On Sunday, May 2, 2010, H-E-B announced the statewide winners in the 2010 H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards. Winners were announced during the Awards Celebration held in Houston at The Woodlands Resort and Convention Center, where H-E-B gathered 40 educators and 8 school districts to honor them for their outstanding commitment to education.
2010 Excellence in Education Award Winners
Rising star category
This award recognizes teachers with less than 10 years of experience. The two winning teachers each received a $5,000 check for themselves and a $5,000 grant for their schools.
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Laurel Mountain Elementary
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Lovejoy High School
This award honors teachers with 10 to 20 years in the classroom. The two winning teachers each received a $10,000 check for themselves and a $10,000 grant for their school.
G.W. Robinson Elementary
Marvin Baker Middle School
Lifetime Achievement category
This award salutes teachers with more than 20 years of experience. The two winning teachers each receive $25,000 in cash for themselves and a $25,000 grant for their school.
Dorinda Pillow Elementary
Dr. Timothy Daponte
John H. Reagan High School
Elementary School Principal category
Stout, the winner in this category, received $10,000 in cash for herself and a $25,000 grant for her school.
A.X. Benavides Elementary
Secondary School Principal category
Cardenas-Rubio, the winner in this category, received $10,000 in cash for herself and a $25,000 grant for her school.
Besteiro Middle School
Small School District category
As the winning small school district, Lovejoy Independent School District received a $50,000 cash prize.
Lovejoy ISD, Allen
Superintendent: Mr. Ted Moore
Large School District category
As the winning large school district, North East Independent School District received a $100,000 cash prize.
North East ISD, San Antonio
Superintendent: Dr. Richard Middleton