Ysleta ISD Principal Receives H-E-B Excellence in Education Award
Dana Boyd, East Point Elementary School Principal was recently named the 2020 H-E-B Excellence in Education Elementary Principal. The largest monetary program for educators in the state, the award supports public education in Texas by spotlighting best practices and celebrating the passion and creativity of Texas educators.
Boyd was the 2016 NAESP National Distinguished Principal for Texas. She has served on TEPSA’s Advocacy Committee and was a member of the Strategic Planning Committee. She has also presented at state and national conferences. Boyd, who taught first, second, and third grades before becoming a principal, was selected as Texas Teacher of the Year in 2007.
The H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards has given away more than $12 million in cash and grants to dedicated educators and schools across Texas since 2002. Eight winners — two principals and six teachers — are selected along with two school districts, one large and one small, a public school board and an early childhood facility. Each winning principal—one elementary school and one high school—receives $10,000 in cash for themselves and a $25,000 grant for their schools. The winning large school district receives a $100,000 cash prize and the winning small school district receives $50,000. The winning early childhood facility receives $25,000 and a school board could be awarded up to $25,000.