Past Key Communicators

2021 Joe Straus, Texas House Speaker 2009-2019, Chairman for Texas Forever Forward

2020 Andy Welch, TSPRA EduLege

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