Elementary PE Department Recognition & Awards

National Awards

2015-16

  • Alliance for a Healthier Generation Healthy Schools Program, Silver Level Award, and...
  • Let's Move! Active Schools Award
    Irving (JD Guerrero, CJ Crowley)
    Salk (Kerri Johnson, Beth Marchen)
  • Alliance for a Healthier Generation Healthy Schools Program, Bronze Level Award, and...
  • Let's Move! Active Schools Award
    Crismon (Shelby Rasmussen, Robert Ortiz)
    Eisenhower (Mario Valle, David Fukayama)
    Field (Jeri Vanyek, Bri Otto)
    Hermosa Vista (Rich Peace, David Fukayama)
    Holmes (Tim Bergen, Alex Kilanowski)
    Jefferson (Colleen Aver, Beth Marchen)
    Johnson (Randi Lang, Tilda Richardson)
    Lowell (Daniel Velazquez, Jennifer Redmon)
    Mendoza (Paul Selles)
    Pomeroy (Lisa Keeslar, Tilda Richardson)
    Robson (Eric Schneider, Abigail Standage)
    Roosevelt (Larissa Talamantes, Robert Ortiz)
    Sirrine (Alan Dosmann)
    Stevenson (Courtney Teatro, CJ Crowley)
    Summit (Mike Russell, Robert Ortiz)
    Taft (DeJuan Sanders)
    Webster (Brent Dunford, Beth Marchen)

2014-15

  • Alliance for a Healthier Generation Healthy Schools Program, Bronze Level Award
    Eisenhower Center for Innovation (Mario Valle, David Fukayama)
    Irving (J.D. Guerrero, Courtney Teatro)
    Lowell (Daniel Velazquez, Jen Redmon)
    Salk (Kerri Johnson, James Cuocci)

2012-13

  • The First Tee National Golf Organization Student Impact Award
    Deb Pangrazi, Elementary PE Department Specialist
  • Team Works in Schools Award via BBVA Compass Bank, WNBA, NBA- $30,000 donation of 31 iPads, Mac Book Pro, mobile charging station security cart, books & PE equipment
    Roosevelt (Larissa Talamantes)
  • Phoenix Children's Hospital, Kohl's Kids Rick Star Award
    Deb Pangrazi, Elementary PE Department Specialist

2011-12

  • President's Council on Physical Fitness & Sports Demonstration Centers- President's Active Lifestyle Award
    Lincoln
    Whitman

2010-11

  • National Association for Sport & Physical Education Sportsmanship Award
    Courtney Teatro (Stevenson)
  • President's Council on Physical Fitness & Sports Demonstration Centers- President's Active Lifestyle Award
    Brinton
    Holmes
    Robson
  • Partner in Action Award for Leadership & Commitment, American Heart Association
    Deb Pangrazi, Elementary PE Department Specialist
  • President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, Community Leadership Award
    Deb Pangrazi, Elementary PE Department Specialist
  • American Heart Association Jump Rope for Heart/Hoops for Heart Award (Arizona) to honor the impact the MPS EPE department has made for the education & research for heart disease & stroke
    Deb Pangrazi, Elementary PE Department Specialist

2009-10

  • Shade Foundation Leadership Award
    Deb Pangrazi, Elementary PE Department Specialist

2008-09

  • Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds School Award, Arizona Department of Education
    Guerrero
    Zaharis
  • President's Council on Physical Fitness & Sports Demonstration Centers- President's Active Lifestyle Award
    Barbara Bush
    Guerrero
    Ishikawa
  • Active & Healthy School Demonstration Centers, GOPHER Sport Active & Healthy Demonstration Center Award
    Barbara Bush
    Falcon Hill
    Guerrero
    Patterson
    Porter
    Zaharis
  • GOPHER Sport PE Universe Top 10
    Barbara Bush (Stephanie Estfan)

2006

  • President's Council on Physical Fitness & Sports Demonstration Centers- President's Active Lifestyle Award
    Lindbergh
    Porter
    Zaharis

2005

  • National Tennis Television Channel- Featured as a special partnership between the USTA & MPS Elementary PE Department
    Elementary PE Department
  • Esperanza Award
    Henry Yniguez (Guerrero)

2004

  • Governor's Council on Physical Fitness & Sports Individual Leadership Award 
    Deb Pangrazi, Elementary PE Department Specialist
  • Arizona School Board Association Golden Bell Award symbolizing excellence in education, 1st place in K-6 division
    Elementary PE Department

