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ExCEL Awards

Choir Director Angus McCleod wins ExCEL Award for Alamo Heights ISD

Choir Director Angus McCleod wins ExCEL Award for Alamo Heights ISDThe Alamo Heights choir director believes everyone can sing and said in his 38 years of teaching he's never required any student to audition; every student has a spot in his choir.
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Jennifer Vasquez wins ExCEL Award for NISD

Jennifer Vasquez wins ExCEL Award for NISDAn Eighth grade history teacher at Rawlinson Middle School is helping students connect to the past with hand tricks.
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Jerry Kasprzak wins ExCEL Award for Boerne Independent School District

Jerry Kasprzak wins ExCEL Award for Boerne Independent School DistrictAt Boerne Middle School South, Jerry Kasprzak splits his time between Coaching and teaching eighth Grade Science. Every day he's shaping minds and bodies.
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VIDEO PROFILES: Meet the 2013-14 ExCEL Award honorees

VIDEO PROFILES: Meet the 2013-14 ExCEL Award honoreesSACU and KENS 5 are proud to introduce and celebrate this year's ExCEL Award honorees, each of whom has gone above and beyond to serve the youth of San Antonio, each serving as an inspiration to us all.
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PHOTOS: SACU and KENS 5 honor 2013-14 ExCEL Award winners

PHOTOS: SACU and KENS 5 honor 2013-14 ExCEL Award winnersSACU and KENS 5 are celebrating 15 years of honoring local teachers with the ExCEL Awards. A banquet was held Wednesday night at the San Antonio Museum of Art, where we brought together all of this year's education innovators.
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  • 5 months ago
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Living the dream: Southside ISD art teacher wins ExCEL Award

Living the dream: Southside ISD art teacher wins ExCEL AwardArt teacher Melissa LeComte is the winner of the KENS 5 / SACU ExCEL Award for the Southside Independent School District. She says she's living the dream as she works with young artists.
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Jeffrey Johnson wins ExCEL Award for East Central ISD

Jeffrey Johnson wins ExCEL Award for East Central ISDA businessman turned teacher is helping students at East Central High School succeed.Jeffrey Johnson spent 25 years with the Bexar County Appraisal District
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Liz Olvera wins ExCEL Award for South San Independent School District

Liz Olvera wins ExCEL Award for South San Independent School District Liz Olvera joined the Navy out of High School. Now she teaches third grade at Roy P. Benavidez Elementary School, named for a highly decorated veteran. Liz Olvera joined the Navy out of High School. Now she teaches third grade at Roy P. Benavidez
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Maria de Jesus Contreras wins ExCEL Award for Edgewood Independent School District

Maria de Jesus Contreras wins ExCEL Award for Edgewood Independent School District A teacher in the Edgewood Independent School District is getting her students thinking about their future early on.
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  • 6 months, 3 weeks ago
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Melody Burton wins ExCEL Award for Randolph Field ISD

Melody Burton wins ExCEL Award for Randolph Field ISDA history teacher at Randolph Secondary School in the Randolph Independent School District teaches lessons from the past while helping students cope with challenges in the present.Melody Burton began teaching 25 years ago as a substitute and quickly
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Michael Richard wins ExCEL Award for Lackland Independent School District

Michael Richard wins ExCEL Award for Lackland Independent School DistrictThe children of our military share the sacrifice of serving. When their parents are transferred, they have to move to new schools and neighborhoods.A teacher in the Lackland Independent School District makes the transition easier for his students.
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Iris Harris wins ExCEL Award for Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD

Iris Harris wins ExCEL Award for Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISDStudents and teachers at Wilder Intermediate School thought they were gathering for a special presentation by Principal Sarah Dauphinais. But then, the principal handed the microphone to KENS 5's Jenny Suniga.
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Christina Baker wins ExCEL Award for Fort Sam Houston Independent School District

Christina Baker wins ExCEL Award for Fort Sam Houston Independent School DistrictAt Cole High School in the Fort Sam Independent School District, an English teacher brings a special understanding to the students she teaches.
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Alan Rheel wins ExCEL Award for Southwest Independent School District

