• Corpus Christi ISD wins H-E-B ‘Excellence in Education’ award

  • During the 2023 H-E-B Excellence in Education awards celebration held Sunday evening in San Antonio, Corpus Christi ISD was named the statewide winner in the Large District category. The award includes $100,000 for the winning district.

    “H-E-B is an exceptionally strong supporter of public education,” said Superintendent Dr. Roland Hernandez. “For them to recognize CCISD at this level is truly gratifying. We thank our staff, students, and families for their daily dedication, which makes it possible for our district to earn recognition at such a high level.”

    During the awards dinner and ceremony, Moses Menger Elementary School Principal Dr. Christina Barrera was named the statewide elementary principal honoree. Additionally, W.B. Ray High School Teacher Walker Perkins was honored as a finalist in the Leadership Secondary category.

    Of the 1,900 completed applications submitted for all categories, teams of judges narrowed the field to include 20 school districts, which advanced to regional judging. Following the announcement that CCISD was named one of five state finalists, judges toured Tom Browne Middle School and Veterans Memorial High School in March, visiting with students and staff as well as a panel that included district and school employees, students, and community members.
    “As a Board, we are grateful and proud to see the district we love honored at the state level,” said CCISD Board of Trustees President Don Clark. “We are delighted to bring home this prestigious honor, not only for CCISD, but for our entire community.”

    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. Since its inception, nearly $13 million has been awarded to educators, schools, districts and early childhood facilities across the state.