Each year, H-E-B asks customers, employees, and community members to nominate teachers, principals, districts, early
childhood facilities, and school boards for the awards. Each
nominee is sent an invitation to complete an application online
and is asked about their professional experiences, educational
philosophies, and achievements both in and out of the classroom.
A team of judges reviews the applications, narrowing the
field to semifinalists. From that pool, five regional judging panels composed of former winners, administrators, and university
and community leaders not affiliated with H-E-B select 40
teacher and principal finalists. Finalists and their schools receive a cash prize of $1,000 to $2,500, depending on category.
Three separate panels select eight school districts and five
early childhood facilities as finalists, awarding $2,500 to $5,000
in cash prizes. Up to five school boards may also be recognized
and awarded $5,000 toward the district they serve. Additionally,
one or more school boards may receive a special judge’s award
totaling up to $25,000. Site visits are conducted to determine
For a full list of the 2018 H-E-B Excellence in Education
finalists, visit heb.com/education.H
to Chart the Future
at Every Step
ESS is committed to helping school districts find
the best superintendent candidates. Our process
has been refined with the benefit of two decades’
experience, and we will customize the search to
meet the needs of your school board and district.
To learn more, visit ess.tasb.org
or call 800.580.8272, ext. 3690.
TASB Executive Search
Services helped us increase
both the number and
the quality of applicants
compared to our previous
searches. Their process
allows the cream to rise to
the top to help assure the best fit for your
district. We are extremely pleased with their
services and our new superintendent.
Board President, Cuero ISD
There are multiple opportunities to make a difference by
voicing your opinion and sharing the issues you are facing—
not only on your local board but your region and the entire
state. Solutions are shared freely as all try to help each other
in such an important endeavor.
If you have any questions or would like additional
information, please reach out to the TASB staff or any TASB
Board of Directors member for more details. The next level is
waiting. Good luck!H
Teresa Flores, an Ingleside ISD trustee, is 2017–18 president of
The Road (from page 7)
was designed by school board members for school board
members. You have to hurry, though. Deadline for applications is July 1.
For more information, visit tasb.org/Services/Leader-
Roger White is managing editor of Texas Lone Star.
Opportunity (from page 5)