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Society of Health and Physical Educators of Vermont

SHAPE Vermont Pre-Professional Page

Malcolm Spencer Grant

Undergraduate students... do you need financial assistance to attend professional development? There is assistance for SHAPE VT pre-professional members. The Malcolm Spencer Grant, is in honor of a longtime Vermont physical education instructor who had great admiration for the past student teachers that he mentored.

This award, of up to $250.00, is intended to assist a worthy undergraduate enrolled in an accredited Vermont teacher education program, who would like to enhance their professional development in health, physical education, recreation, or dance. The grant will be used to provide assistance in attending a conference, workshop or symposium, and its use is limited to the cost of the event registration, travel, lodging, and meals. For more information and to apply, please visit here.

National Survey to Support Greening U.S. Schoolyards for Learning and Wellness

The Children & Nature Network has teamed up with PlayCore to conduct a national survey to gain a wider understanding of what communities across the U.S. need in order to develop their own green schoolyard programs to support children’s healthy development, community access and environmental benefits. Please take and share the survey.

Seeking Vermont licensure?

Visit the Vermont Agency of Education's  information page

Job Hunting?

Search for jobs in Vermont and beyond with SchoolSpring

Just like anything you go after in life, it takes preparation, dedication and tenacity. How can you stand out from a crowd of applicants to land your first job? SHAPE America president  Judy LoBianco shares 10 tips.

Visit the SHAPE America interview questions resource document to help you prepare for finding the job of your dreams!


Are you up to date with Vermont's Education news? 

VTDigger publishes a wide range of stories about Vermont’s educational system from early childhood education issues to public and private K-12 schools to higher education. Visit here frequently to stay up to date.


Students... Why Join SHAPE America?

Join SHAPE America and you'll become part of a network of thousands of professionals —from preK-12 educators who teach our country's youth about the benefits of living a healthy, physically active lifestyle, to university professors. Special interests groups  including one specifically for pre-professionals  give members with similar professional specialties the opportunity to stay current on key areas. SHAPE America membership also connects you with other Eastern District pre-professionals and professionals.

SHAPE America offers $1 Million Student Professional Liability for only $25! SHAPE America's training, tools and resources will help you prepare for your career and locate that first job. Consider joining today! Download a SHAPE America student membership application here.

SHAPE America Scholarships & Awards

Ruth Abernathy Presidential Scholarship—Awarded to three undergraduate and two graduate students at SHAPE America's National Convention & Exposition held in the spring of each year. More
Barbara A. Cooley Scholarship Masters Level—Open to a master's level student who is currently enrolled in a health education program. More
Bill Kane Undergraduate Scholarship—Awarded to an outstanding student officially recognized as an undergraduate health education major at any four-year university/college. More



2019 SHAPE Vermont Conference

Date: October 24th and 25th, 2019
Time: Thursday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Time: Friday 8:00am - 3:30pm
Location: Killington Grand Hotel, Killington, Vermont