Five Principals Nominated for HEB Excellence in Education Awards

Five Southside Independent School District Principals have been nominated for the prestigious H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards honoring outstanding public school professionals. The nominees are:

  • Pearce Elementary Principal Ms. Brenda Gonzales
  • Gallardo Elementary Principal Ms. Karen Feldman
  • Menchaca Early Childhood Center Principal Ms. Rebecca Herrera
  • Heritage Elementary Principal Ms. Elise Puente
  • Freedom Elementary Principal Ms. Thomasina Montana

Principals Ms. Brenda Gonzales of Pearce Elementary, Ms. Thomasina Montana of Freedom Elementary, and Ms. Elise Puente of Heritage Elementary are previous semifinalists for the honor.

This year, Menchaca Early Childhood Center has been nominated in its own category and if selected would be awarded a $25,000 prize.

During this school year, especially because of the COVID-19, educators have adapted to a new and virtual reality.

If you know of and would like to nominate a teacher, principal, Southside ISD, Southside ISD School Board, or Menchaca Early Childhood Center CLICK HERE. Our teachers are going that extra mile to help Southside ISD students. Please honor them with your nomination.

Last year, H-E-B gave out more than $430,000 in prizes. Winners will be announced in Spring 2021. Go Southside! Cardinal Pride! We are One!