Roma ISD Named District of the Year

The Roma Independent School District was named “District of the Year” during the H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards on Sunday. Roma ISD was one of three finalists alongside Canutillo ISD and Stephenville ISD in the small districts division. To determine overall statewide winners, a panel of judges visited each district to tour campuses and talk with administration, staff, parents and community members. As winner of the division, Roma ISD received a cash prize of $50,000.

The award ceremony was held at the Fairmont Hotel in Austin and included music by the McCallum High School Fine Arts Academy Orchestra Department. Presenters included Scott Mclelland, H-E-B President; Suzanne Wade, H-E-B Executive Vice President; Charles Butt, H-E-B Chairman and CEO; and keynote speaker Daniel Pink.

H-E-B launched the Excellence in Education Awards program in cooperation with the Texas Association of School Administrators in 2002 as a positive way to support public education clients in Texas. Since its inception, more than $10.5 million has been awarded to educators, schools, districts, and early childhood facilities across the state. The program is the largest monetary awards program for educators in Texas and one of the largest in the nation. To learn more about the program, visit their website here:

Additionally, If you know an educator, school district, early childhood facility or school board that is an inspiration to your community, submit your nomination for the 2020 Excellence in Education Awards here:

Pictured above (L to R): Leticia Cadena, Carlos Guzman, Yesenia Guerrero, Yadira Diaz, Noe Guzman, Jr., Joe Martinez, and Steven Weller.