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    Texas School Health Program
    P.O. BOX 149347, MC1944,
    Austin, TX 78714-9347
    1100 West 49th
    Austin, Texas 78756

    Phone: 512-776-7279
    Fax: 512-458-7618


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Awards for Excellence in Texas School Health - Winning Programs in 2015


Reaching for Excellence Grant Winners sponsored by the Texas Health Institute

  • “Kids School Health Advisory Council (KSHAC)”
    North East ISD
    San Antonio, Texas
    Program Coordinator: Rachel Naylor, Director for Physical Education, Health and Athletics
  • "Healthy Kids Challenge: Kids Marathon"
    Tyler ISD
    Tyler, Texas
    Program Coordinator: Amy Pawlak, Public Relations Coordinator
  • "Healthy Families Initiative"
    University of Texas Elementary School
    University of Texas Charter School
    Austin, Texas
    Program Coordinator: Robert "Coach K" Knipe, Physical Education Teacher
  • "Vistas Green Team"
    Vistas High School Program
    Klein ISD
    Houston, Texas
    Program Coordinator: Daree Stracke, R.N., Health Clinic Staff R.N.

    Discovery Award Winners sponsored by the Texas Health Institute


  • "Safe Cycling to Edinburg Schools"
    Edinburg CISD
    Edinburg, Texas
    Program Coordinator: Albert Lopez, R.N., Coordinator of Health Services
  • "FBISD Clinic Drug Take Back Program"
    Fort Bend ISD
    Sugar Land, Texas
    Program Coordinator; Mary Kiernan, Specialist, Substance Abuse
  • "Asthma Obstacle Course"
    North East ISD
    San Antonio, Texas
    Program Coordinator: Diane Rhodes, Assistant Director  

    Vanguard Award Winners sponsored by the Texas Health Institute


  • "Herbs for Healthy Kids Diets"
    Dickinson ISD
    Dickinson, Texas
    Program Coordinator: Judy Lee, R.D.N., Director of Food and Nutrition Services
  • "Stay and Play Recreational Area"
    Little Cypress Intermediate School
    Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD
    Orange, Texas
    Program Coordinator: Kelly Meadows, R.N., LCM Director of Health Services 

    Robert M. Bernstein, M.D. Special Recognition Award Winner-2015 sponsored by the Texas Health Institute


    This recipient has successfully completed the full Awards for Excellence in Texas School Health Program (AFE). The winning program has won a Reaching for Excellence Grant, a Discovery Award, and a Vanguard Award within five years. This is only the second recipient of the Robert M. Bernstein, M.D. Special Recognition Award.  

    Award of Achievement Winners sponsored by the Texas Pediatric Society Foundation

  • "Healthy Kids Challenge: Kids Marathon"
    Tyler ISD
    Tyler, Texas
    Program Coordinator: Amy Pawlak, Public Relations Coordinator "Vistas Green Team"
    Vistas High School Program
    Klein ISD
    Houston, Texas
    Program Coordinator: Daree Stracke, R.N., Health Clinic Staff R.N.
  • "Adolescents as Agents of Change through Apples, Activity and Audiobooks"
    YES Prep Brays Oaks
    YES Prep Public Schools
    Houston, Texas
    Program Coordinator: Kyle Stallard, Physical Education Teacher and Course Leader  
  • "Kids School Health Advisory Council (KSHAC)”
    North East ISD
    San Antonio, Texas
    Program Coordinator: Rachel Naylor, Director for Physical Education, Health and Athletics 

Last updated August 1, 2016