for Teaching Excellence in Physical Education, a nominee must meet the following requirements:
- Is a member/supporter of their respective provincial organization and/or PHE Canada.
- Teaching responsibility for physical education in one or more grades from kindergarten to grade 12.
- Is fully certified by their respective province to teach and follows provincial curriculum using sound pedagogical principles.
- Minimum of 7 years teaching experience in physical education.
- Have a permanent teaching contract, at the time of nomination and selection.
- The candidate must not be a previous PETE Award recipient or have previously received the National Award for Teaching Excellence in Physical Education.
The applicant must be a teacher who:
- Conducts a quality physical education program as reflected in PHE Canada’s definition and the provincial curriculum.
- Has established a balanced program that includes a wide range of learning opportunities, a variety of teaching methodologies, utilizes assessment for and of learning, and provides innovative, engaging learning experiences.
- Provides learning experiences for learners that develops physical literacy and encourages a physically active lifestyle in the school and greater school community.
- Has made a substantial contribution to the field by positively impacting the teaching of physical education curriculum in the school, region, and province.
- Participates in professional development opportunities related to the teaching of physical education and also shares their expertise with colleagues locally, regionally, provincially or nationally.
- The package must be supported with a biographical sketch and two (2) letters of reference that speak specifically to the above criteria.
Award Presentation and Benefits
National Award for Teaching Excellence in Physical Education recipients receive:
- Award recognition plaque
- Recognition in the Annual Report and on the website
- Recognition during the next PHE Canada National Conference
- Complimentary registration at the next PHE Canada National Conference (travel and accommodations are not included)
Rhéal Hébert (New Brunswick) - National Recipient
Heather Rootsaert (Alberta) - National Recipient
Daren White (Nova Scotia) - National Recipient
Susan Marshall Steele (Nova Scotia) - National Recipient
Sue MacDonald (British Columbia) - National Recipient
Zoe Hamilton (Prince Edward Island) - National Recipient
Kristin Crowdis (Quebec) - National Recipient
Bernice Schubert (Alberta) - National Recipient
Bill Walters (Ontario) - National Recipient
Charlene Shears (Newfoundland) - National Recipient
Jennifer Foley (Saskatchewan)
Rodger Lourenzo (Manitoba)
Megan Morrison (Prince Edward Island)
Scott Hudson (Nova Scotia)
Mary Lou Buckle (Nova Scotia) - National Recipient
Andrea Haefele (Ontario) - National Recipient
Debbie Shorthall (Newfoundland and Labrador) - National Recipient
Lynn Brown (British Columbia)
Kenny Yeung (Alberta)
Graham Hayes (Saskatchewan)
Jocelyn Legault-Clark (Manitoba)
Stewart Fraser - (New Brunswick, NBPES)
Gino Volpé (New Brunswick, APEP)
Chris Huggan (Prince Edward Island)
Nancy Bulow (Quebec) - National Recipient
Leisa Nogler (Prince Edward Island) - National Recipient
Jason Desai (Newfoundland and Labrador) - National Recipient
Brenda Rushton (British Columbia)
Jennifer Wallace (Alberta)
Miles Bennett (Saskatchewan)
Chris Marinelli (Manitoba)
Jennifer Benoit (Ontario)
Steve Hachey (New Brunswick)
Neil MacKinnon (Nova Scotia)
Carol Peters (Manitoba) - National Recipient
Mike Butler ( Newfoundland & Labrador) - National Recipient
Robyn MacDonald (Prince Edward Island) - National Recipient
Lola Montgomery (British Columbia)
Donna Hozjan ( Saskatchewan)
Marc Bertrand ( Ontario)
Peter Govan ( Québec)
Patricia Bastarache (New Brunswick)