Shining a spotlight on outstanding health and physical education teachers across the country

Gopher is excited to partner with SHAPE America to recognize outstanding teachers and support the Teacher of the Year program.

Read the full SHAPE America press release.

This program recognizes teachers at a district and national level in six categories:

  • Physical Education — Elementary
  • Physical Education — Middle School
  • Physical Education — High School
  • Adapted Physical Education
  • School Health Education
  • Dance Education

Gopher will join a Partner Network of SPARK, Wellness Training Specialists (WellTrain), and Goodheart-Wilcox Publisher to support District and National Teacher of the Year winners. We are dedicated to providing opportunities for these teachers to share their successes and journey to becoming a Teacher of the Year.

“Each of us has been inspired by an outstanding teacher — and the impact they have had on us is remembered for a lifetime. Gopher is proud to support a program designed to recognize educators and their tireless efforts to help their students succeed. In collaboration with SHAPE America and the other exceptional partners involved in this program, we look forward to sharing the stories and successes of these excellent educators in hopes that it inspires and impacts the entire health and physical education community,” said Gopher Vice President of Marketing Matt Ginskey.

View the 2019 National Teachers of the Year >>

View the 2020 District Teachers of the Year >>

Learn more or apply for the Teacher of the Year program >>