Communications Earns 4 Best of Category Awards at TSPRA

AUSTIN, TEXAS - Tomball ISD Communications was honored as the best in the State of Texas with four Best of Category Awards and 13 total Gold Star honors at the Texas School Public Relations Association (TSPRA) annual conference in Austin. 

The TISD Communications Team is made up of Director of Communications and Marketing Allison Suarez and Director of Digital Communications Justin Warnasch. 

TSPRA members from across Texas were honored by the association for their outstanding work in education communications. The awards were announced at TSPRA‚Äôs annual Star Awards Celebration held February 26, 2020 at the Omni Barton Creek Resort in Austin, Texas. 

Tomball ISD walked away with 4 Best of Category Awards, 13 total Gold Star honors and 4 Bronze Star honors:

  • Best of Category: Why Tomball?/LOE flyer, Communication Plan, Tomball Talk eNewsletter, Sports Photo
  • Gold Stars: Why Tomball?/LOE flyer, Communication Plan, Tomball Talk eNewsletter, Sports Photo, LOE postcard,Two-Way Dual Language Academy logo, Tomball Community Arts Showcase (TCAS) logo, Early Excellence Academy logo, Human Talent tablecloth, Two-Way Dual Language brochure, academic/classroom photo, State of the District video, Human Talent Rack Card
  • Bronze Stars: Homecoming photo, sports photo, Alumni Spotlight, LOE Advertisement

Each year, TSPRA recognizes communicators in school districts, education foundations, education associations and organizations for their work in print and electronic media categories. There are 48 main categories covering various media such as newsletters, programs, posters, reports, writing, image/identity packages, photography, graphics, video, electronic presentations, mobile apps, campaigns, events and web sites. 

This year, 1,606 entries were received which is the highest number of entries ever received since the Star Award program began. For the first 48 categories, the entries are divided into three divisions based on the number of students the district, foundation or organizations serves - under 10,000 students; 10,000 to 30,000 students; and over 30,000 students. Independent judges evaluate and score each entry based on its own merit. Bronze, Silver and Gold Stars are awarded based on set criteria. Finally, the judges review their highest scoring Gold Star winners and select a Best of Category for each division in each of the 48 categories.


Tomball ISD educates students to become responsible, productive citizens by providing innovative, individually rigorous, and personally valuable educational experiences. Founded in 1908, Tomball ISD now encompasses 83 square miles in northwest Harris County and southwest Montgomery County, and is located approximately 30 miles from downtown Houston. The district currently educates over 18,000 students at 20 campuses.

The Texas School Public Relations Association (TSPRA) is a nonprofit, professional organization dedicated to promoting public schools through effective communications. TSPRA, an award winning chapter of the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA), was chartered in 1962 and incorporated in 1977. With more than 900 members, TSPRA is comprised primarily of public information and communications professionals who serve the public school districts and education organizations of Texas. The membership also includes superintendents, administrators, principals, web/technology/ electronic media and graphic professionals, education foundation executive directors and their boards, association executive directors, school consultants, vendors and others who support public education in the state. TSPRA provides professional development, resources and networking opportunities for members and others in the education community.