2014 Award Winners

Texas Education Partnership Awards Luncheon

Recipients of the 2014 Texas Education Partnership Awards were recognized at the TAPE Awards Luncheon and Annual Meeting on Tuesday, January 28, 2014. View photographs from the Luncheon.

2014 Texas Education Partnership Award Winners

District Partnership Program Award

TAPE introduced a new award this year to recognize one school district each year that shows outstanding achievement in the overall development of community partnerships that enhance student success.  

The recipient of the inaugural H-E-B District Partnership Program Award is Calallen ISD,

Crystal Award Winners

Business Partnership Career Education
BBVA Business of Sports, Houston ISD

Business Partnership STEM
IBM/APIE-IBM Partnership for Math Coaching, Austin Partners in Education

Community Partnership Academic Impact
Calvary Community Church/Copperfield Church, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD

Community Partnership Academic Impact
North Texas Regional P-16 Council, Birdville ISD

Community Partnership Art
Society for the Performing Arts Education & Outreach Programs, Houston ISD

Community Partnership Career Education
Hydro-technology, City of Irving Water Utilities, Irving ISD

Community Partnership Health
5-2-1-0 Goes to School, Northeast Texas Public Health District, Tyler ISD

Community Partnership STEM
National Society of Black Engineers, Houston, ISD

Partnership Program Innovation
The University of Texas at Tyler, Waxahachie ISD

Partnership Program Service Learning
Urban Harvest, Houston ISD

Partnership Program Volunteer
Holbrook Elementary Watch DOGS, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD

Individual Partnership Advocate
Glenda Gatlin, Houston ISD

Individual Role Model
Mario Martinez, Houston ISD

Individual Wisdom
Thomas P. Andress, Jr., Arlington ISD

Individual Youth Leadership
Sujaan Lal, Round Rock ISD

Special Event
Waxahachie ISD Partners in Education Appreciation Luncheon

Gold Award Winners

Business Partnership Academic Impact
Houston Astros Baseball Club, Houston ISD

Business Partnership Career Education
Frozone Yogurt Café, Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD

Business Partnership STEM
CITGO Corpus Christi Refinery/Foy H. Moody High School Innovation Academy, Corpus Christi ISD

Community Partnership Academic Impact
Be an Angel Fund, Inc., Houston ISD

Community Partnership Career Education
Citizens for Educational Excellence/Coastal Compass, Corpus Christi ISD

Partnership Program Innovation
Arlington Fire Department/AISD Fire Academy, Arlington ISD

Individual Partnership Advocate
Andrea Marks-Garcia, Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD

Individual Role Model
Linda Rivera, Irving ISD

Individual Wisdom
Durwin Sharp, Houston ISD

Individual Youth Leadership
Nicolas John Perez, Houston ISD

Special Event
2012 Houston ISD Partnership Appreciation Breakfast

The Partnership of the Year Award was presented to IBM/APIE-IBM Partnership for Math Coaching.

General Information on the Texas Education Partnership Awards

Texas Association for Partners in Education (TAPE) recognizes outstanding partnerships across the state of Texas through its annual Education Partnership Awards.

Award Categories

 TAPE District Partnership Program — NEW!!
 

District Partnership

Recognizes one school district each year that shows outstanding achievement in the overall development of community partnerships that enhance student success.

 

TAPE Community Partnership Awards – Non-profit, faith based, government or workforce agency, community group, athletic organization, PTA/PTO, college or university

 

Academic Impact

Recognize a community partner whose partnership with a campus/district has had a demonstrated positive impact on student academic achievement.

 

Career Education

Recognize a community partner whose partnership with a campus/district has had a demonstrated positive impact on student career awareness and development.

 

STEM

Recognize a community partner whose partnership with a campus or district has had a demonstrated positive impact on student development in science, engineering, technology or math.

 

Health

Recognize a community partner whose partnership with a campus or district has had a demonstrated positive impact on students’ physical fitness and health awareness.

 

Art

Recognize a community partner whose partnership with a campus or district has had a demonstrated positive impact on student art participation and awareness.

TAPE Business Partnership Awards – For-profit businesses and corporations

 

Academic Impact

Recognize a business or corporation whose partnership with a campus/district has had a demonstrated positive impact on student academic achievement.

 

Career Education

Recognize a business or corporation whose partnership with a campus or district has had a demonstrated positive impact on student career awareness and development.

 

STEM

Recognize a business or corporation whose partnership with a campus or district has had a demonstrated positive impact on student development in science, technology, engineering or math.

TAPE Partnership Program Awards

 

Innovation

Awarded to a successful school/district partnership program that introduces new ways to engage partners or grow a partnership program. (This may include using social media and/or other emerging technologies to effectively engage partnerships or grow a partnership program.)

 

Service Learning

Awarded to a school/district program that provides students with service learning opportunities that are proven to have a positive impact on student achievement and the community.

 

Mentor

Awarded to a school/district program that has had significant results in matching adult mentors with students. Successful programs may include special training opportunities, networking for mentors, marketing plans, and/or retention strategies.

 

Volunteer

Awarded to a school/district program that serves as a shining example for other volunteer programs by being a leader in volunteer recruitment, training, placement, retention and recognition.

TAPE Individual Partner Awards

 

Role Model

Awarded to an adult, over 18 years of age, from a business, community or civic group who volunteers their time in a school/district and serves as a role model for students.

 

Youth Leadership

Awarded to a youth, less than 18 years of age, who serves as a mentor, tutor, or role model for other students by serving as a leader on their campus.

 

Wisdom

Awarded to a senior adult, over the age 65 who assists schools, teachers and/or students in a manner that positively impacts student success.

 

Partnership Advocate

Awarded to a school district employee (superintendent, campus or district employee); a community member (college professor/administrator, volunteer, civic leader and/or government official); a business owner, CEO, business partnership liaison, or Chamber of Commerce Representative who is a champion for effective business or community partnership programs for a campus or within the district.

TAPE Special Events Award

 

Special Event

Recognizes luncheons, dinners, galas, receptions, and award celebrations that are organized to thank school district partners for their support, or to demonstrate evidence of district achievements to school district partners.

 

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