PTA Awards

Our Council and Local PTAs honor outstanding educators, community partners, and volunteers with the following awards. Council Level Awards are given at the annual Founder’s Day Luncheon in February. Contact if you have questions!

Nomination Forms

About The Awards

Friend of Children Award

Recipients spreadsheet

A Local PTA may present the Friend of Children Award to an outstanding volunteer, teacher, principal, assistant principal, school custodian, cafeteria worker, featured speaker, grandparents, business person or owner who continually supports your PTA. 

The Council-level Friend of Children Award was created to honor individuals for their outstanding efforts on behalf of children across the district and/or in multiple schools.  

Extended Service Award & Honorary Life Membership

Recipients spreadsheet

A Texas PTA Extended Service Award is given to those who have continued to give outstanding service to the Texas PTA. This recipient must have been actively involved in the Texas PTA for ten (10) years and be a Texas Life Member. This award is ordered through Texas PTA.

An Honorary National or Texas Life Membership is one of the highest honors that can be bestowed upon an individual by the National or Texas PTA for outstanding contributions to the well-being of children and youth. This person must also be a member of the PTA and support the Objects of PTA. This award is ordered through Texas PTA or National PTA.

Dr. Jim Thompson Exemplary Achievement in Education Award

The Dr. Jim Thompson Exemplary Achievement in Education Award is a Council-level Award for an educator (employee of GCISD) who has served GCISD students for a minimum of five years; who demonstrates support of all the Objects of PTA in their service to students; and who is a PTA member in good standing.

Dr. Jim Thompson (right) with the 2014 award recipient, Mrs. Jodi Lucas, PE Teacher at Bear Creek Elementary.

Recipients List:

2001 Dr. Jim Thompson
2002 Dr. Neal Odle, O.C. Taylor Elementary
2003 Dr. Paul Jennings, Silver Lake & Timberline Elem
2004 Dr. Ed King, Colleyville Heritage HS
2005 Ms. Sandy Hill, Heritage Elementary
2006 Linda Tidmore, Cross Timbers Middle School
2007 Cindy Timmons, Colleyville Heritage HS
2008 Bennie Gilliam, Timberline Elementary
2009 Marilyn Weber, Grapevine High School
2010 Susan P. Foster, Cannon Elementary
2011 Lisa Dunn, Silver Lake Elementary
2012 Terri Curcio, Silver Lake Elementary
2013 David Denning, Colleyville Middle
2014 Jodi Lucas, Bear Creek Elementary
2015 Beth Vencill, O.C. Taylor Elementary
2016 Rosemary Hemsell, Grapevine High School
2017 Lorrie Butts, Bear Creek Elementary
2018 Jamie Halliburton, Bransford Elementary
2019 Jane Boyd, Grapevine High School
2020 Mandy Coburn, Cannon Elementary
2021 Amy Taldo, GCISD Director of Health Services