Golden Deeds for Education Award
The Golden Deeds for Education Award is considered the most coveted award in the field of Texas education and the highest recognition for distinguished service to education in the state. The award, presented jointly by TASA and the Texas A&M University Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development, is given to an individual from any profession who has consistently supported Texas students and teachers through his/her positive impact on public education. Starting in 2020, it will be awarded at the TASA Midwinter Conference.
2020 Golden Deeds Award Nominations
The Golden Deeds recipient is nominated through a statewide nominating committee, which consists of school district superintendents from across Texas. The award is presented to an individual who has, through actions and deeds, improved the educational system in Texas to enrich the lives of all Texas public school students.The 2020 nomination period is open through 5 p.m., Friday, September 27, 2019.
Golden Deeds Award Recipients
The award has been presented since 1964, and the list of recipients reads like a "Who's Who" of Texas education.
2018 Neal Adams 2017 Karen Rue 2016 Thomas Ratliff 2015 Jimmie Don Aycock 2014 Abelardo Saavedra 2013 Virginia Collier 2012 Lynn M. Moak 2011 F. Scott McCown 2010 Maria Hernandez Ferrier 2009 David Thompson 2008 Bill McKinney 2007 Leonard Merrell 2006 Joe Pirtle 2005 Bob Griggs 2004 James Terry 2003 Johnny L. Veselka 2002 Vialleau Wilkie 2001 Rick Perry 2000 Will D. Davis 1999 John Horn 1998 Jackie Christie 1997 Michael Moses 1996 Barry B. Thompson 1995 John R. Hoyle 1994 Robert W. Caster 1993 Norman Hall 1992 E.A. Sigler 1991 Pat Shell 1990 Linus Wright 1989 W.N. Kirby 1988 Jon Brumley 1987 Dan Long 1986 Raymon Bynum 1985 — 1984 Don Robbins 1983 Mary Ann Leveridge 1982 John Townley 1981 Marlin L. Brockett 1980 Charles F. Matthews 1979 Joe Kelly Butler 1978 Alton O. Bowen 1977 Frank W.R. Hubert 1976 Dana Williams 1975 Kate Bell 1974 R.E. Harris 1973 L.D. Haskew 1972 Leon Graham 1971 Frank M. Jackson 1970 J.W. Edgar 1969 Paul R. Hensarling 1968 Grady P. Parker 1967 — 1966 George B. Wilcox 1965 — 1964 A.M. Aikin
September 27, 2019
October 7-18, 2019
Committee Reviews Nominations & Determines Recipient
November 11, 2019
January 26-29, 2020
Recipient Honored at TASA Midwinter Conference