The Ann Rogers Scholarship is awarded to a student teacher doing his or her student teaching in Social Studies in the state of Texas. Ann Rogers was the Director of Social Studies for the Texas Education Agency for ten years. She spent that time championing the needs of Social Studies teachers across the state. She encouraged and enabled the excellence of social studies instruction in the state of Texas and has guided the writing and implementation of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. This scholarship was created to honor Ann Rogers and her vision of the teaching of social studies in the state of Texas.
Dr. Rosemary Morrow Supervisor of the Year Award
Dr. Rosemary Morrow has been a member of TCSS for over thirty years, and served as President during the 2001-2002 year. Dr. Morrowhas been a member of TSSSA almost from its inception. Her classroom experience included social studies, grades 7-12, at Porter Junior High and Austin High School in Austin ISD, and also served as the Instructional Coordinator and Administrative Supervisor for Social Studies, K-12, in Austin ISD. She served as Assistant Director of Social Studies Curriculum and then Director of Social Studies Curriculum at the Texas Education Agency. The Supervisor of the Year award was renamed in her honor in 2012 because of her continued dedication and service to social studies in the state of Texas.
District Improvement Grant
The District Improvement Grant, or DIG Grant, is awarded to help facilitate quality social studies education through the development and implementation of research-based best practices. The purpose of the grant is to allow supervisors the opportunity to identify and address needs, challenges, and concerns unique to the district or area.