The Simmons Luminary Award honors individuals or organizations who have shown an extraordinary commitment to improving people’s lives through education.

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Israel Cordero '97

North Texas Honoree

Israel Cordero '97 is the principal of W.W. Samuell High School in Dallas. He helped facilitate a dramatic shift in the culture and performance of once of Dallas' lowest-performing schools in just one year.

Video Clip-Israel Cordero

Neuhaus Education Center

Regional Honoree

Neuhaus Education Center is dedicated to equipping teachers with the latest research-based strategies and materials to teach reading, writing and spelling to all students, including those with dyslexia.

Video Clip-Ed Neuhaus

Teach For America

National Honoree

Teach for America has been committed to eliminating educational inequality by enlisting the nation's most promising future leaders for over 20 years.

Video Clip-Wendy Kopp