Awards and Recognition

Dr. Borkowicz has been developing physical education and health education curricula for over 30 years. He started with the development of K-8 programs, then developed a variety of high school programs, and finally was asked to develop a number of courses at the university level for future physical education and health education teachers as well as future athletic trainers.

The various educational programs and courses that Dr. Borkowicz has developed were well-received by the students as well as their parents, school administrators and other teachers. Soon teachers from around the country were requesting copies of the various curricula for their own school district.

In 1997, Dr. Borkowicz received the Christa McAuliffe Fellowship Award. This award allowed him to spend one year traveling around the country to visit schools that were recognized for having outstanding physical education and health education programs. Since then, he has shared this information with teachers by way of speaking at national and state teacher conventions.

Listed below are just some of the awards and recognition that Dr. Borkowicz has received for the various educational programs and resources he has developed during his 35 years of teaching. Nominations for these awards came from fellow teachers, school administrators, parents and even students. Dr. Borkowicz feels that the credit for these awards should really go to all of the teachers that he has taught with or observed teaching. He states “From the very beginning, I learned a lot by working with or observing my fellow teaches. From team-teaching to observing the teachers of your own children, you cannot help but be influenced by the excellence of other educators.”


Documentary showcasing the state-of-the-art high school health education programs that were developed by Dr. Borkowicz
Wisconsin Education Communications Board 2004



Lifetime Achievement Award for Health Education
Wisconsin Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance 2004




Teaching Excellence Award
Wisconsin Education Association 2002



Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence Semi-Finalist
National Education Association 2002




Teacher of the Year Award
Port Washington-Saukville School District 2002




Kohl Fellowship Award
U.S. Senator Herb Kohl 2004




National Health Education Teacher of the Year Award
American Association for Health Education 2003




ALL-USA TODAY Teaching Team
USA Today Newspaper 2003





Christa McAuliffe Fellowship Award
U.S. Department of Education 1996





Top 100 Health Education Programs in the United States
American School Board Journal 1988




BEST High School Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Program in the Country
American School Board Journal 1988