Excellence in Physical Education Award (E.P.E.A)

  • excellence in PE In the spring of 2006, former Superintendent, Dr. Richard A. DiPatri, requested  that a committee, composed of administrators, teachers and representatives from  outside agencies, be established to create an award to recognize programs of  excellence in Physical Education in Brevard Public Schools at the elementary,  middle and high school levels.

    The Excellence in Physical Education Award (EPEA) was created to honor school  Physical Education programs which:

    • are  comprehensive in scope and outstanding in quality contributing to the overall  excellence of the school environment.
    • address the  Next Generation Sunshine State Standards for Physical Education in exemplary ways.
    • promote  academic and physical achievement in other areas of the curriculum.
    • to demonstrate  balanced diversity, high-performance standards and instructional quality in  Physical Education.
    • to support and motivate school officials, teachers, and other interested  persons to develop, maintain and observe quality Physical Education programs. 

    The Excellence in Physical Education Award is awarded annually to schools that offer Physical Education programs of superior quality. In preparation, schools engaged in a step process of application, portfolio compilation and review, followed by a site visit from Physical Education experts in the state. We are pleased to recognize the following schools for achieving this award:

    • 2017-2020 Manatee Elementary: Tabitha Best
    • 2015-2018 Eau Gallie High School: Barbara Berry, Tim Powers, Bob Collins, Sandra Rabun-Lind & Brendan Winn Suntree Elementary: Kay Macdonald
      Golfview Elementary: Mike Fitzpatrick
      Westside Elementary: Beth McKinney
    • 2013-2016 Manatee Elementary: Tabitha Best & Matthew Bartlett
    • 2012-2015 Apollo Elementary: Randy Minnihan
    • 2011-2014 Atlantis Elementary: Andrew Hanson
      Westside Elementary: Beth McKinney & Greg Slentz
      West Shore Jr/Sr High: Nicole Anagnostis, Bonnie Bettis, Stacia Burdett, Greg Eller & Jason Whitworth
    • 2010-2013 Croton Elementary: Leslie Walters
      Golfview Elementary: Mike Fitzpatrick
    • 2009-2012 Palm Bay Elementary: Sally White
    • 2009-2011 Apollo Elementary: DeWayne Barbee & Randy Minnihan
      Longleaf Elementary: Thelma Werner
      MILA Elementary: Sara Fernandez & Gary Odom
    • 2007-2010 Discovery Elementary: Sue Gent & Amy Killion
      Fairglen Elementary: Beth Cavallaro
      Indialantic Elementary: Paula Tosta-Goodman & Eric Straehla