Excellence in Education Awards

Created in 2002, the H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards are designed to honor outstanding public school professionals and to thank them for their dedication and commitment. Through this program, H-E-B seeks to pay tribute to those educators who go the extra mile each and every day to serve their students and their communities and who inspire others to do the same.

2019 Award Winners

2019 Excellence in Education Finalists

H-E-B has announced all winners for the 18th annual Excellence in Education Awards.

See 2019 Winners 

See 2019 Finalists 

Teacher Award

Teacher Award

This honor is designed to recognize teachers and is based on the following criteria:

• Passion and commitment to the teaching profession
• Innovation and creativity in the classroom
• Professional growth and development

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Principal Award

Principal Award

This honor is designed to recognize principals and is based on the following criteria:

• Leadership and Campus Culture
• Instructional Leadership and Management
• Communication and Community Relations

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District Award

District Award

This honor is designed to recognize school districts and is based on the following criteria:

• Commitment to student achievement through innovative programs
• Parent/Community involvement
• Professional development opportunities for teachers and administrators

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School Board/Leadership Award

School Board/Leadership Award

This honor is designed to recognize school boards that have demonstrated real leadership in the community that it serves based on three basic criteria:

• Academic/student progress within the district
• Identification of community needs and specific actions taken based on those needs
• New and creative methods for community engagement

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Early Childhood Award

Early Childhood Award

The Early Childhood Award is designed to support public or private schools that focus on the care and education of children under the age of five. The purpose of the award is to offer support to help create or enhance Kinder Readiness programs that prepare children to enter Kindergarten socially and academically ready to learn.

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