Humanities Texas Outstanding Teaching Awards

Humanities Texas is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for our 2014 Outstanding Teaching Awards! Each year,Humanities Texas presents awards recognizing and encouraging excellence in teaching the humanities in Texas schools.

This year, Humanities Texas will present a total of fifteen awards. Twelve teachers across the state will be selected to receive the Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities Award.

One Texas history teacher will be selected to receive the Linden Heck Howell Outstanding Teaching of Texas History Award, an award established in memory of Ms. Howell, former chair of the Humanities Texas Board of Directors, as a lasting tribute to her service to the organization and her commitment to the study of Texas history.

Two additional teachers will be selected for the Award for Outstanding Early-Career Teaching. This award recognizes exemplary contributions of early-careerhumanities teachers in Texas elementary, middle, and high schools who have completed three or fewer years of teaching.

Recipients for all distinguished awards will receive $5,000, with an additional $500 for their schools to purchase instructional materials.


Please complete the online nomination form, or download a hard copy of the nomination form and return it to Humanities Texas by Wednesday, December 11, 2013. The nomination form and instructions can be found online at

Humanities Texas will contact each nominated teacher with instructions on how to apply for the award. Applications will be due in mid-February. Winners will be announced in the spring of 2014.


Please direct any questions about the awards to Liz James at 512.440.1991 or