Ms. Berner was nominated and then won the award ---Distinguished Friend of SHAPE Maryland (Society of Health and Physical Educators). This was formerly MAHPERD (Maryland Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance). Her nomination was based on her past involvement in her former school and office as well as what she has started to bring to Lakewood.

 The criteria for this award is as follows:

Demonstrate a significant contribution through leadership, advocacy, and support for health, physical education, recreation, dance, and/or athletics for at least 3 years.

Provides support for program expansion and improvement in the areas of  health, physical education, recreation, dance, and/or athletics;

Encourages and supports professional development within the school that promotes the ideas of  health, physical education, recreation, dance, and/or athletics;

Be actively involved in school and community affairs and problems related to health, physical education, recreation, dance, and/or athletics; and

Provide two (2) letters of recommendation stating the impact that the nominee has made on the fields of health, physical education, recreation, dance, and/or athletics.

 

 MAHPERD Vision Statement

 MAHPERD's vision is to become a leading organization which promotes and supports healthier, more creative and active Maryland citizens by advocating and promoting personal wellness and healthier lifestyles through educational and community program

 

MAHPERD Mission Statement

 To enhance and promote the health and wellness of all the citizens of Maryland, the MAHPERD organization provides advocacy and professional development opportunities designed to advance and unify the professions of health education, physical education, recreation, and dance education.


Berner SHAPE award

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