Awards & Recognitions

First General Session | Monday, January 31, 2022 | 3:30-5:30 p.m.

H.T. Sanchez

H.T. Sanchez

Superintendent, Plainview ISD

Texas Nominee for 2022 National Superintendent of the Year & 2021 Texas Superintendent of the Year

Honorary Life Members

Honorary Life Members

School Leaders Selected for TASA Honorary Life Membership in 2021-22

LaTonia Amerson

LaTonia Amerson

School Assistant Superintendent, Aldine ISD

2022 Johnny L. Veselka Scholarship Recipient

Sharon McKinney

Sharon McKinney

Superintendent, Port Aransas ISD

2022 Johnny L. Veselka Scholarship Recipient

Kim Alexander

Kim Alexander

CEO, Collegiate Edu-Nation

2021 Golden Deeds for Education Award

Second General Session | Tuesday, February 1, 2022 | 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Jennifer Han

Jennifer Han

Fourth-Grade Teacher, Juan Seguin Elementary School, McAllen ISD

2022 Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year

Ramon Benavides

Ramon Benavides

Biology Teacher, Del Valle High School, Ysleta ISD

2022 Texas Teacher of the Year

Jessica Fair

Jessica Fair

Gifted/Talented Math & Science Teacher, McKinney ISD

TAGT 2021 State Educator of the Gifted

Tina Moore

Tina Moore

Executive Director of Advanced Academics, Grand Prairie ISD

TAGT 2021 State Administrator of the Gifted

Jason Morgan

Jason Morgan

Assistant Principal, Lumberton Intermediate School, Lumberton ISD

NAESP (in partnership with TEPSA) 2021 National Assistant Principal of the Year for Texas

LaTrese Smith

LaTrese Smith

John B. Connally High School, Pflugerville ISD

TASSP 2021-22 Outstanding Assistant Principal of the Year

Benjamin Perez

Benjamin Perez

Principal, Taylor Ray Elementary, Lamar CISD

NAESP (in partnership with TEPSA) 2021 National Distinguished Principal of the Year for Texas

David Arencibia

David Arencibia

Colleyville Middle School, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD

TASSP 2021-22 Outstanding Middle School Principal of the Year

Sean Walker

Sean Walker

Royse City High School, Royse City ISD

TASSP 2021-22 Outstanding High School Principal of the Year

Teaching and Learning Department, Humble ISD

Deborah Perez, Director of Professional Learning

2022 Outstanding Professional Learning Award – Learning Forward Texas

Innovation & Learning Department, Midway ISD

Becky Odajima, Director of Innovation & Learning

2022 Outstanding Professional Learning Award – Learning Forward Texas

Bernadette Gerace

Bernadette Gerace

Executive Director of Human Resources, Prosper ISD

AASPA National Personnel Administrator of the Year

Randy McDowell

Randy McDowell

Chief Financial Officer, Plano ISD

TASBO 2021 Commitment to Excellence Award Winner

Holly Ferguson

Holly Ferguson

Superintendent, Prosper ISD

Texas Education Technology Leaders (formerly the Texas K-12 CTO Council) 2021-22 Empowered Superintendent

Third General Session | Wednesday, February 2, 2022 | 9:45 – 11:15 a.m.

Austin ISD (Stantec), Humble ISD (Joiner Architects), and Katy ISD (VLK Architects)

School architecture projects selected for the Caudill Award, the highest honor in the annual Exhibit of School Architecture competition 

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