Past Key Communicators

2019  Charles C. Butt, Chairman CEO, H-E-B
2018  Rev. Charles Foster Johnson, Pastors for Texas Children
2017  Dan Huberty, House Public Education Committee Chair
2016  Shanna Peeples, Amarillo ISD, National Teacher of the Year
2015  Jimmie Don Aycock, House Public Education Committee Chair
2014  Pascual Gonzalez, Executive Director of Communications, Northside ISD
2013  Jeffrey Turner, Superintendent, Coppell ISD
2012  Daniel P. King, Superintendent, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD
2011  Bobby J. Rigues, Aledo ISD Board Vice President
2010  Larry Goddard, CFRE, Executive Director, Tyler ISD Foundation
2009  Johnny Veselka, Executive Director, TASA
2008  Cathy Bryce, Superintendent, Highland Park ISD
2007  Leslie & Scott Milder, Friends of Texas Public Schools
2006  David Thompson, Bracewell & Giuliani
2005  Dawson Orr, Superintendent, Wichita Falls ISD
2004  John Stevens, Executive Director, Texas Business & Education Coalition
2003  Carolyn Boyle, Coordinator, Texas Coalition for Public Schools
2002  Annell Todd, Publisher, Texas School Business, & Exec. Dir., TSPRA
2001  Rep. Paul Sadler, State Representative
2000  Riney Jordan, Motivational Speaker
1999  Jack Christie, Former Chairman, State Board of Education
1998  Mike Moses, Commissioner of Education
1997  No Award
1996  Bailey Marshall, University Interscholastic League
1995  Carolyn Honea Crawford, State Board of Education
1994  Kathryn Whitfill, President, National PTA
1993  Ed Adams, Pat Hayes, Max Sherman & Jerry Supple; Help Wanted: Must Have Education
1992  Jack Goodwin, Eastman Chemical Co.; Donna Nicholson, Pine Tree ISD
1991  Bill Kirby, Texas Commissioner of Education, Retired
1990  Wayne Blevins, Superintendent, Alief ISD, TASA President
1989  Toody Byrd, Eanes ISD Counselor
1988  Henry Cisneros, Mayor, San Antonio
1987  Linus Wright, Undersecretary of Education, Superintendent, Dallas ISD
1986  Will Davis, Austin Attorney, State Board of Education
1985  James Vasquez, Superintendent, Edgewood ISD
1984  Betty Vondracek, Co-founder, Positive Parents of Dallas
1983  Mary Ann Leveridge, East Bernard PTA
1982  Ron Stone, Houston TV Anchorman
1981  H. Ross Perot, Dallas Businessman