The Honorable Charlie Geren

Dr. Andra Penny

2023 Award Recipients


To recognize an individual(s), company or institution for outstanding service to Texas education based on:

  • History of distinguished or exceptional service to children and education in Texas schools
  • A record of leadership and sustained commitment to service through professional activities and involvement
  • Demonstrated a commitment to PK-8 youth, their education, health and welfare rather than to the institution

Nomination for Award

  • TEPSA member may submit the name of a Texas leader for consideration to the Board of Directors
  • Board of Directors submit nominations to the Executive Committee
  • The Executive Committee determines the award recipient

The criteria is flexible to accommodate a wide range of circumstances and situations and is not always given on an annual basis.This award is not presented as a political award nor is it given in expectation of something in return.


Past Honorees

  • 2021 – Jim Walsh and David Anderson
  • 2020 – Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation
  • 2019 – Reverend Charles Foster Johnson
  • 2018 – Senator Kel Selinger and Rep. Dan Huberty
  • 2016 – Speaker of the Texas House and District 121 Representative Joe Straus
  • 2015 – Jimmie Don Aycock
  • 2014 – Mary Keller, EdD
  • 2013 – Judge F. Scott McCown
  • 2012 Representative Scott Hochberg and Northside ISD Superintendent John Folks
  • 2011 – Susan Kellner
  • 2009 – Senator Judith Zaffirini and Representative Diane Patrick
  • 2008 – Mike Moses
  • 2007 – Carolyn Boyle
  • 2006 – H-E-B, Bill Ratliff, Sandi Borden

The Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA), whose hallmark is educational leaders learning with and from each other, has served Texas PK-8 school leaders since 1917. Member owned and member governed, TEPSA has more than 6000 members who direct the activities of 3 million PK-8 school children. TEPSA is an affiliate of the National Association of Elementary School Principals.

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