Texas PTA recently announced the recipients for the 2020 Outstanding Educator of the Year Awards. Among several awardees at the elementary, secondary, and district level, Cain Middle School Principal Derrice Randle was named this year’s Secondary Principal of the Year.
“Texas PTA recognizes the important role educators and administrators play in our student’s lives,” says Sheri Doss, Texas PTA President. “Our children take on a great deal, but their success is a shared responsibility. The men and women in Texas schools give our students both support and guidance, not to mention a top tier education. We are honored to turn the spotlight back on them!”
Each year, Texas PTA puts out a call for all members to nominate outstanding educators in their communities. Nominations are received from across the state. This school year alone, over 2300 campus PTAs and 520,000 volunteers help make up the strong voice and presence of PTA in Texas. After a careful review process, selections are made in the spring. Both the nomination and nominee profile carry weight in the decision process.
This year, Debra Axum from Maurine Cain Middle School PTA nominated Mr. Randle. Her nomination reads in part:
“Mr. Randle advocates for every student and encourages them to advocate for themselves. Mr. Randle is the most involved principal that I have ever met! […] He strives to make sure that each of his students values learning and encourages every parent to be involved in their students’ education.”
Awardees have been extended a special invitation to attend the Talk of Texas Lunch on October 17, 2020, during the association’s statewide convention in Dallas (moved from the original July date due to COVID-19).
During the event, this year’s Outstanding Educators and their nominees will take the stage in front of a room packed with their biggest PTA fans.