The Public Education Professional of the Year Award

The Public Education Professional of the Year Award recognizes an outstanding public education professional who has demonstrated exceptional contributions toward the advancement of public education in the public safety community.


Nomination Criteria


Nominees must have been employed in the applicable category by a public safety or 9-1-1 administrative entity any time between January 1 and December 31 of the prior calendar year. Membership is encouraged, however nominees do not have to be members of NENA to participate. Persons submitting a nomination or being nominated must be residents on Texas.


Award Winner Receives

  • Conference Registration
  • 1 night hotel stay



  • Enthusiastic and knowledgeable about 9-1-1 and public safety education
  • Must possess unique qualities that set him/her apart from others in the field
  • Displays the ability to inspire others
  • Has earned the respect of colleagues
  • Is actively engaged in the public safety education community
  • Exemplifies excellence in performance of civic responsibilities
  • Shows unselfish devotion to their fellow man and the community where they reside

Nominee Profile

Nominators - Please answer the following questions. Nominations will not be accepted unless all questions are answered:
Describe how the nominee demonstrates his/her knowledge of the profession. Provide an example of how the nominee may go above and beyond what may be required of an individual in this position.

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