Principal, teacher receive HEB award

Principal Michael Cardona was named as finalist in the 2012 H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards. He was named in the Secondary Principal category and wins $1,000 for himself and $2,500 for his school.

Sandra Geishbush of STEM is a finalist in the Secondary Lifetime Achievement category.

Earlier this week, H-E-B made surprise presentations to five North East ISD educators to announce that they are finalists in the 2012 H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards. An entourage of H-E-B personnel, H-E-Buddy, camera crew, executive staff and guests surprised these teachers and principal with flowers, cake, balloons and an over-sized check with their name on it.

According to the North East site, each of the finalists will now have the opportunity to compete on a statewide level for greater prizes for both themselves and their schools. The H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards is one of the largest monetary rewards program for educators in Texas, and one of the largest in the nation. The award ceremony where overall winners will be announced will be held on May 6, 2012.

Sandra Geishbush from STEM and Michael Cardona from Lee High School receive their awards.

“It is always such as honor to see our educators being honored for their skills and dedication, especially by a business partner such as H-E-B who values the role of education in children’s lives,” said NEISD Superintendent of Schools Brian G. Gottardy, Ed.D.

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