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H-E-B Excellence in Education award Finalist

Last week, H-E-B announced the finalists for the retailer’s 21st annual Excellence in Education Awards program with Sara Lucas from Hendrickson HS named a finalist for the Lifetime Achievement Category!

Lucas teaches AP Psychology and dual credit U.S history at Hendrickson High School. She was nominated for the Lifetime Achievement Category, which honors educators who have more than 20 years of experience. Mrs. Lucas is one of five educators across the state who are competing in this category as a finalist.

When Lucas decided to return to the classroom to teach, Mr. Grebb expressed “how excited [he] was to get the best teacher to work with our students every day… I have always been amazed at her instructional knowledge.” Her students feel “the time she takes to engage with her students one on one [is] really essential, especially in a high school and college level course” (Kamari Dunbar Junior at HHS)

H-E-B asked community members to nominate Texas teachers, principals, and staff members to be evaluated based on their professional experiences, educational philosophies, and achievements in and out of the classroom. 

Each Lifetime Achievement nominee has been carefully selected through a panel of judges who consist of former winners, administrators, and university and community leaders. Finalists and their schools received a cash prize of $1,000 and will have the opportunity to compete at the statewide level to win up to $25,000. 

PfISD also has 2 other finalists for H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards - Erica Herrera from Dearing ES and Principal Zack Kleypas from Pflugerville HS. Winners will be announced on Sunday, April 30.