Humble ISD wins $100,000 in HEB Excellence in Education Awards
Humble ISD was named the 2015 Large District winner of the H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards program. The announcement took place on Sunday, May 3 during H-E-B’s annual awards dinner, which highlights top educators statewide. This achievement signifies Humble ISD as a leader in public education among Texas school districts.
“Being recognized by H-E-B, a longtime supporter of public education, and celebrating alongside other great educators in the State, was a very rewarding experience,” said Humble ISD Superintendent Dr. Guy Sconzo. “We have a phenomenal team of teachers, administrators and Board members who truly do deserve this recognition for the work they do every day for our students.”
Humble ISD was among six large districts statewide in the running for the title of 2015 H-E-B Large District Winner and a cash prize of $100,000. Other finalists in the Large District category included Arlington ISD, Dripping Springs ISD, Harlingen ISD, Katy ISD and Valley View ISD.
To compete among the best in the State, Humble ISD submitted an application and essays to demonstrate the District’s commitment to academic excellence, student achievement, innovative learning, efficient use of resources and community involvement. Upon being named a Finalist, Humble ISD was visited by a panel of judges who gained further insight of District operations and programs, visited campuses and spoke with various leaders and members of the Humble ISD community.
H-E-B launched the Excellence in Education Awards Program in cooperation with the Texas Association of School Administrators in 2002 as a positive way to support public education in Texas by spotlighting best practices and celebrating the passion and creativity of Texas educators.
Since the program’s inception, H-E-B has given more than $7.5 million, making it the state’s largest monetary award program dedicated to education.