General

  • Active Youth Magazine- Rated in Top 10 Programs in the Nation for keeping students active

National & AZ Association for Health & Physical Education Awards

2017
Courtney Teatro (Stevenson)-
Southwest District AAHPERD Elementary PE Teacher of the Year

2016
Deb Pangrazi (Department Specialist)-
AzAHPERD Arizona Administrator of the Year

Courtney Teatro (Stevenson)-
AzAHPERD Arizona Elementary PE Teacher of the Year

2004
TJ Jackson (Hale)- 
AzAHPERD Arizona Elementary PE Teacher of the Year

2003
Albert Santillan (Alma)- 
AzAHPERD Arizona Elementary PE Teacher of the Year

2001
Charlene Darst (Whitman)- 
Southwest District AAHPERD Elementary PE Teacher of the Year
National AAHPERD Elementary PE Teacher of the Year

2000
Charlene Darst (Whitman)- 
AzAHPERD Arizona Elementary PE Teacher of the Year
Holly Deuchar (ASU)- 
AzAHPERD Arizona Outstanding Student Teacher Award

1998
Jim Roberts (Crismon)-
Southwest District AAHPERD Elementary PE Teacher of the Year
National AAHPERD Elementary PE Teacher of the Year

1997
Deb Pangrazi (Robson)-
Southwest District AAHPERD Elementary PE Teacher of the Year
Jim Roberts (Crismon)-
AzAHPERD Arizona Elementary PE Teacher of the Year

1996
Deb Pangrazi (Robson)-
AzAHPERD Arizona Elementary PE Teacher of the Year

1987
Linda Raxter-
AzAHPERD Arizona Elementary PE Teacher of the Year

Grants Received

2016-17

  • Target Active Living Grant ($51,000)
    Deb Pangrazi, Department Specialist (for Irving)

2015-16

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Walk On! Challenge ($5,000 each)
    Salk (Kerri Johnson, Beth Marchen)

2014-15

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Walk On! Challenge ($5,000 each)
    Jefferson (Colleen Aver, Abigail Standage)
    Whittier (Gregg Veitel, Greg Gardner)
  • Mayo Clinic via Boeing, Comprehensive Healthy Schools Program Grant ($90,000)
    Whittier (Deb Pangrazi)
  • #RUN3rd 5k After School Running Program ($10,000)
    Brinton (Mindy Przeor)
  • NFL Play 60 ($72,000 plus experiences)
    Kerri Johnson (Salk), $5600
    James Cuocci (Las Sendas), $800
    Mario Valley & David Fukayama, $800
    Mindy Przeor (Brinton), Play 60 Super Huddle
    JD Guerrero, Courtney Teatro (Irving), Cardinals NFL Training Camp
  • Jump Rope for Heart ($8128 total)
    Jim Roberts, Shelby Rasmussen (Crismon), $3800
    James Cuocci (Las Sendas), $4328
  • NASCAR Foundation ($1,600)
    Daniel Velazquez (Lowell)
  • Western Garden Growers ($1,500)
    Tilda Richardson
  • H2O for Life
    Colleen Aver (Jefferson)

2013-14

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Walk On! Challenge ($5,000 each)
    Kerr (Ryan Eide)
    Lowell (Tim Bergen)
    Porter (Ryan  Buxton)

2012-17

  • HOPSports Brain Breaks Grant, Free access to Brain Breaks 2012-17 ($50,000 per year)
    Elementary PE Department (Deb Pangrazi)

2012-13

  • NFL Fuel Up to Play 60 ($4,000)
    Stevenson (Rudy Sanchez, Courtney Teatro)

2011-12

  • The First Tee National School Program Partnership, donation of age appropriate equipment, staff training & golf events ($88,000/ $170,000 2009-12)
    Elementary PE Department (Deb Pangrazi)
  • National Football League Back to Football Friday ($10,000)
    Jefferson
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Walk On! Challenge ($5,000 each)
    Brinton
    Franklin South
    Lowell

2010-11

  • National Football League Back to Football Friday ($10,000)
    Whitman

2009-10

  • ING Run for Something Better Award & Grant ($2,000)
    Brinton (Mindy Przeor)
  • The First Tee National School Program Partnership, donation of age appropriate equipment & staff training ($82,000)
    Elementary PE Department (Deb Pangrazi)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Walk On! Challenge ($5,000 each)
    Barbara Bush
    Jordan

2007-08

  • Arizona Department of Education PE Pilot Grant, $97,488 Active & Healthy School Model Program
    Guerrero (Deb Pangrazi)