Wednesday, April 09, 2008
H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards
On Wednesday afternoon, the first grade classes were told to come straight to the cafeteria after special areas. We didn't know what it was for, and boy were we surprised! Mrs. McCullar began by telling us what a wonderful group of teachers we have in first grade--Mrs. Lugo, Mrs. McLendon, Mrs. Bailey and myself. Then she called in some special guests to present an award.. actually, two awards. The guests were from H-E-B. H-E-Buddy arrived, along with many employees carrying balloons, flowers, GIANT checks, and cake.
A few months ago, both Mrs. Bailey and I applied for H-E-B's Excellence in Teaching Awards. Mrs. Bailey is in the "Rising Star" category for teaching less than 10 years and I am in the "Leadership" category for teaching 10-20 years. Yesterday, we found out that we were both state finalists in our respective categories. We will each be competing against 4 other teachers from across the state May 2nd-4th.
Mrs. McCullar did a great job keeping everything a surprise from us. We were both honored and excited to be sharing this experience together. This is the first time that two teachers have won from the same school (not to mention on the same grade level)!