Alan Rheel wins ExCEL Award for Southwest Independent School District At the Southwest Independent School District, students are speeding through High School with online courses. At the Academy, they are achieving thanks in large part to their Computer Lab teacher, Alan Rheel.
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Sandy Bermea wins Golden Apple ExCEL Award for Medina Valley Independent School District

Sandy Bermea wins Golden Apple ExCEL Award for Medina Valley Independent School DistrictThe entire student body, staff and teachers at Potranco Elementary, in the Medina Valley Independent School District, turned out to celebrate one of its third grade teachers. Sandy Bermea is the KENS 5 SACU Golden Apple ExCEL Award winner.
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Amanda Shippey wins ExCEL Award for Comal Independent School District

Amanda Shippey wins ExCEL Award for Comal Independent School DistrictIn the Comal Independent School District, an Elementary School teacher is educating the entire school in a new language.Macbooks and IPad are an important teaching tool in Amanda Shippey's Second Grade classroom.
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Mercedes Champion wins SACU ExCEL Award for Alamo Heights

Mercedes Champion wins SACU ExCEL Award for Alamo HeightsThis week, Mercedes Champion is the KENS 5 SACU ExCEL Award winner.
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Ursula Silberschlag wins KENS 5 SACU ExCEL Award for NISD

Ursula Silberschlag wins KENS 5 SACU ExCEL Award for NISDAt Julie Newton Aue Elementary School in the Northside Independent School District, the Teacher of the Year and KENS 5 SACU ExCEL Award Winner is a fifth Grade teacher whose dream changed from treating children to teaching them.
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Jon Wert wins ExCEL Award for Boerne Independent School District

Jon Wert wins ExCEL Award for Boerne Independent School DistrictEach of Jon Wert's students at Curington Elementary has a different disability, but his goal for all is the same.
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Brenda Miller wins ExCEL Award for East Central ISD

Brenda Miller wins ExCEL Award for East Central ISDMost of the greatest teachers feel it is their calling to be in the classroom, but some don't realize it right away. That's the case for this week's KENS 5 SACU ExCEL winner.
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Gabriela Ortega wins ExCEL Award for Harlandale ISD

Gabriela Ortega wins ExCEL Award for Harlandale ISDKENS 5 and SACU burst into a classroom at Adams Elementary this week and gave the teacher quite a shock. The Harlandale Independent School District wanted to surprise Gabriela Ortega with the KENS 5 SACU Golden Apple ExCEL Award.
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Heather Ramirez wins ExCEL Award for Edgewood ISD

Heather Ramirez wins ExCEL Award for Edgewood ISDPeople who go into teaching don't do it for the money. Some even walk away from high-paying jobs so they can go into the classroom and make a difference. That's exactly what this week's ExCEL award winner did.
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Southside ISD's Consuelo Vela transports classroom with her love for travel

Southside ISD's Consuelo Vela transports classroom with her love for travelIt's not always easy to make history class fun and exciting. But one Southside ISD teacher is doing just that.This is Consuelo Vela's first year teaching history for Southside ISD.
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April Schweizerhof wins ExCEL Award for Judson Independent School District

April Schweizerhof wins ExCEL Award for Judson Independent School DistrictStudents at Masters Elementary School in the Judson Independent School District celebrated one of their teachers with songs, cheers and a little dribbling action.
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Ruben Tejeda wins ExCEL Award for South San Independent School District

Ruben Tejeda wins ExCEL Award for South San Independent School DistrictThere's a lot to remember in history class. In teaching his eighth grade students what happened in 1776, Ruben Tejeda uses technology from 2012.
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Somerset ISD teacher uses open-ended projects to make reading fun

Somerset ISD teacher uses open-ended projects to make reading funLooking and listening in Karen Morales' classroom at Savannah Heights Intermediate School, you might be surprised to discover the subject is reading.
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Maria Tucker wins ExCEL Award for Randolph Independent School District

