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Learning Forward Texas Awards

2024 Outstanding Professional Learning Awards


Learning Forward Texas annually recognizes teams, campuses, or districts that utilize high-quality professional learning to impact student achievement. LFTX wants to recognize the great work of educational leaders whose professional learning initiatives have had an impact on students. 


Applications will be accepted from

October 23th - November 28th, 2023


The award winner(s) will be recognized at their local school board meeting and at the Learning Forward Texas Annual Conference in June. Learning Forward Texas will include photos and additional award information on its website. This award is available to Learning Forward Texas members only.  

Applicants must:

  • Develop a Google Slides deck or PowerPoint presentation using the 2024 Learning Forward Texas Award Rubric as a guide.  The scoring has changed with an increased emphasis on the impact of professional learning. 

  • Complete the online awards application form and include a public link to the Google Slides deck or PowerPoint presentation. 

*Winners from the previous year are ineligible.


If you have questions about the application process, please contact Vicki Arrington.

Applications have closed for this year.  2025 Awards Applications will be announced in September 2025.

Dr. Jennifer Perry, Birdville ISD

Dr. Jennifer Perry, Birdville ISD

Marcy Corley, Frisco ISD

Marcy Corley, Frisco ISD 

Ferris ISD Instructional Technology Department

Klein ISD Professional Development Department

Klein ISD Professional Development Department

Humble ISD Professional Learning Department

Humble ISD Professional Development Department

Midway ISD Department of Innovation and Learning

Midway ISD Department of Innovation and Learning

Professional Learning Award Winners

2024 Learning Forward Texas Outstanding Professional Learning Award Winners

Click the images below to view their presentations. 

  • Birdville ISD, Dr. Jennifer Perry, Executive Director of Instruction and Advanced Academics

  • Frisco ISD, Marci Corley, Director of Professional Learning


2023 Learning Forward Texas Outstanding Professional Learning Award Winners -

Click the links below to view their presentations. 

2022 Award Winners
Learning Forward Texas Outstanding Professional Learning
  • Humble ISD, Deborah Perez, and Carolyn Finley, Teaching and Learning Department​​

     Department of Professional Learning Award Application 

  • Midway ISD, Dr. Becky Odajima, Innovation and Learning Department

     Department of Innovation & Learning Award Application​


2021 Award Winners​

District Excellence  

  • Keller ISD, Valerie Minor and Suzanne McGahey 

  • Klein ISD, Monica Shallenberger and Carrie Douglass

2020 Award Winners​

Campus Excellence  

  • Clear Creek ISD, Wedgewood Elementary, Buffie Johnson 

District Excellence  

  • Frisco ISD, Professional Development, Sherri Wakeland

Team Excellence 

  • Dallas ISD, Professional & Digital Learning Team, Shannon Terry

2019 Award Winners​

Campus Excellence  

  • Lewisville ISD, Degan Elementary, Vanessa Stuart 

District Excellence 

  • Keller ISD, Professional Development, Jennifer Love, Sarra Smith, Kristie Herald

  • Plano ISD, Professional Learning, Ashley Helms, Edna Phythian, Marcus Miller, Michelle Ribeiro

Team Excellence 

  • Huntsville ISD Intermediate, Ashley Murray, Johanna Ullrich, and Marlie Shepperd

2018 Award Winners​

Campus Excellence  

  • Prosper ISD, Westlawn Elementary, Garry Gorman 

District Excellence  

  • Arlington ISD, Shannon Terry 

Superintendent Excellence

  • Irving ISD, Dr. DeAnn Powell

Team Excellence 

  • Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD, Professional Learning, Shea Stanfield-McGarrah

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