The Employers for Education Excellence (EEE) award was established in 2007 by the Texas Legislature. Its purpose is to honor Texas employers who encourage and support staff participation and voluntarism in the public schools.
Any Texas employer is eligible to win the award, including private companies, nonprofit organizations, and state, local, federal and educational entities.
This year several leaders of the science and energy industry were among those recognized for their continuing support of Texas public school students. 2012 recipients of the EEE are the Association of Texas Professional Educators – Austin, Atmos Energy - Waco, ExxonMobil – Mont Belvieu Plastics Plant, Luminant: Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant, NASA – Johnson Space Center, Trinity ISD, Valero Energy Corporation, Pizza Properties Inc. dba Peter Piper Pizza, Laredo Federal Credit Union, and Lake Pointe Health Network. For more information, read the TEA press release announcing the 2012 award recipients.
Nominations are accepted March 1 through May 31 each year. The commissioner of education or his designee reviews the nominations and makes recommendations for the award winners. The recommendations are reviewed by the chair of the State Board of Education.
Awards are presented in the fall of each year.
Employers for Education Excellence Nomination Form (PDF, 864 KB)
Three levels of recognition
Employers are eligible to receive an award at one of three levels: bronze, silver, or gold. Eligibility is based on the business meeting the following criteria for one of the three levels:
Awarded to an employer that implements a policy to encourage and support employees who attend parent-teacher conferences
Awarded to an employer that meets the requirements of bronze and implements a policy to encourage and support employees who volunteer in school activities
Awarded to an employer that meets the requirements of silver and implements a policy to encourage and support employees who participate in student mentoring programs in schools.
Past EEE winners
The following links are to archived press releases announcing EEE winners:
2011 EEE winners
2010 EEE winners
2009 EEE winners
For more information contact:
Division of Communications
1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701