H-E-B Excellence in Education Finalist Jeni Bristol (center), alongside Superintendent Kelly Crook (right) and Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Annette Villerot (left).

H-E-B Excellence in Education Finalist Jeni Bristol (center), alongside Superintendent Kelly Crook (right) and Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, Annette Villerot (left).

(DEL VALLE, Texas) Del Valle ISD (DVISD) and three elementary staff were honored at the 2017 H-E-B Excellence in Education Award Gala hosted in Austin on May 7, 2017.

Hillcrest Elementary’s Jeni Bristol was one of just five principals across the state to be named as an Elementary Finalist. Two district teachers, Gregory Althoff from Del Valle Elementary and Arthur Sayers from Baty Elementary, received recognition, named State Semi-finalists in the Leadership division. From over 1,300 applicants, DVISD was recognized as a State District Semi-finalist for use of innovative programs, parent and community involvement efforts, and professional development opportunities for teachers and administrators. As a semi-finalist, DVISD received a $1,000 check, which will be invested in the continued growth and development of the district.

Recent DVISD H-E-B Excellence in Education Award Winners:

2016:  Laurie Holmes, Popham Elementary, Lifetime Achievement Winner

Michelle Cardenas, Hillcrest Elementary, Elementary Leadership Finalist

2014:  Nicholas Solis, Hillcrest Elementary, Elementary Leadership Winner

DVISD Child Development Center, Early Childhood Facility Finalist

2011:  Jennifer Garcia, Hornsby Dunlap Elementary, Rising Star Finalist

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About the H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards

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 and celebrating the passion and creativity of Texas educators.

H-E-B asks customers, Partners (employees) and community members to nominate teachers, principals, districts, early childhood facilities and school boards in Texas. 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.

For more information, visit https://www.heb.com/static-page/excellence-in-education-awards

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