2018 Excellence In Education Award Winners - HEB

2018 Excellence in Education Winners

HOUSTON, TX (May 6, 2018) — On Sunday, May 6, H-E-B announced statewide winners of the 17th annual H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards during an awards ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Houston. During the ceremony, H-E-B Chairman and CEO Charles Butt personally handed out $430,000 in cash awards and grants, and congratulated eight educators, two school districts, one early childhood agency and a public school board for being among the best in Texas. The program has given away more than $9.5 million in cash and grants since 2002.

Sal Khan delivered the keynote address to a ballroom packed with hundreds of educators, elected officials, community leaders and H-E-B employees. Khan founded the Khan Academy, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that aims to provide a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere.

The following winners were selected from a pool of 58 finalists by judges who include former winners, school administrators, and university and community leaders.

The 2018 H-E-B Excellence in Education Award Winners Are:

Rising Star
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 school.

Allie Duffy

Elementary Category
Allie Duffy
Joe Lee Johnson Elementary
Austin, Texas

Denisse Hernandez

Secondary Category
Denisse Hernandez
Christa McAuliffe Middle School
San Antonio, Texas

 
 

Leadership
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 school.

Stephanie Miller

Elementary Category
Stephanie Miller
Skyview Elementary
Dallas, Texas

Andrea Garza

Secondary Category
Andrea Garza
United South High School
Laredo, Texas

 

Lifetime Achievement
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 school.

Bonnie Anderson

Elementary Category
Bonnie Anderson
Coronado Village Elementary
Universal City, Texas

Pamela Broussard

Secondary Category
Pamela Broussard
Cypress Falls High School
Houston, Texas

 

School Principal
Winning principals received $10,000 in cash for themselves and a $25,000 grant for each of their schools.

Zaida Gonzalez

Elementary Category
Zaida Gonzalez
Andrew Trautmann Elementary
Laredo, Texas

Jerry Jerabek

Secondary Category
Jerry Jerabek
Frenship Middle School
Wolfforth, Texas

 

Early Childhood
The winning early childhood facility received a $25,000 cash prize.

Levelland Academic Beginnings Center

Levelland Academic Beginnings Center
Levelland, Texas

 

School Board
The winning public school board received a $25,000 cash prize.

Humble ISD

Humble ISD
Humble, Texas

 

Small School District
The winning small school district received a $50,000 cash prize.

Lancaster ISD

Lancaster ISD
Lancaster, Texas

 

Large School District
The winning large school district received a $100,000 cash prize.

Fort Bend ISD
Sugar Land, Texas