The State Board of Education established the Heroes for Children award program in 1994. Individuals who volunteer time, effort, and support to public schools and students, and who advocate for students and public education in Texas are eligible for these awards. The awards are given annually in recognition of outstanding service and dedication to helping provide each Texas student with a meaningful, positive learning experience in school.
Heroes for Children nominations
Any Texas resident who gives time, effort, service, and support to public schools and students, with the exception of elected officials and educational employees, can be nominated for the Heroes for Children award. To nominate someone, download the Heroes for Children nomination form, fill it out and return it the the Texas Education Agency by the May 31 deadline.
The Board recognizes 15 Heroes for Children each year – one from each SBOE district. The Heroes for Children will be honored at the September 20, 2013 SBOE meeting. The ceremony will take place in the William B. Travis State Office Building, Room 1.104, at 1701 North Congress Avenue in Austin.
2013 Heroes for Children Award Recipients
2013 Heroes - Press Release
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The 2013 Heroes for Children are: front row, left to right, Melanie
Smith, Richland Springs ISD; Eulla Krueger, Southwest ISD; Kathy Carskadden,
Hondo ISD; Ann Prochaska, Conroe ISD; Maria del Carmen Rivas, Galena Park ISD;
and Sharon Johnston, Irving ISD. Back
row, left to right, Doug James, Leander ISD; Kimberly Aldrich, Judson ISD;
Eloisa Mireles, Brownsville ISD; Susan Jacobs, El Paso ISD; Roger Waldrep,
Texarkana ISD; Ron Green, Richardson ISD; Uwe Zeizinger, Wichita Falls ISD; and
Demetrius Moffett, West Orange-Cove ISD.
Not pictured are Brette Machiorlette, Houston ISD; Thomas P. Andress
Jr., Arlington ISD; and Ray Guttenfelder, Joshua ISD.
Heroes for Children - Past Recipients
2012 Hero Recipients
2011 Hero Recipients
For winners prior to 2011, please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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