Pasadena ISD named H-E-B Excellence in Education award finalist

Pasadena ISD named H-E-B Excellence in Education award finalist
Posted on 01/11/2022
Pasadena ISD named H-E-B Excellence in Education award finalistPasadena Independent School District is a finalist for the 2022 H-E-B Excellence in Education School District award.  

H-E-B launched the Excellence in Education Awards program in cooperation with the Texas Association of School Administrators in 2002 as a positive way to support public education in Texas. It has become the largest monetary program for educators in the state, spotlighting best practices and celebrating the passion and creativity of Texas educators. 

Pasadena ISD is one of five finalists selected in the Large District division for Texas and one of only two districts selected as a finalist in Harris County. The district is being honored for its commitment to student achievement through innovative programs, parent and community involvement and professional development opportunities for teachers and administrators. 

“We are thrilled to be recognized as a finalist for the H-E-B Excellence award,” Superintendent Dr. DeeAnn Powell said. “I attribute this honor to the collaborative efforts of our outstanding team of dedicated teachers, staff, campus leaders, district administrators and Board of Trustees. They all go above and beyond to prepare our students to be college and career ready, and this award is a testament to the work across our district.”

United ISD —Laredo, Texas  
McAllen ISD — McAllen, Texas    
Pasadena ISD — Pasadena, Texas - Harris County *
Klein ISD — Klein, Texas  - Harris County    
Wylie ISD — Wylie, Texas

As a large district finalist, Pasadena ISD will receive a $5,000 reward. In addition, a panel of judges will visit the district March 8 to conduct campus visits, and meet with the superintendent and various district stakeholders to learn more about Pasadena ISD. After H-E-B judges have visited all five large districts, the winners will be announced at the 20th annual H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards ceremony in Austin on Apr 30, 2022. The winning large district will receive $100,000.