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 May 29, 2015. 

The Board recognizes 15 Heroes for Children each year – one from each SBOE district.  The Heroes for Children are honored at the September SBOE meeting.  The ceremony is held in the William B. Travis State Office Building, Room 1-104, at 1701 North Congress Ave. in Austin.

2014 Heroes for Children Award Recipients

2014 Heroes - Press Release 

 2014 Heroes for Children award recipients 

The 2014 Heroes for Children are: front row, left to right: Lois White, Austin ISD; Relda Beall, Anna ISD; Lorena A. Cuellar, Weslaco ISD; Guessippini Bonner, Lufkin ISD; Nicole Frieder, Coppell ISD, and Eugene Jones, Houston ISD. Back row, left to right, Herbert Gordon, Humble ISD; Carol Scott, Fort Bend ISD; Gustavo Perez, Leander ISD; Karri Parlevliet, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD; Shauna Ramos, Burleson ISD; Dave Gannon, Northside ISD (San Antonio); Michael W. Johnston, Fort Worth ISD; Dyron Howell, Amarillo ISD; and Javier Hernandez, Ector County ISD.



Heroes for Children - Past Recipients

  2013 Hero Recipients
  2012 Hero Recipients

For winners prior to 2012, please email your request to heroes@tea.texas.gov.