Bravo Awards

The Bravo Awards are presented at the TCWSE Annual Conference for exemplary practitioners, innovative programs, and initiatives that promote community and parental involvement.

2025 Award Nominations

The 2025 Bravo Awards will be presented during the Awards Luncheon at the January 2025 TCWSE Conference in Austin. Only current TCWSE members may nominate individuals for these awards.

Nominations will be accepted in fall 2024. 

Previous Award Winners

Recipients are listed with their position and organization at the time of receiving the award.


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Year Recipient(s)
2024 Dana Bashara, Superintendent, Alamo Heights ISD, ESC 20
Donna George, Assistant Superintendent, Cumby ISD, ESC 8
Erin Gregg, Executive Director of Communications and Community Relations, Lubbock ISD, ESC 17
Leanne Ingram, Superintendent, Comanche ISD, ESC 14
Veronica Johannsen, Chief of Communications, Marketing, Safety and Security, Gonzales ISD, ESC 13
Jessica Melendez-Carrillo, Principal, Canutillo ISD, ESC 19
Judith Pardo, Principal, Alpine ISD, ESC 18
Sharon Ross, Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University-Commerce, ESC 10
Monica Simmons, Superintendent, Elysian Fields ISD, ESC 7
Emily Wilson, Director of the Tyler County Special Education Cooperative, Woodville ISD, ESC 5
2023 Cicely Alexander, Executive Principal, Lubbock ISD, ESC 17
Veronica Alfaro, Superintendent, Santa Gertrudis ISD, ESC 2
Melissa Bosley, Superintendent, Wortham ISD, ESC 12
Kristin N. Brown, Superintendent, Lyford CISD, ESC 1
Jennifer Butcher, Associate Vice President for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging, Abilene Christian University, ESC 14
Celina Estrada Thomas, Superintendent, Hutto ISD, ESC 13
Jennifer Jones, Chief Academic Officer, ESC Region 7
Amy Lawrence, Director of Guidance and Counseling, Denton ISD, ESC 11
A.K. Perera, Superintendent, Lancaster ISD, ESC 10
Sheleah Reed, Chief of Staff, Aldine ISD, ESC 4
Bobbi Russell-Garcia, Chief Human Resources Officer, Ysleta ISD, ESC 19
Stephanie Smith, Junior High/High School Principal, Colmesneil ISD, ESC 5
Michelle Wilson, Director, Human Resources and ESC Systems, ESC Region 16
2022 Kimberley Cantu, Superintendent, Mansfield ISD, ESC 11
Jodi Duron, Superintendent, Elgin ISD, ESC 13
Cynthia M. Garcia, Superintendent, Driscoll ISD, ESC 2
Susana P. Garza, Superintendent, Jim Hogg County ISD, ESC 1
Stephanie Howell, Executive Director of Technology and Innovation, Corsicana ISD, ESC 12
Brenda W. Krchnak, Superintendent, Snook ISD, ESC 6
Jeannie Meza-Chavez, Superintendent, San Elizario ISD, ESC 19
Deidre Parish, Superintendent, Darrouzett ISD, ESC 16
Kathryn Rene Rollo, Superintendent, Lubbock ISD, ESC 17
Kristen Walls, Principal, Tyler ISD, ESC 7
Jimmie Walker, Executive Director, Curriculum and Instruction, Alamo Heights ISD, ESC 20
2021 Celina Estrada Thomas, Superintendent, Hutto ISD, ESC 13
Shweta Khade, Assistant Principal, Fort Bend ISD, ESC 4
Deann Lee, Retired Superintendent, Millsap ISD, ESC 11
Barbara Best Marchbanks, Retired Superintendent, McDade ISD, ESC 13
Sharon McKinney, Superintendent, Port Aranasas ISD, ESC 2
Shana Owens, Director of Special Programs, Corsicana ISD, ESC 12
Peregrina Ramos, Principal, Morton ISD, ESC 17
Shanequa Redd-Dorsey, Principal, Alto ISD, ESC 7
Anna Roe, Principal, Crowley ISD, ESC 11
Cara Schwartz, Executive Director, Special Education, Pflugerville ISD, ESC 13
Monica Simmons, Assistant Superintendent, Elysian Fields ISD, ESC 7
Jeannie Stone, Superintendent, Richardson ISD, ESC 10
2020 Jeanette Winn Moczygemba, Retired Superintendent, Karnes City ISD, ESC 20
Susan F. Reeves, Educational Specialist, ESC 20
Demeka Simmons, Principal, Shepherd ISD, ESC 6
Tamy Smalskas, Assistant Superintendent, Student Engagement & Support, Sherman ISD, ESC 10
2019 Kimberly Baumgardner, Education Specialist, ESC 20
Janie Goodwin, Educational Specialist, ESC 20
Crystal Mayes, Principal, New Caney ISD, ESC 6
Vanessa Fox-Norton, Principal, San Antonio ISD, ESC 20
Valerie Walker, Assistant Principal, Pflugerville ISD, ESC 13
2018 Denise Kornegay, State & Federal Programs Director, Paris ISD, ESC 8
Kathry Washington, Principal, Goodrich ISD, ESC 6
Linda Wheeler, Assistant Principal, Katy ISD, ESC 4
2017 Lorena Zertuche, Principal, Katy ISD, ESC 4
2016 Crystal Dockery, Superintendent, Hunt ISD, ESC. 20
Diane Frost, Superintendent, Corsicana ISD, ESC 12
Lisa Lauderdale, Intermediate Principal, Mexia ISD, ESC 12
Brenda Sellers, Elementary Principal, Mexia ISD, ESC 12
Val Sunday, Assistant Principal, Mexia ISD, ESC 12
2015 Denise Daniels, Assistant Principal, Katy ISD, ESC 4
LaTonya Goffney, Superintendent, Lufkin ISD, ESC 7
Stacey McGraw, Education Specialist, Allen ISD, ESC 6
Terri Watkins, Superintendent, LaMarque ISD, ESC 4
2014 Karla Burkholder, Director, Instructional Technology, Northwest ISD, ESC 11
2013 Sharon Ross, Superintendent, Jefferson ISD, ESC 8
2012 Genie B. Linn, Associate Professor, University of Texas at Tyler, ESC 7
Joyti Malhan, Dean of Instruction, Young Women's College Preparatory Academy, Houston ISD, ESC 4
Melissa McIntosh, Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum & Instruction, Jefferson ISD, ESC 8
Karen Lynne Saunders, Principal, Snyder Academy, Snyder ISD, ESC 14
2010 Pam Bryant, Superintendent, Clarksville ISD, ESC 8
Deardra Hayes Whigham, Senior Academy Director, Uplift Education
Wendy Ruthart, Assistant Principal, Chisum Elementary, Chisum ISD, ESC 8
2007 Patricia "Patti" Moore, Middle School Principal, Bryan ISD, ESC 6
Lisa Hall, Elementary Counselor, Valley Mills ISD, ESC 12
2006 Margret A. Montgomery, Consultant, Mongtomery Consultant Services, Inc.
2005 Monograph Authors, Women as School Executives‚ Leadership: A Bridge to Ourselves
2004 Diane Ashley, Instructional Officer, Compensatory Education, Katy ISD, ESC 4
Sharon Boutwell, Administrator, Curriculum, Staff Development, and Strategic Planning, Spring Branch ISD
Jose Colorado, Assistant Principal, Katy ISD, ESC 4
Meredith Gunn, Instructional Officer, Staff Development, Katy ISD, ESC 4
Nancy Vaughan
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