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.
2012 Heroes for Children Award Recipients
2012 Heroes - Press Release
|The 2012 Heroes for Children are, front row, Abby Alderete, SBOE District 10. Back row, left to right, Lynn E. Wright, SBOE District 7; Virgie L. Lee, SBOE District 14; Georgia Hayse, SBOE District 1; Rachel Ponce, SBOE District 3; Sunita Patel, SBOE District 9; Patricia Haibach, SBOE District 2; and Carol R. Zelle, SBOE District 6.||The Heroes for SBOE Districts 9 through 15, are front row, Abby Alderete, District 10. Back row, left to right, Jeff Livingston, District 12; Sunita Patel, District 9; Virgie L. Lee, District 14; Jerry Durant, District 11 and Bob Tate, District 15.|
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|The 2012 Heroes for Children are left to right, Patricia Haibach, District 2; Lynn E. Wright, District 7; Carol Zelle, District 6 and Ralph Pfluger, District 5.|| |
Heroes for Children - Past Recipients
2011 Hero Recipients
2010 Hero Recipients
2009 Hero Recipients
2008 Hero Recipients
2007 Hero Recipients
2006 Hero Recipients
2005 Hero Recipients
2004 Hero Recipients
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