On March 7, two North East ISD teachers were surprised in their classrooms with big checks, flowers, balloons and very special guests. Bradley Middle School’s Michael Bailey and Johnson High School’s Justin Felux were each awarded H-E-B Excellence in Education awards. As finalists in the competition, they received a $1,000 check for themselves and a $1,000 check for their schools.
Both teachers were recognized for their commitment to their students in front of NEISD administration, H-E-B representatives, family and friends. Bailey is a finalist in the Lifetime Achievement category, while Felux is a finalist in the Rising Star category.
Bailey was instrumental in the building and growth of the Mill Springs Cabin project at Bradley, and Felux is a well-loved and award-winning teacher at Johnson who sponsors multiple projects.
They were among 40 teachers and principals selected across the state for this achievement. H-E-B will announce the top winners in May.
Created in 2002, the H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards are designed to honor outstanding public school professionals and to thank them for their dedication and commitment. Through this program, H-E-B seeks to pay tribute to those educators who go the extra mile each and every day to serve their students and their communities and who inspire others to do the same.
Posted on 03/08/2017