At least four Southside ISD teachers and principals were selected as semi-finalists in the HEB Excellence in Education Awards. The are: Thomasina Montana, Principal at Freedom Elementary; Brenda Gonzales, Principal at Pearce Primary School, Maria Mendez, PE Coach at Freedom Elementary, and Heritage Elementary 3rd grade teacher Claudia Wright. These four outstanding educators were selected from more than 1,140 top teachers in Texas for this honor. Congratulations! Southside ISD and our students are soaring to excellence!