2017 H-E-B Excellence in Education Award Winners Named
2017 H-E-B Excellence in Education Award Winners
Large School District ($100,000 cash prize)
Grand Prairie ISD — Susan Simpson Hull, superintendent
Small School District ($50,000 cash prize)
Alamo Heights ISD — Kevin Brown, superintendent
Early Childhood Education Facility ($25,000 cash prize)
Pre-K San Antonio Education Center — Sandy Weser and Belinda Gonzalez, directors
Public School Board ($25,000 cash prize)
Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees — Kristen Tassin, board president
Dr. Myrtha Villarreal, Colonel Santos Benavides Elementary, United ISD
Julie Diaz, Travis High School, Fort Bend 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.
ElementaryRhonda Pena, Bryan Elementary, Mission CISD
SecondaryMichael Bailey, Omar Bradley Middle School, North East 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.
ElementaryRaul Munoz, George Evans Elementary, Corpus Christi ISD
SecondaryJamie Flint, Spring Woods High School, Spring Branch ISD
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.
ElementaryRicky Davis, Schertz Elementary, Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD
SecondaryRichard Embrick, David Crockett Middle School, Fort Bend ISD
H-E-B launched the Excellence in Education Awards program
in cooperation with TASA in 2002 as a positive way to support public
education in Texas. It has become the largest monetary program for
educators in the state, spotlighting best practices and celebrating the
passion and creativity of Texas educators.