The Excellence in Action Awards (EIA)

The Excellence in Action Awards (EIA) were established for parents to recognize individuals who have made a difference in the life of their child with special needs who receives Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS) Exceptional Student Education (ESE) services.  Over the last 24 years, family members and students, have been inspired to submit hundreds of nominations for administrators, teachers, support staff, transportation staff, therapists, community members, and volunteers who have touched their lives.  

The Nomination Process is Now Open!  

If you are a student receiving Exceptional Student Education (ESE) services, or a parent of a student receiving ESE services, submit a nomination now for someone who has made a difference in your life. 

Deadline is February 15, 2024, at 8:00 AM.

Submit Nomination


If you have any questions or need help submitting a nomination for Excellence in Action, please contact Debbie Valdes, FDLRS Parent & Family Services, telephone (813) 837-7732 or email

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