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Trinity Prize for Excellence in Teaching Award

Trinity Prize for Excellence in Teaching Award
This prize is awarded in the spring to two teachers from among 21 school districts in the San Antonio area. The two top-prize educators receive $2500 and are honored at a ceremony in the spring. This award is co-sponsored by Trinity University and the HEB Foundation.  Criteria for the Trinity Prize for Excellence in Teaching consist of  Outstanding classroom performance (subject matter competence, positive relationships with students, ability to motivate students, recognition of the dignity, worth, and value of each student, provision of opportunity for success for all students, and student achievement), Leadership in the school and school district (respect from peers, and supervisory and administrative personnel, willingness to share ideas, materials, and time with colleagues and others in the school and district, availability for participation in co-curricular activities), Leadership in the education profession (contributions to the teaching profession, professional integrity) and Outstanding community service (contributions to the community).  FSHISD alternates campus nominations.
Veteran Nominees are:
Yvonne Inzinna, 2023
Julie Allen-Ruiz, 2022
Francisco Serrata, 2021
Chris Ramos, 2020
Katie Michna*, 2019
Julie Blackstone, 2018
Brenda Marafioto, 2017
Torie Marquez, 2015
Dr. Melanie Morgan, 2014
Michalle McCallister, 2013
Nora Gonzalez, 2012
Donna Tripp, 2011
Laura Lamoureux, 2010
Louis Sifuentes, 2009*
Mary Harrell, 2008     
Jackie Stott, 2007  
Cindy Kautz, 2006
Robert Hoffmann, 2005 
Amy Cichon, 2004     
Patricia Feola, 2003         
Gail Helt, 2002    
Kelly Palmer, 2001  
Linda Reed, 2000
Patricia Leer, 1999 
Robin Hansen, 1998   
Gene Willis, 1997  
Rosa Escamilla, 1996  
James Hudson, 1995   
Cynthia Riggs, 1994  
Dr. Martin McCall, 1993   
Melrose Haley, 1992 
Barbara Cheney, 1991      
Marion Chandler, 1990
Sue Rowland, 1989        
Barbara Husting, 1988        
Ronald Tullius, 1987  
Collen Dement, 1986   
Henry H. Griffis, 1985 
Betty Taylor, 1984  
John Yarling, 1983 
Margie Lee, 1982