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Humble ISD School Board among five in Texas to be honored as State Finalist for Leadership Award
Humble ISD’s Board of Trustees has been named a State Finalist in the 2018 H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards. Only five school boards in Texas have been chosen for this distinction. There are more than 1,000 school boards in the state.
Humble ISD School Board members are President Angela Conrad, Vice President Charles Cunningham, Secretary Nancy Morrison, Parliamentarian Robert Sitton, and members Keith Lapeze, Martina Dixon, and Colin Carney.
The outstanding school board designation recognizes school boards that have demonstrated real leadership based on three criteria: academic and student progress within the district; identification of community needs and specific actions taken based on those needs; and new and creative methods for community engagement.
The H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards program includes a $5,000 grant to Humble ISD and a visit to Humble ISD by a panel of judges, comprised of former superintendents, school board members and educational experts, on Feb. 5. On May 6, Humble ISD school board members will be honored at an awards ceremony in Houston. At that time, judges may present to one or more of the school boards additional grants totaling up to $25,000 and a special judge’s award.
This is the third time that the Humble ISD School Board has been recognized in the H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards. In the district category of the awards program, Humble ISD won the best large district award in 2015.
“It is impossible to truly convey the extent of what School Board service requires, and our School Board is first class,” Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Fagen said. “Our Trustees provide tremendous support because they care deeply about the current and future lives of children in our district.”
Other school boards chosen for recognition are from Brazosport ISD, Harlingen CISD, Mansfield ISD, and Southwest ISD.
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. It has become the largest monetary program for educators in the state, spotlighting best practices. H-E-B honors large and small districts, early childhood education facilities, public school boards, principals and teachers.
Humble ISD School Board President Angela Conrad (center) was presented with a $5,000 grant by Jill Reynolds, H-E-B Public Affairs Manager, because the Humble ISD School Board has been chosen as one of five State Finalists for the Leadership Award. State results will be announced May 6. Humble ISD Trustees (pictured at left) and H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards Program judges (pictured at right) gathered for the grant presentation. The grant will be used for science and technology supplies at Summer Creek and Kingwood high schools, which temporarily share a campus due to flooding. Humble ISD School Board members are President Angela Conrad, Vice President Charles Cunningham, Secretary Nancy Morrison, Parliamentarian Robert Sitton, and members Keith Lapeze, Martina Dixon, and Colin Carney.