Local educator named a finalist for prestigious award

Cora Mendez, a fourth grade teacher at our Sullivan Environmental Science Academy, was named a finalist for the H-E-B Excellence in Education Award.
As a finalist in the teacher category, Mrs. Mendez received a $1,000 check for herself and a $1,000 check for her school.
This award category is designed to recognize teachers and is based on the following criteria: passion and commitment to the teaching profession; innovation and creativity in the classroom, and professional growth and development.
Created in 2002, the H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards are designed to honor outstanding public school professionals and to thank them for their dedication and commitment. Through this program, H E B seeks to pay tribute to those educators who go the extra mile each and every day to serve their students and their communities and who inspire others to do the same.
Mrs. Mendez will travel to San Antonio for the awards gala in April 2023, during which judges will conduct face-to-face interviews. Winners will be announced on Sunday, April 30.
Mrs. Mendez, CONGRATULATIONS on being named a finalist for this prestigious honor! 🍎