2016 H-E-B Excellence in Education Award Winners Named
2016 H-E-B Excellence in Education Award Winners
Leander ISD — Dr. Bret A. Champion, Superintendent ($100,000 cash prize)
Large School District
Small School DistrictValley View ISD — Rolando Ramirez, Superintendent ($50,000 cash prize)
Early Childhood Education FacilitySunshine Cottage — San Antonio — Belinda Pustka, Executive Director ($25,000 cash prize)
Public School BoardSomerset ISD — Omar Pachecano, Board President ($25,000 cash prize)
The winners received $10,000 in cash for themselves and a $25,000 grant for each of their schools.
Sandy Conklin, Samuel Beck Elementary, Northwest ISD
Delia McLerran, Young Women's Leadership Academy, San Antonio ISD
The Lifetime Achievement Category salutes teachers with more than 20 years of experience. Winners received $25,000 in cash for themselves and a $25,000 grant for their schools.
ElementaryLaurie Holmes, Popham Elementary, Del Valle ISD
SecondaryMark Misage, Westlake High School, Eanes ISD
The Leadership Category honors teachers with 10 to 20 years in the classroom. Winners received a $10,000 check for themselves and a $10,000 grant for their schools.
ElementaryTammy Verstrate, LaVace Stewart Elementary, Clear Creek ISD
SecondaryMartha Saucedo, Brady High School, Brady ISD (Saucedo is also the 2016 Texas Secondary Teacher of the Year!)
The Rising Star Category recognizes teachers with less than 10 years of experience. Winners received a $5,000 check for themselves and a $5,000 grant for their schools.
ElementaryHilda Nanez, Green Valley Elementary, Galena Park ISD
SecondaryAlexandra Edwards, Killeen High School, Killeen ISD