Past winners of the MNSHAPE DAPE Teacher of the Year Award are:

2000 Mari Bergerson - Monticello Public Schools
2001 Patrick Baumann - Virginia Public Schools
2002 Rich Burke - Mounds View Public Schools
2003 Mary Kaye Timm
2004 Debra Johanson - St. Cloud Public Schools
2005 Nancy Rud Gordon - Burnsville Public Schools
2006 Luann Palmquist - St. Cloud Public Schools
2007 Kim Goodwin - Bemidji Public Schools
2008 Mary Guler - Forest Lake Public Schools
2009 Kay Oling - Duluth Public Schools
2010 Barb Janski - Buffalo Public Schools
2011 Heidi Fisher - Moorhead Public Schools
2012 Mike Doyle -Wayzata Public Schools
2013 Cathy Thompson - St. Cloud Public Schools
2014 Robin Johnson - Hermantown Public Schools

2015 Peter Johnson - Red Wing Public Schools

2016 Sandy Chesley - Duluth Public Schools

2017 Barb Eilers - Willmar Public Schools

2018 Diane Shaw - Mounds View Public Schools

2019 Liz Parr-Smestad - St. Paul Public Schools

MNSHAPE 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 school teacher who is also a member of SHAPE America.


To nominate someone for the MNSHAPE DAPE TOY please go to the

MNSHAPE Awards page