Heroes for Children Award


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The Heroes for Children award program recognizes individuals who volunteer time, effort, and support to public schools and students.  The State Board of Education presents these awards annually in recognition of outstanding service and dedication, and for providing 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 to the Texas Education Agency by the May 30 deadline. 

The Board recognizes 15 Heroes for Children each year – one from each SBOE district.  The Heroes for Children will be honored at the Sept. 19, 2014 SBOE meeting.  The ceremony will take place in the William B. Travis State Office Building, Room 1-104, at 1701 North Congress Ave. in Austin.

2013 Heroes for Children Award Recipients

2013 Heroes - Press Release 

 Heroes 2013 Group Photo 

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

For winners prior to 2012, please email your request to heroes@tea.state.tx.us.


For more information please contact the Communications Division:

Office Phone Number: (512) 463-9839
Fax Number: (512) 463-9838

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