2012 H-E-B Excellence in Education Winners Announced
The largest cash awards program for education in Texas, the
H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards, presented awards to deserving Texas educators and districts during its ceremony at the Houston Houstonian Hotel on Sunday, May 6, 2012.
H-E-B CEO and Chairman, Charles Butt, presented more than $800,000 in cash prizes, gift cards and grants. Recipients of the 2012 awards were recognized from among 50 finalists who had been named earlier in the year.
Large District-Cypress Fairbanks ISD
Small District-Lytle ISD
Elementary Principal-Catherine Bartlett, Cypress-Fairbanks Hamilton Elementary
Secondary Principal-Ramiro Guerra, Edinburg North High School
Elementary Lifetime Achievement-Elaine Leibick, Austin ISD Highland Park Elementary
Secondary Lifetime Achievement-Beverly Smith, Lovejoy High School
Elementary Teacher Leadership- Frances Gonzalez-Garcia, Corpus Christi ISD Sam Houston Elementary
Secondary Teacher Leadership-Emily Swoboda, Northside ISD Communications Arts High School
Elementary Rising Star –Lesley-Anne Balido-Dean, Alamo Heights ISD Woodridge Elementary
Secondary Rising Star –Michael Hardy, Brownsville IDEA Frontier College Preparatory
Early Childhood-ADVANCE San Antonio
H-E-B launched the Excellence in Education Awards program in 2002 as a positive way to support public education in Texas. Since its inception, the program has given away more than $5.5 million, spotlighting best practices and celebrating the passion and creativity of Texas educators, schools and districts across the state.