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