Each year, the Midland Chamber of Commerce honors outstanding educators and support staff from our local schools. Both primary and secondary schools are encouraged to nominate one classroom teacher and one 'Unsung Hero'-- a non-classroom staff member whose efforts enhance the quality of education for students.
We have over 80 deserving nominees to be honored at the 2015 Excellence in Teaching Unsung Hero Awards held on February 24, 2015 at the Midland Center.
This event is possible through the generous donations from the business community.
Please note: this event is not open to the public. Your sponsorship will allow each nominee, their guests, and principals to enjoy a complimentary ticket to this special event.
CLICK HERE to donate online or dowload the form HERE and return by mail
Check out the winners of last year's awards. CLICK HERE for a complete list of winners.
An educated workforce is critical to the success of Midland businesses. The Partners In Education website is a joint initiative with the Midland Chamber of Commerce, the Midland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Midland Independent School District and the Midland Education Foundation. Founding organizations provide the administrative and financial support to recruit and educate new Community Partners, facilitate donations, connect Community Partners with volunteer and mentoring opportunities and assess Community Partner needs. Our valued Community Partners are the reason PIEMidland.org was created and these organizations do their best to facilitate the Partner/recipient relationship.
"The recent legislative session had a tremendous impact on the already challenging budgets of our schools. The Midland Chamber of Commerce sees the value of a quality education and its impact on our economy. That is the impetus behind this partnership. Our Chamber wants to help bridge the gap for our schools, helping them to continue providing a great education in order to sustain and grow Midland’s world class business climate!" ~ Bobby Burns, President/CEO, Midland Chamber of Commerce