Teacher of the Year (TOY) Program

Sportime is proud to be an exclusive sponsor of the SHAPE America Teacher of the Year (TOY) program since 1989!  And this year, SPARK is joining in the fun.

The 2014 national award winners are:

Shelly Hoffman, Elementary School TOY

Central District, Franklin Elementary School, KS




Diane Wyatt, Middle School TOY

Central District, Abilene Middle School, KS




Anthony Loomis, High School TOY

Eastern District, Naugatuck High School, CT




Christina Luntzer, Adapted TOY

Southern District, Williamsburg James City County Schools, VA




MacKenzie Mushel, Dance TOY

Central District, Rocky Mountain High School, CO




Heidi Stan, Health TOY

Midwest District, Riverside Junior High School, IN




Congratulations to the 2014 National Teachers of the Year in PE, Adapted PE, Health, and Dance!


At the Hall of Fame Dinner this year, SPARK and Sportime hosted a raffle for all previous Teachers of the Year in attendance to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the TOY program sponsorship. Congratulations to Renee Colleran to winning the raffle!


Here is the group of 2013 AAHPERD, National Dance Association (NDA) and American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation (AAPAR) honorees:

Patty Kestell

Thorson Elementary School, Cedarburg, WI

Jason Busche

Anthony Elementary/Middle School, Anthony, KS

Charla Tedder-Parker

Fuquay-Varina High School, Fuquay-Varina, NC

Brad Weiner

Prince Georges’ County Public Schools, Upper Marlboro, MD

Stacy Shane

Boulder Creek High School, Anthem, AZ


To learn more about the SHAPE America Teacher of the Year program, Click Here.


If you are interested in bringing a Teacher of the Year to your conference, district training, or special event please contact us at spark@sparkpe.org or 1-800-SPARK PE or Click Here to learn more about the SPARKspeakers Bureau.