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Since 2011, SchoolMessenger has been the sponsor of TSPRA's Key Communicator Award.






Each year, TSPRA honors someone who has contributed significantly to the field of public school communications with the association's Key Communicator Award. This person does not need not be a member of TSPRA. They may be a legislator, superintendent, or professional in another field who has improved school communications or a member of TSPRA who has contributed outstanding service to the profession of public school communications. 


  • Only TSPRA members in good standing (dues paid for the current school year) may submit a nominee.
  • Only complete, online nominations will be accepted.
  • Nominations may be submitted from May 1 through June 27, 2019.
  • The deadline to submit a nomination is 4 p.m. CST, June 27, 2019
  • All fields are required at the time of submission. So be sure to have:
    • A one-page PDF document detailing why you think this individual
      ​is worthy of the Key Communicator Award
    • A one-page bio of the nominee
    • Three letters of support for the nominee (each one will be submitted individually)
    • A 300 dpi jpeg photo of the nominee, sized to 8" x 11"

If you are ready to submit a nomination, CLICK HERE.

Susan Ard, CPC, Cleveland ISD, Chair
Patti Pawlik-Perales, Alamo Heights ISD, Past President 2013-2014
Julie Thanum, APR, Caroll ISD, Past President 2000-2001
Cynthia Ybarra Leal, Mission CISD
Kate Hope, Magnolia ISD
Erin Gregg, Lubbock ISD
Alternate: Mary Worthington, Richardson ISD