Maria Tucker wins ExCEL Award for Randolph Independent School DistrictMaria Tucker teaches Art to Sixth through Twelfth grade students at Randolph Secondary Campus. Since she started teaching there three years ago, the number of students taking Art class has doubled thanks to this gifted teacher.
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Music teacher Cara Coffey wins ExCEL Award for Lackland ISD

Music teacher Cara Coffey wins ExCEL Award for Lackland ISDMusic is a universal language and at Lackland Elementary School, and it's one student's embrace. Whether Cara Coffey is teaching her students to play instruments or to sing, her enthusiasm is contagious.
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Jeanette Nesloney wins ExCEL Award for inspiring book worms

Jeanette Nesloney wins ExCEL Award for inspiring book wormsOne of life’s fulfilling pleasures is being able to take a passion and turn it into a career in order to make a difference.
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Lisa Vieger wins ExCEL Award for Northeast Independent School District

Lisa Vieger wins ExCEL Award for Northeast Independent School DistrictLisa Vieger comes from a long line of educators. But it was because of one her teachers that she became one.
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Rebecca Mithofer wins ExCEL Award for Fort Sam Houston Independent School District

Rebecca Mithofer wins ExCEL Award for Fort Sam Houston Independent School District At Fort Sam Houston Independent School District students come and go as they parents are transferred and deployed around the world. Teachers in the district must constantly adjust to meet students where they are in their learning when they arrive
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Nanette Guadiano wins ExCEL Award for Southwest Independent School District

Nanette Guadiano wins ExCEL Award for Southwest Independent School District At Southwest Elementary students are already thinking about college. Their Language Arts teacher, Nanette Guadiano, has them working on college ready habits.
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Andrew Rodriguez wins ExCEL Award for Comal ISD

Andrew Rodriguez wins ExCEL Award for Comal ISDSurveys show math is the most dreaded subject in school. But in the Comal Independent School District, Andrew Rodriguez has the formula for turning that fear into fun.
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Karen Middlebrooks wins ExCEL Award for Medina Valley Independent School

Karen Middlebrooks wins ExCEL Award for Medina Valley Independent School Karen Middlebrooks wins ExCEL Award for Medina Valley Independent School
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James Hammond wins ExCEL Award for San Antonio ISD

James Hammond wins ExCEL Award for San Antonio ISDIn just two years of teaching, James Hammond is making a huge difference. His students passed the AP Exam with the highest percentages in San Antonio ISD.
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Lara Prevost wins ExCEL Award in Alamo Heights Independent School District

Lara Prevost wins ExCEL Award in Alamo Heights Independent School DistrictIn Lara Prevost's Second Grade class at Cambridge Elementary School, praise and positive comments fly about the classroom from Ms. Prevost.
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Robert Green wins ExCEL Award for Northside ISD

Robert Green wins ExCEL Award for Northside ISDRobert Alan Green has traveled an extraordinary path to the classroom. After 26 years in the Army, this former paratrooper landed at Langley Elementary in the Northside Independent School District.
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Jonna McRedmond wins ExCEL Award in Boerne ISD

Jonna McRedmond wins ExCEL Award in Boerne ISDBoerne Middle School Norht Reading Specialist Jonna Hansen-McRedmond loves the challenges of teaching Middle School students
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  • 2 years ago
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Jobie Campos wins ExCEL Award for Harlandale Independent School District

Jobie Campos wins ExCEL Award for Harlandale Independent School DistrictMorrill Elementary staged a big celebration for its Third Grade Reading Teacher, Jobie Campos who was selected by the Harlandale Independent School District for the ExCEL Award.
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Gracie De La Cruz wins ExCEL Award for Southside Independent School District

Gracie De La Cruz wins ExCEL Award for Southside Independent School DistrictGracie De La Cruz is a powerful role model for her first grade students. She is teaching at Gallardo Elementary in the neighborhood where she grew up.
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Keith Witt wins ExCEL Award for Judson Independent School District

Keith Witt wins ExCEL Award for Judson Independent School DistrictWagner High School's band director Keith Witt walked into a big surprise celebration this week.
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LeaAnna Pond wins ExCEL award for East Central ISD

