HEB sponsoring Excellence in Education awards
HEB is accepting nominations of Katy educators for its Excellence in Education awards.
The awards honor public professionals who demonstrate leadership and dedication. Teachers of all backgrounds are eligible to win the awards. More than $600,000 in prizes will be given to teachers, administrators and school districts.
Awards will be given in the categories of rising star, leadership and lifetime achievement.
The Rising Star Award is for teachers with less than 10 years of experience. It will be given to one elementary and one secondary school teacher. Each winner will receive $5,000 for themselves and the same amount for their schools.
The Leadership Award is for teachers with between 10 and 20 years of experience. One elementary and secondary school teacher will win and receive $10,000 for themselves and the same amount for their schools.
The Lifetime Achievement Award is for educators with more than 20 years experience. Two teachers will win the award, one from an elementary school and the other form a secondary school. The winners will receive $25,000 for themselves and a $25,000 grant for their school.
Additionally, 30 regional finalists with win $1,000 for themselves and $1,000 for their schools.
In addition, one elementary and one secondary school principal will win $10,000 for themselves and a $25,000 grant for their school while 10 regional finalists will be awarded $1,000 for themselves and $2,500 for their schools.
The district awards will be given to one large and one small school district. The large district will receive $100,000 and the small district $50,000. Five regional large district finalists will also receive $5,000 each and three small district finalists will receive $2,500 each.
The final award is the Early Childhood Award, which is given to support public and private schools that focus on the education of children younger than 5. The money is intended to be used to create or enhance kindergarten readiness programs. Five regional finalists will earn $5,000. One winner will earn an additional $25,000 grant.
All nominations must be submitted by Friday, Jan 11.
For more information and nomination forms, visit www.heb.com, click About Us at the bottom of the page and click Education Awards in the new page.
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