September 13, 2019
Sept. 13, 2019—CFISD Board of Trustees member Julie Hinaman was named a Heroes for Children award recipient by the State Board of Education (SBOE) during a ceremony held in Austin on Sept. 13.
The SBOE selected 15 different school volunteers from across the state to be honored with this year’s award. Hinaman accepted a plaque and a copy of a board resolution honoring her service as well as a certificate of recognition from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.
“I am honored to receive the 2019 Heroes for Children award from the Texas State Board of Education,” Hinaman said. “I appreciate the recognition of volunteers who share their time and energy to support our local schools. I have been blessed to have so many wonderful opportunities to volunteer in Cypress-Fairbanks ISD.”
Hinaman has more than 12 years of school volunteer experience, including working in school libraries, mentoring CFISD students, volunteering with Cy-Hope, and being a Bus Buddy. She is also a member and former chair of the Community Leadership Committee, a group that advocates for local public education with elected officials.
Hinaman was inducted into CFISD’s 2018 Wall of Fame class as a Friend of Education and served as the community chair of CFISD’s Long Range Planning Committee that helped develop the 2019 bond package.
The State Board of Education created the Heroes for Children award program in 1994. The award is designed to recognize excellence in advocacy for education and to highlight the outstanding volunteers who represent significant contributions to public school education in Texas. To learn more about the Heroes for Children award, visit the Texas Education Agency website.