Cindy Cormier, a fifth-grade teacher at Schiff Elementary School, is one of seven Houston-area teachers recognized as the “Best in Texas Education” with her selection as a finalist in the 2011 H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards. The announcement was made during a surprise visit to her school from H-E-B representatives, who presented Cormier with a $1,000 check, flowers, balloons, and a cake. Her school also received a $1,000 check.
As a finalist for the 2011 H-E-B Excellence in Education Award, Cormier will now be invited to compete on a statewide level for greater recognition and cash prizes. A celebration weekend will be held for all finalists on May 13-15 in Austin.
The weekend will include a public health and fitness event featuring Jillian Michaels of NBC’s Biggest Loser and General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) will deliver a keynote address at the awards’ celebration dinner on May 15. Cormier is competing for the awards’ Leadership Elementary category.