The State Board of Education established the Heroes for Children award program in 1994. The award is designed to recognize excellence in advocacy for education and to highlight the many outstanding volunteers whose efforts represent significant contributions to public school education in Texas.
Since its beginning, the award has provided a means to recognize Texas residents who render selfless acts of service by offering their time, effort, and support to public schools and students. The award honors volunteers who have made outstanding contributions to student learning or who have demonstrated sustained periods of involvement and support of public education. Each year, the 15-member Board recognizes one Hero from each of their districts. The Heroes for Children award recipients 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
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, completely fill out the Heroes for Children nomination form. Include all pertinent information, including an essay from the nominee and another essay from the nominator. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Please review your submissions before hitting the "Submit" button on the nomination form for completeness.
The nomination period starts March 12, 2018 and ends on May 25, 2018 at 5 p.m. (CDT).
It is common to find award recipients who have volunteered hundreds, and sometimes thousands of hours to their local public schools. Others have been instrumental in helping to pass district bond proposals. The State Board of Education is proud to have recognized a number of volunteers who have worked unselfishly to help Texas students and their public schools.
2017 Heroes for Children Award Recipients
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The State Board of Education honored the 2017 Heroes for Children Award recipients at the September board meeting.
Heroes for Children - Recent Recipients
2017 Hero Recipients
2016 Hero Recipients
2015 Hero Recipients
2014 Hero Recipients
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