ASAHPERD offers recognition of outstanding members and individuals outside our profession for their contributions and achievements. Award recipients are honored during the annual Fall Conference.  Congratulations to the 2022 award recipients shown below. 




Honor Award

Derrick Lane
Dothan City Schools 




College/University Professional of the Year

Andria Walker

Auburn University at 

Administrator of the Year

Charlie Gibbons

Alabama State University



Health Educator of the Year

Erica Farnham

McAdory High School


Elementary Physical Education 
Teacher of the Year

Benita Gordon

Bessemer Board of Education





Middle School Physical Education
Teacher of the Year

Sheila Jett

Montevallo Middle School


High School Physical Education
Teacher of the Year

Joeva Thomas

Sumter Central High School


Angie Nazaretian Lay Leader Award

Governor's Commission on 
Physical Fitness


Advancement of Equality, Diversity, Inclusion

Jill Burt

Selma City Schools


Scholar of the Year Award

Mike Esco

University of Alabama


Sport Professional Award

Katasha Turner

Selma High School