H-E-B Recognizes and Rewards Excellence in Education in Alamo Heights

by | April 27, 2014 | School News

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Howard Early Childhood Center’s Calli Griess was named a finalist in H-E-B Excellence in Education awards in the Rising Star category and has earned $1,000 for herself and $1,000 for her school. The Rising Star award honors exceptionally promising teachers with less than 10 years of experience. State winners will receive a $5,000 check for themselves and a $5,000 grant for their schools.
Cambridge Elementary School’s Cheryl Duckers earned recognition in the Leadership category of the Excellence in Education awards. As a finalist, she also earned $1,000 for herself and $1,000 for her school. The Leadership Award honors teachers with 10 to 20 years in the classroom. State winners will receive a $10,000 check for themselves and a $10,000 grant for their schools.
Alamo Heights ISD was named a finalist in the Large School District category, earning a $5,000 cash prize. Site visits were conducted in February and March to determine winners from a group of five finalists. The winning large school district will receive a $100,000 cash prize.
Team members from the Lincoln Heights and Oak Park H-E-B stores joined in the prize presentations. They enjoyed a moment with Howard students in the school’s mock H-E-B Store, a learning environment sponsored in part by the Howard PTO, Alamo Heights High School and the Alamo Heights School Foundation.
H-E-B launched the Excellence in Education Awards program in cooperation with the Texas Association of School Administrators in 2002 as a 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.
Winners will be announced at the H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards ceremony on May 3 in Houston.

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