Harlingen South teacher named finalist in H-E-B Excellence in Education Award

Roxanna Moore, a chemistry teacher at Harlingen High School South was named a finalist for the H-E-B’s Excellence in Education Leadership Award.

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.

On March 23, H-E-B and HCISD district administration made a surprise visit to Moore’s classroom to make the announcement.

“Today she is getting a check for $1,000 dollars and your school is getting a check for $1,000,” Excellence in Education Public Affairs manager Jill Reynolds said. “And we are inviting her to the statewide competition. The winning teacher in that category will receive $10,000 for themselves and $10,000 for their school.”

Moore was one in five teachers across the State that was given this honor.

“We have always known as a school district what a great teacher we have in Mrs. Moore, but today and over the next few months, the rest of the State will know what a great teacher she is,” Superintendent Dr. Alicia Noyola said. “A leader in HCISD has two qualities: they always have a commitment to excellence in everything that they do, and they have a heart for people. Today you see that leadership coming through in a teacher. Congratulations. We are so incredibly proud of you.”

The competition will take place in Austin next month.

“It’s a blessing and honor to be named a finalist for the H-E-B Excellence Award,” Moore said. “I am nervous about the state interview but also excited to be able to represent Harlingen South and HCISD.”


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