KENS 5’s Marvin Hurst presented Southside ISD Teacher of the Year Cheryl Kindred with an Excel Award on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at Heritage Elementary. Ms. Kindred is an art teacher at Heritage Elementary and an employee in the Southside ISD for 19 years. In addition to receiving the award, Credit Human presented Ms. Kindred with a $1,000 award check. A group of second grade students in her art class were overwhelmed with emotion when they say the big check. Upon receiving the check, Ms. Kindred turned to her students and said, “You know what I’m going to do with this money? I’m going to spend it on buying supplies for you.” Ms. Kindred is an advocate for helping children with mental illness and praised the school district for doing more than ever to help children struggling with the disease.