LeaAnna Pond wins ExCEL award for East Central ISDLeaAnna Pond wins ExCEL award for East Central ISD
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Cordelia Gonzales wins ExCEL award for South San Independent School District

Cordelia Gonzales wins ExCEL award for South San Independent School DistrictCordelia Gonzales wins ExCEL award for South San Independent School District
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Jisela Ferdin Moreno wins ExCEl Award for Edgewood Independent School District

Jisela Ferdin Moreno wins ExCEl Award for Edgewood Independent School DistrictKENS 5 and SACU surprised Jisela Ferdin Moreno with the ExCEL Golden Apple Award at Gus Garcia Middle School in front of a gymnasium filled with students.Mrs. Moreno's goal is to teach a new language to her students and open up the world.
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Julie Lopez wins ExCEL Award for Somersett Independent School District.

Julie Lopez wins ExCEL Award for Somersett Independent School District.Julie Lopez makes school fun at Savannah Heights Intermediate School by making learning a game. Every day she stages a contest as students race to find definitions in the dictionary in her Fifth Grade reading class.
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  • 2 years, 7 months ago
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Keri Robertson wins ExCEL Award for Randolph Field Independent School District

Keri Robertson wins ExCEL Award for Randolph Field Independent School DistrictKeri Robertson always knew she wanted to be a teacher. "I never considered anything else," she said.But it was in her third year teaching when she went to Japan that she discovered her love for teaching the children of military families.
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A passion for science: Lackland ISD teacher wins KENS 5 SACU ExCEL Award

A passion for science: Lackland ISD teacher wins KENS 5 SACU ExCEL AwardFrom as early as she can remember, Amy Jackson knew she wanted to be a teacher. "I just always felt it was my calling to work with kids," Jackson explained.
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Techie Lea Taylor wins ExCEL award for SCUISD

Techie Lea Taylor wins ExCEL award for SCUISDA Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City Independent School District teacher knows how important technology is for her students. She gets it. She knows that no matter what they want to be when they grow up, they will likely need computer skills.
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Patricia Chavez wins KENS 5 SACU ExCEL Award for Southwest Independent School District

Patricia Chavez wins KENS 5 SACU ExCEL Award for Southwest Independent School DistrictPatricia Chavez didn't start her professional life as a teacher. She was an accountant when she discovered her true calling was as a teacher. 
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Jennifer White wins ExCEL Award for Comal Independent School District

Jennifer White wins ExCEL Award for Comal Independent School DistrictAt Timberwood Park Elementary, Fifth grade Language Arts teacher Jennifer White takes a non-traditional approach to teaching.
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  • 11 months ago
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Jaynelle Reed wins KENS 5 SACU Golden Apple ExCEL Award

Jaynelle Reed wins KENS 5 SACU Golden Apple ExCEL AwardMedine Valley Independent School District honored Fifth grade Science teacher Jaynelle Reed in a big way as she was awarded the KENS5 SACu Golden Aplle ExCEL Award
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  • 11 months ago
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Educating with humor, interaction: SAISD teacher wins ExCEL award

Educating with humor, interaction: SAISD teacher wins ExCEL awardTeachers work hard every day to motivate kids to listen, understand and care. That’s especially true at Rhodes Middle School in the San Antonio ISD, where an eighth-grade math and social studies teacher is setting himself apart from the rest.
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  • 2 years, 12 months ago
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Rudy Galvez wins ExCEL Award for Alamo Heights Independent School District

Rudy Galvez wins ExCEL Award for Alamo Heights Independent School DistrictRudy Galvez is the Spanish Immersion Social Studies teacher at Alamo Heights Jr. High. Mr. Galvez also wants his students to understand the importance of an education and service to others.
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  • 3 years ago
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Melissa Licata wins ExCEL Award for Northside Independent School District

Melissa Licata wins ExCEL Award for Northside Independent School DistrictMelissa Licata wins ExCEL Award for Northside Independent School District
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