Northwest ISD named finalist in H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards
Northwest ISD named finalist in H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards
Posted on 01/13/2017
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H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards

H-E-B has named Northwest ISD a finalist in its 16th annual Excellence in Education Awards program, placing it in the top five schools in the program’s large school district category.

The Excellence in Education Awards, the largest monetary professional awards program for educators in Texas, annually recognizes the top educators, academic administrators, school boards and school districts in the state. These professionals and entities are chosen to spotlight best practices and celebrate the passion and creativity of Texas educators.

This year’s Excellence in Education Awards recognizes Northwest ISD alongside Allen ISD, Brownsville ISD, Grand Prairie ISD and Socorro ISD for the top award among large school districts. For inclusion in the awards program, H-E-B relies on customers, employees and community members for nominees. Those nominees are then invited to complete an application highlighting their educational philosophies and achievements for consideration.

Dr. Ryder Warren, Northwest ISD superintendent, said the inclusion as a finalist highlights the commitment Northwest ISD places on academic excellence.

“I feel this recognition reinforces the commitment we make to all NISD families,” he said. “We are creating a culture that gives students the tools to be future-ready, and we work with our families to provide students with the opportunities to make them ready for college, ready for the global workplace and ready for personal success.”

For its selection as a finalist, Northwest ISD will receive $5,000 from H-E-B. All winners in the Excellence in Education Awards will be announced May 7 at a ceremony at the Hilton Hotel in Austin. If Northwest ISD is named the top large school district in the state, it will receive $100,000 from the grocery chain.

Northwest ISD’s place as one of H-E-B’s top five large school districts in Texas is the district’s second honor in as many years from the company. In 2016, Principal Sandy Conklin of Beck Elementary School was the recipient of the Excellence in Education Elementary Principal Award.

For more information about the H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards, click here.