The Equity Center and San Angelo ISD recognized State Representative Drew Darby as recipient of the Champions of Children Award presented by representatives from the Equity Center at the SAISD School Board Meeting on 3-26-18. Representative Darby received this award for his long-standing history of being an advocate for students in public education.
Champion for Children
Our Champion for Children award is given to honor those public officials whose substantial contributions on behalf of the children of Texas have earned them our deepest respect and admiration. This award is generally presented after a regular legislative session.
83rd Legislature (2013-14)
The Honorable Jimmie Don Aycock
The Honorable John Otto
The Honorable Jim Pitts
The Honorable Tommy Williams
82nd Legislature (2011-12)
The Honorable Wendy Davis
The Honorable Eddie Lucio, Jr.
The Honorable Kel Seliger
81st Legislature (2009-2010)
The Honorable Robert Nichols
80th Legislature (2007-2008)
79th Legislature (2005-2006)
The Honorable Leticia Van de Putte
78th Legislature (2003-2004)
Champion of Equity
Our Champion of Equity award is given to honor those whose contributions to equity and adequacy in public school finance in Texas has been so important and far-reaching as to place them among those great Texans who have earned our gratitude and respect.
Rolando Pena, Retired Superintendent
Richard Gray III, Gray & Becker
Dick Lavine, Center for Public Policy Priorities
Dr. Catherine Clark, Texas Association of School Boards
Robert Damron, Equity Center Past President
The Honorable Carter Casteel, former State Representative
Martin Pena, South Texas Association of Schools
The Honorable Bill Ratliff, Lieutenant Governor
The Honorable Bob Bullock, Lieutenant Governor
110 Alvarado Plaintiff Intervenors
The Honorable Paul Colbert, former State Representative
Billy D. Walker
Bill Grusendorf Executive Director, Texas Association of Rural Schools