Dolores Sanchez has been honored for her advocacy on behalf of California's teachers and classified school employees.

california federation of teachers council of classified employees outstanding leadership award 

RECEIVED IN 2000, 2003, 2010

Dedication and commitment Award – Los Angeles College Staff Guild (American Federation of teachers [AFT] Local 1521A)

Received in 2005

Commendation: California State Teachers' Retirement System

Board Professional contribution toward the improvement of retirement benefits of teachers

Received in 1999

Commendation From Los Angeles Faculty Guild (American federation of teachers Local 1521) 

For service in improving the retirement benefits of teachers.

RECEIVED IN 1998 & 2003