Heritage Elementary principal Elise Puente and Pearce Elementary principal Brenda Gonzales have been selected as a semi-finalists for the HEB Excellence in Education Awards. HEB reports it received more than 1,500 applications. Both Ms. Gonzales and Ms. Puente are two of 50 principals selected as a semi-finalists along with 150 teachers, 25 school districts, 25 early childhood providers and 25 school boards.
This is the second year in a row Ms. Gonzales has been named a semi-finalist. In appreciation for their educational efforts each principal received a $500 HEB gift card and a certificate signed by HEB Chairman Charles Butt. Congratulations Ms. Puente and Ms. Gonzales!