TEACHER Sara Brigg said today it was a "complete shock" to be awarded the MBE for services to education.
The 36-year-old deputy head will go back to Castlefields Infant School in Rastrick on Monday to the congratulations of staff and pupils.
Her honour comes after she was named primary school teacher of the year in the National Teaching Awards last year.
Ms Brigg said: "I didn't really believe it when I got the letter saying I had been nominated.
"It's an enormous honour but I see it as something for the teaching profession rather than mine - I'm just doing my job, the same as every other teacher."
Ms Brigg lives in Clifton, Brighouse, and started her career at Ling Bob School in Halifax.
She came to Castlefields as deputy head nearly seven years ago.
Others to be honoured include Huddersfield woman Dianne Hayle, who gets the MBE for her services to the Parole Board.
She was appointed a part-time member of the board in 1992.
Mrs Hayle is an information technology expert and lectures in IT and management at the National Business College in Greenhead Road, Huddersfield.
Newsome man Mr Farzand Ali Khan has been honoured with the MBE for his services to community relations.
Mr Khan, 65, spent more than 27 years working with the Yorkshire Rider bus company and served as an official of the Transport and General Workers' Union.
But it was his work with community groups that earned him the honour.
He was a founder member of both the Pakistan Association in Huddersfield and the Muslim Community Centre in Clare Hill, and for 30 years has worked with the Kirklees Racial Equality Council.
He is now a non-executive director of the council and a member of the management committee.
Equality council director Jamil Akhtar said: "He has done some tremendous of work and has put in an enormous amount of time and effort."
Mr Khan is married and has two sons and three daughters, who are all graduates.
Mining expert David Flack has received the OBE.
Mr Flack, who is the vice chairman of the Federation of Independent Mines, was honoured for his work on mines safety.
He is managing director of J Flack and Sons, who run the last coal mine in Kirklees.
Hay Royds pit at Clayton West has been worked since 1908 and produces 40,000 tonnes of domestic coal every year.
Businessman David Sumner receives the MBE for his part in the £30m re-opening of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal in March 2001.
Today he recalled the long battle to bring the waterway back to life.
Mr Sumner, 58, said: "It was like a red rag to a bull when I was told by British Waterways in the 1980s that the canal would not re-open."
Mr Sumner stepped down in June after 22 years as chairman of Huddersfield Canal Society.
He is now involved in a campaign to restore Stockport Canal, near the home he shares with his wife Diana and son Richard, 18.
Two women living in Cleckheaton get MBEs.
Mrs Jennifer Furness is a caseworker with the Inland Revenue's enforcement section and Mrs Elizabeth Hibbert is a secretary with Greater Manchester police.
West Yorkshire police chief constable Colin Cramphorn is honoured with the Queen's Police Medal.
Mr Cramphorn said: "I accept this honour on behalf of all the officers of West Yorkshire Police, as a tribute to their continued dedication and sacrifice.
"But, I am sure I speak for everyone when I say that we would all wish our colleague (murdered Pc Ian Broadhurst) was with us to share this day."
Mr Cramphorn became chief constable in November 2002.
A former principal conductor of Huddersfield Choral Society receives the OBE in today's list.
Owain Arwel Hughes first became involved with the society in the 1970s and was its conductor for six years from 1980.